Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Embrace The Camera

Monday night after bathtime, I had my camera out taking a few weekly pictures of the kiddos and Jackson wanted to get in a picture with me. He never wants his picture taken, much less get in a picture with me, so I was thrilled. I set the camera on the table in Avery's room, set the timer and I embraced the camera with my two sweet-peas. :-)

I already had my comfy clothes on and my hair pulled back, but I know my kids won't care about any of that when they look back at these pictures. They'll be happy to have pictures of them with their mom and that's what is most important.





I really really love these next two of Jackson, I just wish Avery was looking at the camera. 



Embrace the Camera is where you'll take a picture of YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc. The point of embrace the camera is to get in front of the camera and to document a bit of yourself.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Girl

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?


My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl
My girl


I've got so much honey, the bees envy me
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees
Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?


My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl
My girl
Ooh


Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Yeah


I don't need no money, fortune or fame
I got all the riches baby, one man can claim
Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?


My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl
My girl


I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl
I've even got the month of May
With my girl


Talkin' 'bout, talkin' 'bout
Talkin' 'bout my girl, my girl
That's all I can talk about
Is my girl




(Jackson and Avery each have a song that I sing to them. Jackson's is "You Are My Sunshine" which I posted a similar blog post for him and his song here. So I wanted to document Avery and her song on the blog as well. These are just a few random pictures I've taken of Avery in the month of January.) :-)

Monday, January 26, 2015

52 Project 2015: Week 4

"A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015."


I decided to do some black and whites this week. I just love black and white photos.
 Jackson: Just having fun while playing in Avery's room Monday evening.  He is just so much fun right now and I'm loving every minute of it. He does and says the funniest things.

 Avery: Happily playing in her room after bath-time on Monday night.


(Linking up here at Practising Simplicity)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Storybook Photography - Senior Session

Back in August I took beautiful Madeleine's Senior pictures. She and her parents were so sweet and so fun to work with. We took these in Forest Park, which happens to be one of my very favorite places to shoot. There are just so many beautiful, tucked away places.






For this shot, I talked her parents into jumping in a photo with her and it ended up being one of our favorites!





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

As much as I hate Winter, I am kind of loving the low key weekends and evenings lately that we're having. Our summer was so much fun, but it was busy. I'm really loving being able to just relax at home with my kiddos. :-)

(I love the way she is looking at him in this picture. I hope they are always the best of friends.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Avery's Valentines Day Mini Photo Session

Over the weekend, my sister came over and we took Avery's Valentines Day pictures. I had been planning for it for a little while and couldn't wait to see it all come together. I ordered her headband from Sassy Sweet Pea Designs and found the idea to make the kissing booth here on Pinterest. Where else? :-) I bought a piece of wainscoting from Home Depot for my back drop and already had the faux wood paper for the flooring. The banner is from Target.

So here are a few of my favorites. ♥





Monday, January 19, 2015

52 Project 2015: Week 3

"A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015."

 Jackson: Actually giving me a smile for once. :-)
 
 Avery: She is getting more teeth and I think she feels them coming in because she has been sticking her tongue out all the time lately. LOL.

(Linking up here at Practising Simplicity)