I’ve been cleaning up my galleries from 2018 and I’m realizing how many treasures I haven’t shared here yet! Prepare yourselves for a flood of images of some amazing shoots and some even more amazing couples ✨ (PS I can’t wait for the lovely @saraschwingel’s wedding this year!)
Sitting here this morning enjoying some baby snuggles and cleaning up my archives from 2018 before jumping into the new season 🌿 I’m realizing that I share a lot of “highlights” on here - the epic portrait, the first look, the big kiss - but in between all of those moments are smaller moments that tell the story of a wedding. It’s kind of like that with life too - we share the highlights and leave out what it took to get there, the thousand moments in between that were “less important,” but that we wouldn’t have gotten to the highlights without. I’ll try to share more of that here, both for the wedding days and the every-days ✨
Can you even handle these tiny toes!? Because I REALLY can’t. 🥰
I am terribly late in posting here (Where have the last two weeks gone? Tell me time won’t keep going by this quickly!), but I finally have enough mental space (if not quite enough sleep) to step onto social media for a moment. Say hello to the tiny love of our lives, baby Charlie ❤️❤️❤️ Charlie arrived 2/25/2019, at 7 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. His daddy and I are soaking up these early days of new baby snuggles. It’s not all perfect (let’s talk about midnight baby gas and mastitis), and we’re still figuring out just how he works, but getting to know this little dude is just the best thing ever. My heart is so full. Charlie, you’re the best thing I’ve ever done or seen. Welcome to the world, kiddo 🥰 #wearethenehrts
I’ve been a little quiet around here recently, and that big old bump is why! Today is officially baby Charlie’s due date - now if only somebody would tell him that 😂 // I haven’t shared a lot about our pregnancy journey, but now that we’ve made it here I want to share a bit about how far we’ve come. At 20 weeks we were told we had what is called a “circumvallate placenta,” essentially a placenta that is partially detached. This comes with certain risks, since it may not provide enough nutrition and resources to baby - risks like preterm labor, low fluid, growth restrictions, and placental detachment. It’s hard to believe there was a time that we were crossing our fingers and hoping to get to 28 weeks. At about 30 weeks, we found out that we did have a growth restriction, with Charlie’s belly measurements falling below the 3rd percentile. With weekly tests and regular ultrasounds, we were working to make it to as close to 37 weeks as possible, and looking at a likely induction once his growth fell further or we made it to that milestone. THEN, miraculously, at about 37 weeks this kiddo started growing! As evidenced by my suddenly enormous belly 😊 I honestly can’t believe how lucky we are to have a healthy full-term baby after all of this, and to be awaiting a normal delivery. This pregnancy has taught me a lot about letting go of control and sitting with uncertainty, which if you know me, is not one of my natural talents 😂 Now I’m putting that into practice again in these last few days/weeks and we wait for him to make his arrival 🤗 Wish us luck!
Obsessing over these two and their beautiful, heartfelt wedding as I sit here editing their big day ✨These sweet, real smiles are what I love to capture, and I absolutely adore when I find couples whose love needs zero posing, just a quiet moment and a camera.
Hitting “send” on this incredible gallery today! These two are so crazy adorable that this rose garden in Buffalo NY bloomed in November just for them (I believe it). 🌺