Alice Mae Lund born 3/16 at 34 weeks just 4 hours after being admitted to the hospital. So grateful she is here and staying strong in the NICU. Couldn’t have done it without Taylor constantly giving me motivation and helping ease labor and pushing with pressure points. Thanks everyone for all your prayers and support! 📷 @valoryjean
5lb 2oz + 17 inches long. This little girl had plans of her own to arrive this week. Sure caught me by surprise. Lots of emotions, but for a 34 week delivery she is doing great! Thought I’d have time to be ready for a hospital bag and bring an outfit to the hospital, but maybe third times a charm. Love this sweet baby girl. No name yet!
Taylor totally laughs at me because anywhere we go I like taking a photo of the water. But I still think he kind of gets it. Water just speaks to me, it can be calm, soothing, scary, and beautiful all at once. I’ve sat in wonder all of the different ways I’ve been able to see it and experience how dynamic it is. It is beautiful! So happy we experienced some water in Kauai before we have this baby! She gets here next month!!!
Finding beauty in my own mistakes and weaknesses. Trying to listen to me, and give myself what I really need every day. I’m not sure what that all means right now, but trying each day is getting a step closer to that. I’ve realized that while I love being someone who accomplishes goals, I’ve become too much of a yes person. I realized that there were a few things I was saying no to in the process because I had no extra time to give. If you haven’t, I highly suggest reading the book Present Over Perfect. So much truth in there. & here’s a fun mini shoot I did where I did half film and half digital. I accidentally underexposed this film (my 2nd time using film), but somehow I still love these images. I’d love to hear ways you’ve been able to start saying no, so you can keep saying yes to all the things you need to.
Time is fleeting, and I’m a super sentimental person. I feel like a whale walking around, and am pretty worn out by the afternoon. & ready for SPD to be over. But, in some ways I want time to stop. To continue feeling movements of baby girl, and continue to have precious time with my first child. It will be a transition for all of us, and I am sure we will love it, & Peter will learn a lot. But change is hard for me, and I hope he can still see how much his mom loves him even when I have baby girl attached to me. This warrior’s-basketball-loving-full-of-life-smiles-kisses-&-cuddles-boy. Couldn’t ask for a better son! . . . #firstson #motherhoodrising #mother #letthekids #childhoodunplugged #momtogs #thehappynow #honestmotherhood #newsibling
My first official pregnancy update is on my personal blog. So happy we could get away to Kauai! Only two more months before baby girl! Never realized maternity swimwear could be so tricky to find, and thought I’d leave my nice tan line on my leg, cause #reallife
It was so great attempting a few new ideas at @photonative, and hoping I succeeded with a few even though I was a bit of a mess today! Thank you @suzclaw for your patience with me, & @heathernan for putting on such a wonderful day with @benjaminholtrop Vendors Shoot Host: @heathernan Florals: @tingefloral Stylist: @benjaminholtrop HMU: @janelleingram HMU Assistant: @beeinghannahgrace Photo Assistant: @mariacoronaphotography Model: @suzclaw Clothing: @maisonvalentino @hm Jewelry: @octannerjewelers Venue: @mccunemansion #letterstonan
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so grateful for those of you that pay attention to my little account. It's funny, I've actually started losing followers every time I post. Dang algorithm I guess 🤷🏻♀️ But guess what? Just finding out who my true people are, and not caring about dumb numbers! 👊 I'm getting out of the house tonight and on a date! Taylor and I don't get out very much without Peter, but we are so excited to see The Greatest Showman! I haven't been to the theater since La La Land! Anyone else seldom go see movies now that you parent? 😂 #ilford3200 #mastinlabs #utahbrideandgroom #utahphotographer #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo
I have to give a shoutout to @mckenna.boothe THIS girl knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding day (I was so touched she included me), and everything turned out perfect. And every wedding that has a taco truck at their reception has been bomb. Am I right? @ryanhinmanfilms Need any planning advice from one bride to another? Talk to this girl! . . . #brides #brideandgroom #utahwedding #utahldswedding #utahweddingphotographer #utahphotographer #utahportraitphotographer #utahbride #utahbridals