Today is the dayyyyyyy! After 7 long months our house is finally ready for us to move back in! The whole thing has felt like one big mental exercise, so move in day is feeling a little surreal. Our little bungalow has undergone quite the transformation these last seven months, but my favorite part is that it’s still the same four walls we came to as a newly married couple, and the same home we brought our daughter to after she was born. Now just with room to grow. I’m so excited that we are moving in today, and pray we have many many years of memories to be made in our home ahead of us.
A little Friday Freshie for you. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. If I could only shoot one kind of session for the rest of my life, a Fresh 48 would be it. No posing, props, or gorgeous backdrop is more beautiful to me than a precious brand new baby. God is so very good, and I’m infinitely more aware of His miracles every time I meet a brand new baby. Thank you so much, sweet Callan James, for spending a little time from your first day with me. #courtneymalonefresh48
Had a Fresh 48 this morning which means I’m currently in the deep dark depths of baby fever. Quick, someone remind me that it’s REALLY hard in those early sleep deprived days. Oooooh but it’s so magical tooooooo. This right here... three precious girls... dream life! 👶🏼😍😭😘
Interrupting your pretty morning insta scroll with a moment from REAL LIFE for ya. This is my sweet little family. We love each other deeply, are flawed and imperfect, and have great days and not so great days together. We recently did a photo swap with my incredibly talented friend @charlotteconklin, and while she delivered a GORGEOUS gallery to us, I can’t help but really really love this outtake photo. Because guys, this is life right now. Our daughter is as sweet, loving and adorable as she is wild, sassy and unruly. As a work at home mama, most days I’m just hanging on for dear life trying to nurture my growing business as well as my growing toddler. It’s messy and imperfect, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think what I love most about this photo is that it was mixed in with so many images that hold so much love and magic. This girl was a HOT MESS the night we did these photos. Jim and I walked away like “whose child is this and where did our daughter go!?” because she did not act like our sweet Jamesy girl. But in so many pictures we are loving and hugging and our girl is smiley and happy. Even in the midst of chaos and tantrums there is always a little magic sprinkled in. Mamas, can I get a 🙌 if ya feel me!? #ourdaughterjames
Summer on film - Ektar 100. Nothing has helped me truly understand light and exposure as much as shooting film. I can’t get over these beautiful Ektar colors. I have so many beautiful film images I’m dying to share with you guys! This is one of my favorites of my sweet and sassy girl, just killin’ it at the beach. I really hope that when I grow up I’m half as cool as she is. #oursummeronfilm
All the sweet dreams for this little lady. This is what I wish my weekend plans looked like BUT we will be packing up our little rental to move back HOME! I guess that’s not so bad 👏🙌 What are your weekend plans friends!? Sleep or play!? #courtneymalonestudio