Cheers for the weekend, baby!! I’m so excited to be spending my Saturday with a beautiful couple celebrating their engagement. @quietwaterspark is going to see lots of snuggling at sunset! . #marylandphotographer #marylandweddingphotographer #marylandweddings #aapgroom #aapbride #aapgroomsmen #aapfriends #marylandengagementphotographer #marylandengagement #quietwaterspark
Before my oldest daughter woke up this morning my husband took her cell phone (that’s not connected to cellular service and only used for apps and YouTube) and hid it. She’s 6 years old and we’ve started to notice addictive behavior. The first thing she does in the morning is grab the phone. When we’re working on our homeschooling materials, the phone is a huge distraction. And she’s even started to argue with us when we ask her to put it away during meals. These behaviors are something we want to shut off right now, before they become a serious problem. So, this morning when she woke up and noticed her phone was “missing” the tears started to flow and I could see the panic setting in. We sat down and had a very productive conversation about technology and what addiction was. She kept saying, “But I don’t NEED it! I just WANT it!!” Then we talked about ways we could exercise our brains and use our creativity instead of spending our time watching people play video games on YouTube. I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting this conversation to go well. I was expecting a meltdown, arguing, or attempts at negotiation. But none of that happened. Instead, I helped her explore her feelings and then we spent 2 hours decorating our Christmas tree together. She has handled this so much better than I ever imagined she would. And even though I know the tough moments are coming that are full of “I’m bored!”, I absolutely do not regret using this as a teaching opportunity. . Those of you who have kids - what are your thoughts on technology use and limiting access? . #herestothecreatives #creatives #makersgonnamake #protea #giantprotea #lifeofaphotographer #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolingfamily #raisingthefuture
I woke up this morning to a text from my husband that said, “Winter is coming.” As soon as I stepped outside of our front door I knew exactly what he meant. It even smells like winter, guys!! I’ve been reading some predictions for snow this week, too. I think my area is in the dry patch that won’t get any. 🤷🏻♀️ We never get snow! . Are you getting snow this week? Where are you located?
Shelly and Bryson’s engagement session was super sweet. We met at @carlylehouseva to begin our session and walked around Alexandria finding little spots that reminded me more and more of Charleston as we walked. Their session is now on the blog! Click the link in our 👆🏻 profile to see more adorable moments between these two lovebirds! . #washingtonianweddings #marrylandweddings #marylandengagementphotographer #virginiaengagement #oldtownalexandria #oldtownalexandriaengagement