Half a year…. can you believe it? It feels like we were just bringing Baby Graham through the front door and Evy was trying to hold him constantly. We spent 6 months telling her no and now, she’s finally at a place where she can be left with him on the couch beside her and we’re not completely terrified of what she’ll try to do. He’s a big boy and she’s a strong girl. I feel like this month has given us glimpses into their relationship that will exist in the future. She runs up to him and he squeals. It’s my favorite new part of his personality!
Six months may be my favorite phase during the first year. I know I’ll probably say that about 8 months and 9 months too but there is just something so special about a baby who is 6 months old. I feel like I’m watching my little boy turn into a little person with personality and spunk and a voice! The amount of change that has happened from month five to month 6 is just unbelievable. My “new” baby seems to have disappeared and I have a sturdy, vocal, real-food-eating little guy instead of a newborn. This month was insane for us. We launched a massive project in the business, we finished shooting our weddings for the year, we did all the “fall” things and also maintained life at church and with our family. We’re tired but our lives feel so full of joy.
Here are some six month memories that I want to remember:
So, in true mom-fashion, I feel like everything goes wrong as soon as it’s time for me to actually be in a picture! Am I right, mommas out there? We were attempting to take a “copy-paste” photo like Michael took with Evy when she was six months old but it ended quickly when Graham decided to spew his lunch everywhere!!
Look at that precious boy!
I can hear his giggle here!
Last swim of the year! So sad!
“Hey, what’s the big blue thing?! ”
Friends from the farm!!
Oh my goodness…..
The state fair was a good idea… until we waited for an hour and a half in line to get out of the parking lot! Evy had to pee on the side of road twice!
Living her BEST LIFE!
Yea…. WAY too young for Putt Putt! haha
We get this face a lot….
Prepare yourself… these next few are the best!!!
So thankful for these little people!
Once again…. how is his head so massive?
Costume day at Pre-school! …. yes we were getting dressed in the parking lot!
Marshall and Chase!
Halloween! We had a crew from VeggieTales! LarryBoy, Bob the Tomato, Junior Asparagus and Madame Blueberry!
This post is a little out of order but hey, at least it’s done! We went to see Aunt Sarah ride in her first Horseback Riding Competition and she won first place!
She was COVERED in dust and loved it!
Go Sarah go!
Oh Ev! haha She loves so hard!
Pumpkin Patch with our small group!
Love these people!
Ok…. out of ALL of our friends, no one said “Katelyn! Take the burp cloth out of your front pocket!!?”
Then we celebrated Daddy’s 30 years as Pastor at our home church! Corey and Emy spoke and I sang. Lots of tears… it was a good day!
Then we went to Mimi and Grandaddy’s and Graham discovered baby dolls…. much to Harper’s dismay.
She was mad.
Then she lost her pants.
We love this sweet boy with his big head!
“What do you mean I have to share?!”
This beautiful day way unlike any wedding I have ever photographed before. It’s hard to put into words how powerful and inspiring it was.
If you’ve been following my updates since I got the R6 two years ago, you know I LOVE it!! It has been a game changer for me! But there is ONE mistake that I’ve made that cannot be fixed afterwards!
There are things that EVERY photographer should have on their website! We will walk through some students’ websites to see how small changes can impact their perceived value, and for you to see if what they’re missing is something that you are too!
You know what I’m realizing? I’m realizing I am loving getting to see people I love and miss in this very busy season of our life.
We’re gearing up for wedding season and there are so many ways to market yourself DURING a wedding to keep new clients coming in! I have been a wedding photographer for 13 years, and I have never paid for ‘traditional’ advertising!
I am eating my words again! For years, I have used InDesign for everything… but Canva had a HUGE update last year which changed everything!!