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! …
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!