My oldest turned four the other day and I cannot believe it! it’s somewhat mind boggling to me because it does not seem like that many years have passed since she was born.
I remember her birth like it was yesterday. I remember hearing her first cries as the doctors took her out of me, and it was seriously the best. I remember exclaiming "HOLY SHIT!" when they held her up and I saw her perfection for the first time. I remember when they put her tiny little face against my face and her little hand reached for my face...ahhh it was seriously time stopping! Tears are streaming down my face as I type this haha. Her birth was huge for me because she made me a mama.
Dia is such a smart little girl. She knows her ABC’s. She is such a good counter. She is obsessed with the rainbow and can even tell you the colors in reverse order without pausing to think about it. She takes after my sister and loves to organize. She is such an artist, just look at all of the walls in my house, they're covered in crayon. She would literally paint all day if you let her. She loves video games just like her dad. In fact, just last night she played Diablo 3 with him (for the very first time) and kicked butt. She loves playing outside and going on adventures. Her favorite dinosaur is an Apatosaurus. She's (one of) my little muse(s). I could probably write for hours about how amazing she is but I won't do that just for your sake haha.
On her birthday we surprised her with a ton of balloons in the morning, she opened presents after lunch, ate rainbow cake and superman ice cream after dinner, then we headed to the beach for photos. She LOVES the beach so I figured it'd be the perfect place to explore and do her special photos.
Hello internet world, it has been a while! Blogging is definitely not my strong suit but I'm trying to improve, I swear. Anyways let's get right to the point, here are 10 weeks (technically 8 because I missed 2) worth of self-portraits that I've taken. Enjoy!
Even though the focus is completely off in this photo, I'm still in love with the moment I captured.
All of the lines.
Lunchtime for everyone except mama...wait, can coffee count as a lunch?
My goal here was to capture movement.
I never realized what gorgeous light my front door's window lets in. Pretty much since we moved here it had been blocked by a curtain, but on this particular day my middle daughter decided to pull the curtain down and expose this light. So of course I saw it as an opportunity to wash said curtain as well as take some self-portraits in the light.
The girls were not down with my idea to take photos together. I don't even know how many photos I took just to get these two.
They. Were. Not. Having. It.
Coffee and self-portraits, why not?
New dress, who dis? A dress for my client closet came in this day, so of course I had to test it out by doing some self-portraits in it. Plus, the patch of light coming in the window was awesome!
This week got away from me and no self-portraits were taken.
May the 4th be with you! I may have googled "Princess Leia hair" to get some ideas as to how I should do my hair for this set of self-portraits.
The top photo was actually a test shot but I love how it turned out. I love the girls' expressions that I captured. Bottom photo is my "planned" shot.
This week was a busy week for me and no self-portraits were taken.