Day 26 at Home: Thriving despite all uncertainties. Our little family has a rhythm going and today we made some goals for our state’s Stay-at-Home order that goes into effect today (let’s be honest, we are pros at this now) Check our my stories to see our five main goals and share with me some of yours! #quarantinegoals #comingoutontop #butterflygoals #nohybernating #winterisover #covid19 #callanlandree
Finishing up Tommy’s senior session and this boy is handsome!! No blushing allowed @tommy_white_62
👋🏻Hi I’m Valerie Vaughan👋🏻 I’m a wife, mother, and photographer struggling with all the same things as you likely. We made it out of March people! I’m dropping my face (well.....the side of my face) here to say a personal thank you to everyone’s continued support as we get through this pandemic together. Today’s non-schedule includes some updated self-portraits, lots of sunshine, warm nespresso, I may start that peloton free trial (any thoughts?) and of course sending out all of my gratefulness to those working on the front lines! Smile today and hug something or someone you are blessed to have in quarantine!
Reminiscing one of my all time favorite engagement sessions on film today. #portra400 during golden hour warms my soul!
Sunshine giggles today with my Little! She woke up like a wrecking ball, begged for snacks all day, and is afraid of nothing which keeps us very busy! Cheers to quarantining with #CallanLandree
Another sneak peak from gorgeous Addie’s in-home newborn session last month. Xoxo
On the eve of a new month, I am looking to the positives and praying small businesses will bounce back after all of this, and that most importantly we will have our health and our loved ones with us. Delivered my last maternity session pre-quarantine today and I just love @am_mcwhirter and her bump so much!
Dear Mamas and Papas expecting their newborns or newly home with them, I see you. I hope you find some peace in the safe bubbles you have created, find joy in these intimate, uninterrupted moments. I’ve spent a lot of this hiatus from normal life doing things I was always wishing I had time for. Lots more snuggles with our girl and putting together some tangible albums of her first and almost second year with us. I was looking through her professional newborn photos, we took them two months after she was born. She was still on low flow oxygen and her little cheeks were pink from the stickers that held her canula in place. None of this was what we imagined it would be. But these photos are exactly what we love to look back on. In this picture on my iPhone, #CallanLandree was 11 days old and had improved enough to nurse and not wear her oxygen. We stayed 25 more days in the NICU after this bright spot. It was an eternity and we mourned the lost of a lot of newborn cuddles, pictures, and normalcy. But, now, seeing her Daddy’s big hand next to hers and watching them watch Peppa Pig on the couch right now fills my heart with all the feels. This, too, shall pass. Embrace the new normal, for these times will be the best of times soon. 🥰