We’re in double digits. Double digits. I honestly can’t imagine my life without you. You’re so precious to me. I know I’m your momma but I’m convinced that you’re the sweetest boy on this planet. The way you reach for me when I walk in a room or smile at me from across a room when you realize that I’m close just melts my heart. Your beautiful blue eyes are kind and your bleach blonde hair is beautiful….. surprising, but beautiful. Your daddy and I just said today that you’re complexion almost looks like you’re an icelandic prince!
You’re so unique and so different than we thought you would be. I was envisioning a little boy version of Evy with dark eyes and Olive skin when I was pregnant with you… but God gave me a baby that looks more like me and I’m obsessed with you. Your sister is too. She has been running up to you, touching your face and then saying “Awww… you are the cutest baby I ever seeeen!!!!!” She loves you! She wants you to follow her and play with her constantly. If you’re fussing, she’ll say “Aw I dink he wants me to hold him” and so I’ll hand you to her and if you don’t scream, she’ll say “Aww I tink he yikes me!!”.
I know we’re getting close to the end of nursing. It’s sad to me. Sure, I’m excited for the freedom but I love my connection to you through nursing. I have something so special that I can give you that you can’t get from anyone else. You’re sleeping through the night most nights… but if you get up and I have to nurse you, I don’t mind it one bit… I normally rock you in the dark and try to take it in because I know I won’t be doing this much longer and you won’t need me in this way!
Watching you grow and change is so bittersweet. I’m praying I can remember these simple but so important things about your tenth month of life:
Graham was so unsure of Corey for some reason!!!
Look at that face! He warmed up quickly, I promise!…. But at first, wow. He was NOT feeling it!
Evy’s Third birthday party… with a creepy Elsa!
Ok, my SISTER made this cake from SCRATCH!!!!!! How amazing?!
uhhhh… we put a bounce house in the kitchen and it was a HIT!
She’s literally poking him in the eye! GAH!
That Elsa wig!
“What?! We get a PRESENT on Valentines Day?! ”
Dada surprised us with matching Lily dresses!!!
All the many faces of Evy! …
It’s been a while since I’ve photographed an engagement session at beautiful Maymont Park. Meeting Ryan and Danielle there was perfect even though I totally forgot that Maymont closes so early! We heard a reminder that the park would be closing soon and just as I started to feel a bit panicked, the clouds cleared, the sun started to shine and I was able to capture the most beautiful light before we unexpectedly had to leave the park!
This beautiful day began in the historic manor house at Belmont Country Club. Abby was showing me her details and then she gave me a gift and told me to open it. I questioned her because it just didn’t seem right for the photographer to be opening a gift on the bride’s wedding day but she insisted! Abby had made me a custom cross-stitch of Michael and I with cameras in our hands! It looks JUST like us and I was just amazed at her talent and thoughtfulness!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.