Rhett’s at such a fun age! So many laughs, squeals, giggles and huge smiles. He’s our smiliest baby! He’s also our happiest baby! He’ll sit for an hour and play with his hands or his Mr. Moose. He’s joyful and sweet and spits up just like his brother!
This past month we took all three to Florida and when to Disney, we celebrated Graham’s 2nd Birthday, we took an impromptu trip down to my brother and sister-in-law’s house at the beach, we decided one afternoon to drive back to our hometown to get ice cream and support a friend’s business, we played in the yard, we got nice clothes on and captured a few portraits with the blossoms in our neighbor’s driveway, we went to the lake, we have friends over to the pool…… LIFE. IS. FULL….. and it’s wonderful.
You’re not going to believe this but sometimes I fear we don’t have enough pictures of our life. I know, face palm. It’s ridiculous to think that! However, I think I worry about that because I just love these sweet seasons and I don’t want to lose them. I have found a beautiful rhythm of being free to capture certain moments and then just be camera-free for others. It’s something I’ve been working on balancing since Evy was born. It’s a JOY to pull out my big camera, not a burden. I hope years from now it will be so rewarding to scroll through these posts and remember what life was like. Also, getting these blog posts together save me SO much time at the end of the year when it’s time to create a family yearbook!
So what is Rhett like this month?! Well…..
Their reward for taking pictures!
Awww, a nice lick from Sisi! ha! Welcome to the pool, Callan!
Gosh I love this shot from our hometown with hometown friend’s kids and our kids!
Our visit to Corey and Morgan’s! :
This ended poorly…..
About a week after this, his eczema on his eye went away! YAY! I realized it was actually best not to put anything on it!
I sincerely don’t know if I’ve met more of a “boy” boy. He likes to throw stuff, run into stuff, get dirty, roar, grunt, play with anything with wheels, makes motor noises, isn’t phased by falls or crashes…. Graham is a tough one!
Our new normal with Graham….
Micah wanted to be included…. hahahaha
Childhood best friend and our kids!!!!
Evy learned how to ride a bike in 20 minutes thanks to spending a year on a balance bike!
I’m sorry…. is this not the most precious thing?!?!?! See his little smirk? That’s about as expressive as he gets!!!! Me on the other hand?! I was dying with excitement!!!!! And then he almost plowed over the fam….
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.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!