A sweet snapshot of mother and daughter, just playing together on their favorite chair. Photograph the everyday, it's extraordinary.
Have you ever seen more kissable lips?!!
BABY WRINKLES! BABY EXPRESSIONS! Nothing beats it.
The gang all showed up for this photo session!
Our family rounded out my maternity leave and said goodbye to this awful winter by heading to the most beautiful ocean and soaking in some much-needed Vitamin D. Madeline had her first flight (Samuel's 30th..lucky kid, I tell yah ;) and experienced sunshine for the first time. She has never seen sun so bright, felt the heat, or the sand in between her tiny toes...life of a winter baby! (and boy, can't we all agree that this winter was a rough one!) Samuel was thrilled to return to the Bahamas, and spent the majority of his time running the beach or flying airborne into the pool. Permanent smiles all around.
This season has been a complete mix of emotions, as any newborn mother could attest to. As I enter into a new season of work, and our family settles into our permanent home in Ann Arbor, I find myself feeling fortunate and full of anticipation! 2018, you're going to be incredible.
A HUGE thank you to Amanda at Amanda Estep Photography for capturing Madeline at 3 weeks old. Anyone looking for a family or newborn photographer in the greater Columbus area, I highly recommend her! (She also did our maternity session this past Fall)
Madeline Grace was born on December 15th, and it seems impossible that that was already two months ago! We can't imagine our family without her. In that time, we celebrated the holidays, hosted multiple visitors, fought off sicknesses (every week, it seems!) and signed our names 100000 times while purchasing our new home last week.
We've been busy :) and happy :) and slightly sleep deprived.
I had made a deal with myself that I wouldn't make a concrete "return from maternity leave" date until I was able to get some sleep, settle in a bit with two kiddos, and feel confident I could return to work giving my clients my best. I've certainly fought the desire to begin shooting families RIGHT AWAY, if not just as a reprieve from the cabin fever that a winter baby provides. (Thankfully, I didn't act on that because no amount Starbucks could have made up for my zombie-like state). As the fog of newborn-hood begins to clear, and being a family of four is becoming our "norm," I find myself yearning to create and connect once again.
During this time away, I've been able to 100% commit myself to my family, doing the most important "job" I will ever have, being a wife and a mother. For that, I am forever grateful. Yet, the passion inside of me to capture that for others runs deep, and I'm full of anticipation as I return to my second "job" too- You.
I'm currently booking Spring sessions, to begin April 1st. Looking forward to an amazing year of serving you!