I am sooo so so excited to be sharing these images with you! As I write this post and upload these photos it’s like I’m reliving each moment I captured from this session and WOW! I have goosebumps and the corniest grin on my face right now.
Last year I met Bethany at a Breastfeeding Mamas Group Photo Event that I host once a year in August (this year will be the 4th year so keep your eyes peeled for more info regarding that very soon). So, when she got a hold of me to photograph her engagement and wedding, I was beyond thrilled!
Fast forward a few months to June. Bethany, her family, including their super cute black lab named Chinook, and I explored an area none of us have ever explored before, the Cooley Bridge Roadside Park in Wellston. If you have never been there before, please do yourself a favor and check it out!
Bethany and Brian are such a down to earth, sweet couple. I feel like we could’ve hung out/explored/took photos all night long. They had me squealing with joy during their whole session. It sounds creepy using the word “squeal” but I can’t think of a better word…it was like an “eeeeeek” of excitement haha. I could literally feel the love they have for each other just radiating from them. They are seriously so dang cute and perfect, I can’t get over it.
To say that I’m excited for their wedding this Fall is an understatement…I cannot wait!
Here are a few of my favorites from their session.
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.
Finally I had the chance to play with the glitter I bought back in January. You know what's so special about this glitter? It's BIODEGRADABLE and made from plant cellulose instead of plastic! It takes about 90 days to degrade. Now that's pretty sweet!
Check out ecostardust.com to learn more and to see their wide range of gorgeous glitters!
Dada and the two older girls were napping at the time, so it was the perfect opportunity for Freya and I to do some photos together using the cool light beams coming in through the bedroom window.
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These self-portraits I did with Freya fill my heart with soooo much happiness! I am so in love with the love and joy I captured in these moments and I want to share the love with you. Soooo I have an awesome special! Starting now for a LIMITED TIME (until the end of April), I am offering Mommy and Me In-Home Cuddle Sessions! Yayyyy!
These sessions will be full of love--hugs, kisses, cuddling, etc. on your couch, maybe on the floor cuddled in a blanket, or wearing cozy jammies in bed. There are no rules except to appreciate and love on mama!
Mama’s, I wanna celebrate you and all the amazing things you do!
Sessions are 15 minutes long and take place in your home, they come with an online gallery, and 5 digital downloads (with print release) of your choice--$75. A $25 non-refundable reservation fee is due at the time of booking/signing of client agreement. (Prints and extra digital images can be purchased for an additional fee.) The remaining balance is due the day of the session.
Celebrate Mother’s Day early and let me capture the love that you and your kiddos have for each other!
Have questions or want to book? Shoot me a message using the contact form here on my site or an email at