Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
While I may not be able to capture everything cute and fun that is happening with my big camera these days, I still bring it out here and there when it feels right. I really enjoy capturing my children in the season of life that we’re in right now. I can already look back on our past family albums and enjoy the in between “life moments” that make up our current reality as a young family right now. It’s the unprompted, unposed, un-curated pictures that end up being my absolutely favorites!!!
This blog post isn’t just of Rhett’s sweet face, it’s a visual documentation of what our overall life looked like his first month!! I think when I look back at the past four weeks, I think about how fast they have flow by! It seems like we just came home from the hospital a few days ago but here we are with three kids!! It’s been challenging, but more than that, it’s been so much fun. I love seeing Evy and Graham love on their new brother and want to see him every single morning. There are so many things that I want to remember from this first month as a family of 5 so here we go! :
THINGS I WANT TO REMEMBER:
Christmas eve with a three day old!!! It was the year of the trampoline!!! The Christmas Eve Christmas story with Grandaddy! Corey and Momo meet Rhett!!! Oh Harper!!! The whole crew! The sweetest! I take pictures with my real camera for the 2% chance that I capture images like this…. I love this! Micah’s birthday!!! Momo’s parents (Greg and Donna!) got to meet the babies! This is such a GRAHAM photo! Please notice Evy dancing in the background…. I cherish these photos of Evy before her accident and she lost her teeth! Favorite picture of 2021 so far! Fake sleeping!
Please don’t miss that Graham “shirt pull” by Dada. We can’t trust him! He just loves Rhett a little too intensely!
Our sweet blue-eyed boy!
Rhett’s face! So unsure!!!
Annnnnd he got licked. ha! Now we know why he looked so worried!
Oh my sweet girl…. you had such a rough week. You busted out two teeth on a playground accident at the Lake House and I think I cried almost as much as you did.
Evy took this!
Thank goodness for our Mimi!
Merry Christmas to Dada!
First bath!!!! And I had so many wonderful/wild helpers!
The look on his face says it all!! She really wanted to help!
Brothers. I didn’t grow up witnessing this dynamic in our own family but I’ve heard it’s sweet!
Rhett you are such a precious little nugget!
I found her “reading” to him!
This was the night we drove down to Virginia Beach for 1.5 hours of a gender reveal for Corey and Morgan with all six kids and we would do it again in a heartbeat! Such a special night!!!
Harper turned TWO!!! k
I just can’t get over his sweet face!!
The day started with bubbly personalities and bubbly drinks in the historic Linden Row house in downtown Richmond. I walked in, found Leah and then one by one I met her amazing bridesmaids. From the moment I met them all, I knew this was going to be a fun day, not lacking any energy! I loved the way this day started…. however, it got even better the moment dad walked in.
It’s an exciting day in Youtube land! We have just launched a brand new series that we’re really excited about!!!! So often when I’m going through KJ All Access episodes and editing our behind the scenes coverage of our wedding days, I find myself noticing a lot of scenarios that require a lot of thought and problem solving in order to create a FINAL image that I love!!
Gosh it feels good to do what I love to do again! This was my first shoot back since maternity leave ended and I loved every minute of it! I have known Matt and Abby for years and years and so while this was a true portrait session with paying clients and outfit changes, etc…. it was also a shoot with dear friends and it was wonderful to spend some time with them!
First of all, let me just say, I do NOT endorse not hiring a professional birth photographer! As you read this, keep in mind that I desperately wanted to have my friend and fellow photographer Jill with me during my fourth birth. I was heartbroken that she wasn’t allowed to be there!
Have you ever showed up for a wedding or a portrait session and took one look at the location and thought…. “You’ve got to be kidding me!!! How am I going to make this work?!” I have. I have had so many scenarios in my career where I have thought….“Ok, how in the world am I going to make this lousy location work as a great portrait location!!?”.
It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.