My girlies and I had a kiss-fest to celebrate Valentine's Day.
I made sure to take some photos before I got covered in kisses. :P
I don't even want to admit it, but I completely forgot to do this week's self-portrait up until super late Sunday night right before I went to bed hahaha. Whoops!
The light coming in the windows this morning was so on point that taking self-portraits was one of the first things I did after I waking up.
I slacked off and only took this set of self-portraits for this week. Normally I do a few, but Freya had been extra fussy so I didn't get much time without her in my arms. She's 3 months old now and that's normally one of the many times babies hit growth spurts, so I guess it makes sense that she's been fussy.
I had a feeling she'd spit up on me as soon as I set her on my chest, but I did it anyway...lol!
If I can go a whole day without getting covered in spit-up, then it's a great day! JK, it's a great day even if I am covered in spit-up...I wouldn't trade it for anything!
So much for posting weekly updates on my 52 week self-portrait project hahah. I've definitely fallen behind on doing that but at least I'm still taking the photos though.
Let's get right to it.
Can a gold mirror count as yellow? because if so, then we got some primary colors going on. Awww yea!
We took our Christmas tree down this day. To celebrate, my girls and I did some long exposure photos and danced around with the lights.
Bath time shenanigans with these goofs.
Baby wearing for the win! 👍 She was fighting her nap all day but fell asleep within minutes of being put in the carrier.
Beautiful morning sun coming in the windows. I just had to take advantage of the awesome shadows it was creating.
Making story time memories in a tent with my girlies.
Seriously my new favorite photo of my daughters and I. I just love the light that comes into their bedroom window too!
OMG, so much tired. I was exhausted in this photo. I did not sleep well at all the night before. My three month old must've known I wasn't sleeping well and she woke up constantly throughout the night too. Ugh! Those days/nights happen though and you just power through.
And that's all I have for ya. Hopefully within this next week I'll have Week Six's photos blogged, so stay tuned!
This past week consisted of participating in the #babetowninstagramchallenge. It was a challenge at that. It really made me think. Think about myself, my goals, my life. It pushed me to get creative and put myself out there. Sometimes a good push is needed too! So everyday this week we had a new prompt/challenge. I shot these self-portraits (above) for day 2, which was to pick a word for the year. My word of the year is growth. I chose growth because I want to grow in every way possible this year. Grow artistically and photographically. Grow personally. Grow as a mother and partner. Grow in knowledge. The list goes on and on.
my 2 month old woke me up around 4:30am and we didn't get back to sleep until around 7am. For some reason she'd fight me every time I'd try to feed her, even though she was hungry. UGH! I don’t think there was any amount of coffee that could have made me feel energized.
I took some breastfeeding self-portraits, also known as "brelfies", to show the in-between moments.
This one was a happy accident. At first I was a little mad that this wasn't in focus, but then I realized this photo accurately depicted how I felt...a little blurry and out of focus from the lack of sleep.
These three little girls are something else. They make my heart so full.
I hope you enjoyed week 2. I can't wait to see what week 3 brings!
So here we are, one week into the new year. What are everyone's goals and resolutions? How are they going so far? Good I hope!
New things will be happening with Elizabeth Marie Photography over this next year and I'm super excited! One of the new things is a new project I'm taking on. I decided to try something different and instead of doing a 365 photo-a-day project like I've done in the past, I am doing a 52 week self portrait project with the main theme being motherhood/parenthood. It's not a strict theme by any means and I already plan on straying from it here and there hehe. 😜 My goal is to do a blog post each week showcasing the self portraits I took that week.
Have a wonderful Sunday, I hope you enjoy my first week's self portraits, and have a great week!
See Week One's self portraits below.
Me playing on the ground with my two month old. She was making some pretty goofy faces at me. 😄 Biggest sister joined in too.
After taking my initial week one self portrait, I wanted and craved to do more. So when the kids were somehow magically all napping at the same time and I had like two seconds to myself, I ran and took this.
My two month old was crying the whole time I was trying to defuse my two year old's screaming tantrum. Omg can you say noise overload. I wanted to go and hide so bad lol.
After everything calmed down I had this creative urge in me and wanted to take a self portrait while screaming (plus the light coming in the bathroom window was ahhmazing). I didn't actually scream though because it would've been crazy loud and I didn't wanna restart the kids' scream fest. even though I didn't scream for real, the act of fake screaming felt really good haha.
Yesterday, my boyfriend gave me the most brilliant idea, which was to make cupid's wings for our daughters' Valentine's day photos. I love making my own props for photo shoots so pretty much as soon as he gave me the idea, my 2 1/2 year old and I headed to the craft store to get supplies.
All I needed to buy was a couple packages of white feathers. Everything else I had on hand.
Below are a few photos I took during the whole wing making process. Gluing down the feathers was the most time consuming part, especially since I had two little helpers trying to grab the hot glue gun constantly haha.
Above are the completed wings! I don't think I could be any happier at how well they turned out! Now I just gotta find the bow and arrow I made a few years back and then I can do my girls' photo shoot.
Who's excited for February? I know I am and I can't wait to see what it brings!
This is a test post to see how everything looks. I'm quite new to blogging so please bear with me. I think it'll be a fun adventure once I get the hang of it.
Here's a photo of my youngest daughter that I thought I'd share. The other day I caught her "watching the coffee brew" when she was really stealing brownies. Her face is covered in evidence; there's no denying she was munching on brownies.