Family of Four

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One of my most favorite families to photograph.  EVER.  Gretchen & Wade, thank you so much for once again allowing me to capture your darling family with my camera.  Congrats on being a family of 4- what SWEET boys you have! xoxo.

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Soon-to-be Baby Quinn {Maternity}

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Meet Lindsay and her hubby Jason.  I spent most of my college years laughing, drinking, crying, singing, cooking, shopping, studying (a little), and smiling with Lindsay.  She is the type of person who can make one silly comment or joke and make you laugh for the next 6 hours. She has a heart of gold and is going to be one magnificent Mommy.   I was truly honored when these two asked me to photograph such a special event in their lives.   Little Miss Quinn is blessed to grow and learn with these two parents and is going to have an entire lifetime of laughs, love, and adventure!   I can’t wait to meet her!!!  xo.

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Hamilton {1 Year Old}

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Meet Hamilton.  Isn’t he just the CUTEST!?  I am so blessed to have such beautiful clients.

A few weekends ago I photographed this darling boy at his home with his Mommy and Daddy.  I was hoping for a beautiful day, but it was cold and rainy.  (more like a Fall day than a Spring day!)  We made the best of it and got some sweet family shots too.  Thank you so much for having me photograph your beautiful family Justin and Holly!  Happy 1st birthday Hamilton!  xo.

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Connor Boy {2 Years Young}

2YearJRP1My littlest Connor Boy turned 2 on March 10th.  He loves to run, jump, play, wrestle, laugh, kiss, hug, smile, tease and tickle.  He brings an ear to ear grin to my face every single time I look at him.  This little boy…he sure is a jokester.  He is almost as tall as his big brother and has a vocabulary that amazes me.  Connor has started talking in  3-4 word phrases.  He can sing the alphabet and count to ten.  A week ago he stopped sleeping in his crib and started sleeping in a big-boy twin sized bed.  WHEN did he grow up?  Where does the time go?  2 years old is a bittersweet age.  Connor’s independence is really starting to set in.  He even asks to use the potty. WHAT?  If he wants to get out of his diapers soon…that is totally okay with this Mommy….but all of the other “grown up” things…the big bed, the independence, the putting shoes on alone, the wiping off my kisses, the “No Mommy” phrases because he wants to do things all on his own…all of that I’m a little sad about.  I mean….when I was putting away his crib sheets I cried. (haha maybe it’s a little pathetic that I just admitted that…but I did.)  Not because of packing up his crib sheets, but just knowing that time is going way too fast.  Before I know it Connor’s sweet innocence will be gone and he will be all big boy.  He already loves to crash into everything with his trucks….and belly slides down our stairs every chance he gets.

Along this fascinating journey of watching my Connor Boy grow up- it amazes me how much personality he already has.  He loves to dance—and give this Momma lots and lots of kisses.  When he hugs me-it is so tight that I wonder if he could hold on forever.

When taking Connor’s 2 year photographs, I wanted to capture his sweet facial expressions.  He is such an animated little guy and when doing any activity he focuses with everything he has.  Enjoy these images.  They are just a brief picture into a day in the life of my littlest.  Love him to the moon and back. xo.

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Noah {3 Years Young}

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My biggest boy is 3.  My heart is so full with love for his sweet facial expressions, contagious laugh, and never-ending energy level.  He is definitely all boy.  Noah loves the movie Planes and is still infatuated with any toy that has wheels.  He loves to read books-currently Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is read about a million times a day in our home.  He can recite nearly the entire book.  He still loves his “lovie”- Ducky (pictured above)….Noah loves to wrestle with his little brother (who is not so little anymore…) and is a thrill seeker to the fullest.  His favorite dare-devil move is standing on the arm of the couch leaping as far as he possibly can ….sometimes bouncing off the cushions onto the floor (while my heart stops every time….) but instead of tears…he laughs the biggest belly laugh the entire time.

Noah is a morning person just like his Mommy.  He often wakes up at 5 am and snuggles with me on the couch while I drink my coffee.  During this time he frequently will give me a surprise hug and not let go for about 30 seconds (I get choked up a little every time because he is so sweet), and gives me random kisses on each cheek and my forehead (I kiss him this same way when he goes to bed at night).  He will whisper in my ear, “sooo much mommy.  soooooo much.  love you soooo much.”

When I tuck Noah in at night I always snuggle in his bed with him at night and sing “You are My Sunshine.”  Sometimes he sings with me, sometimes he doesn’t.  But every time I kiss him and tell him, “I love you to the moon and back Noah Bear”, he grabs my arm as I’m getting up from his bed and says, “more snuggles please Mommy, more snuggles.”  I’m a total sucker for those words.  I know that in 10 years if I hug (or god forbid- kiss) him he will be utterly embarrassed and push me away.  (so glad that is 10 years away!!).

My Noah Bear.  Three.  Every moment spent with him is the sweetest and I am truly lucky to be his Mama.  I can’t wait to see what this next year holds and to watch him grow even more.  xoxo.  I love you to the moon and back Noah Bear.

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Noah (3 years) & Connor (22 Months) together

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