Addie – 6 months

Y’all. This little girl. This session. These outfits.

I can’t wait to share these with you!!!! Addie is one of my Little Ones clients and I’m not sure how it’s even possible but I think she just keeps getting cuter & cuter! And if you remember her newborn portraits, you know that’s tough to top on the cuteness scale!!!

Seriously though…. It doesn’t get much cuter than this!!!!

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Best. Facial. Expression. Ever.

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This sweater was knitted just for Addie (ummmmmm… skills.) & these little ruffly socks? So sweet!

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Love this one!! Her little toes pointed together just slays me!

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Since it’s almost Easter, Amanda & Steve brought some little props, and those bunny ears, y’all!! I was so impressed that Addie kept them on! I know my girls wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds in those!!

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Love this one too!

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That tongue!! Hahaha.

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Aaaaaaand yet another favorite!

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The sweetest little serious Easter bunny ever.

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Such a happy little girl! We’ll leave out the details on what her parents & I were doing behind the camera to get those grins, but it was worth it!

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This just about sums up how I feel about the fact that three of Addie’s shoots are already done! Going by way too fast!

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Amanda & Steve, thanks so much for making the drive to shoot at our house & for letting me photograph all of these sweet stages in Addie’s first year! I love getting to see y’all periodically & absolutely love getting to photograph your beautiful baby girl!!

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To see the other shoots from Addie’s Little Ones Package, just click the links below!

Benjamin – 1 Year Portraits

Little Ones packages are always so bittersweet for me! I love love LOVE being able to connect with these kiddos & their families & see them so often throughout their first year! It does make me sad though whenever we finish up their final shoot!

It’s been amazing getting to know little Benjamin & his whole family over the past year! He is seriously just the cutest little thing (THAT HAIR & THOSE EYES!!!!), & I’m going to miss seeing him & his adorable brothers!

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Seriously….. too. cute.

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This shoot had to get rescheduled so many times because of all of the crazy rain, and even though it was still dark & gray we made it happen & based on Benjamin’s smiles in most of these photos, you can tell he brought the sunshine for us!

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…except at the end when the poor little guy was just spent. I love getting these images too, even if they aren’t the big, bright smiles, because that look, those little tears & that comforting blanket are so true to this stage in his life, and as a mama, these are the things that I’m going to want to remember in vivid detail when something as simple as a blanket won’t heal the hurt.

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Gosh I just love this little guy!!!!

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I have to say….. I was so happy to see those little knuckle dimples & wrist wrinkles still there!!

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This is one of my favorites! Classic boy!

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Y’all… those curls!!!!!

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This series just cracks me up – looks like little Benjamin is ready for the life of a die-hard sports team fan!

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So so so thankful to have gotten to see you (& your family!) through your first year, Benjamin!!!

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I Bet You’ve Failed

I bet you’ve already failed. Yes, you.

You’ve already forgotten about that New Year’s Resolution.

You’ve gone a few days without thinking of your Word of the Year.

And I bet you’ve already kicked yourself for it.

 

Because you know what? I have too.

But here’s a little secret just for you, friend….

It’s ok.Β 

 

Yes, really. It’s ok that you’ve already eaten Oreos & milk instead of kale.

It’s ok that you’ve sat down to get caught up on the last two episodes of This Is Us instead of going for a run.

It’s ok that you’ve gotten caught up in the day-to-day stresses & forget to focus your decisions, both big & small, through the lens of the word you’ve chosen to guide your year.

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You know why it’s ok? Because I’m sure there have been times when you have made the healthy meal choice. There have been times when you’ve taken a deep breath and thought about your Word of the Year before reacting or making a decision. And there’s always today. There’s the next moment. There’s the opportunity to try again. And again. And again.

 

Because as long as you keep trying. As long as you don’t let the poor choice become an excuse to just not try anymore, then you really haven’t failed at all.

The only failure is stopping. The only failure is giving up.

 

So take a second today to think about the times you have followed through on your goals or resolutions for 2017. And then take a second to think about one concrete way that you might be able to help yourself have more wins in the future (like having your word of the year as the background of the lock screen on your phone so you see it alllllll day long). Β And then just don’t quit trying. You’ve got this, friend. I’m cheering for you!

 

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