I wrote a personal blog post (and figured out how to make the self timer on my camera take more than one photo #gamechanger) for no other reason than that I felt like i had a lot of kind of useless things to say, and Cody was out of town so I had no one around to talk to (his loss is your gain, IMO 😏). Want to read my stream of consciousness and a little bit about what’s going on around here lately? Head over to the blog! (Link in profile)
Walking into the weekend like 💕 See more from this beautiful @galleriamarchetti wedding on the blog! (Link in profile)
Half way around the sun with you, little one. I think your dad and I would agree that these have been the best six months of our lives. You bring so much joy to us, and everyone you flash your gummy smile at. You suck on your toes, roll the second we put you down, are starting to scooch backwards (though I’m not sure you realize you’re doing it), and love watching and studying everything around you. You’re off the charts tall and have a giant head - i think, like your dad, you might have a hard time finding hats that fit when you’re older. He can help you out there. I so wish time would slow down. I’m realizing the importance of setting my phone down and closing the computer when I’m around you - because I don’t want to miss a minute of watching you grow and learn. Being your mama is truly the greatest gift 🧡
Target started selling fall scented candles this week, and I’m totally in support of it. Just thought you all should know 😏🍁🎃🍂☺️
The bond between Jamie and Meadow is so sweet - I will never get tired of capturing love like this. 💕 #fillyboomaternity
If I could go back in time, I would have had one of my super talented friends come and take photos of Cole at the hospital. We have lots of cell phone photos, but honestly after being induced and in labor for 26 hours, and having a c section, the last thing I wanted to do was get my super heavy camera out to take “professional” photos. But babies change SO MUCH in that first week. I look at pictures of Cole from the hospital and I hardly even remember when he was so fresh and squishy! AND i only have ONE photo of the three of us that’s not a selfie from our time in the hospital. I was not feeling great and prob would have hated being photographed at the time (looking like a hot mess) BUT i would still have had those photos of the first moments of us as a family. Likely I wouldn’t have shared them on social media... but guess what?! That’s not actually what photos are for. They aren’t for other people to re-live your memories. They are for YOU. YOUR memories... and you don’t have to share them with the world 😬 #truthbomb . Most hospitals have a photographer that goes around and will take photos - but I personally was not a huge fan of their style and didn’t want to pay per image or feel like I was being given a sales pitch while wearing a backless robe and mesh undies 🤷🏻♀️. If you’re pregnant, consider talking with a photographer (BEFORE you give birth) about setting up a fresh48 session! I offer these sessions for Chicago area families, btw, and love love love capturing sweet faces like this one - 👶🏼👣🏥
I challenge you to find a prettier city skyline. 💕
Did you have any pregnancy cravings, or notice your tastes changed post pregnancy? I didn’t really have any cravings (minus a few days where I literally couldn’t get enough honey crisp apples) BUT I really could have cared less about cake before I was pregnant (like didn’t want a wedding cake because “i don’t like cake”)... but now OMG sometimes I sit and think about how much i want a piece of cake... preferably fun-fetti, vanilla, or carrot (still don’t really care for chocolate cake). SO WEIRD. Anyone else experience a change like this? #pregnancyjourney #pregnancycravings #weddingcake #chicagonewbornphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer #growingahuman #sharetheeverymom #mamastakenote
The art institute gardens are known for their beauty. But you don’t actually have to go inside the gardens to take advantage of how picturesque they are. 🌿
More of this beautiful wedding on the blog today!!!
I’m a huge sucker for any @watters dress 💕 Do you have any favorite bridal designers???
The weather today is pretty gnarly... so I’m imagining I’m basking in the beautiful sunlight we had this past Wednesday for Christine and Charles’ engagement session 💕