The sweet Jones family are now a family of FOUR with TWO boys under TWO! We've celebrated our friends as they got married and ooohed and ahhed when we met adorable Henry and now we get to love on precious Evan. This little nugget is so cute and he slept like a champ for his newborn session, but the way Henry called his baby brother "Evie" was ovary-exploding material. I know it isn't easy with two kiddos much less two under two, but Jordan and Sarah make such a great team and these boys are so lucky to have them as parents. Congratulations again guys!! We love y'all!
It is incredibly humbling to grow with my couples after their wedding day. I am a part of some of the most incredible times in life and it fills my heart to a size I didn't know a "job" could. Ashley and Bryan welcomed sweet David into the world after a miscarriage last year and I think he's just about the cutest rainbow baby I have ever seen AND he slept through his entire session! What's even more special is that this family lives about 10 houses down from us so we will get to watch this cutie grow! This new mom and dad have been anxiously awaiting David's arrival and now that he's here it's hard to imagine them without him; they already make such a great team! Little one you are so blessed already with a village to support you and for parents that will always think you hung the moon. Ashley and Bryan - thank you so much for letting me in on this exciting time. I can't wait for kid date nights and neighborhood walks!
I was there when this cutie's big brother came into the world and I was so thrilled to be there after they grew to a family of four (well really five, can't forget about sweet Luna). It's always an honor to be invited into a family's big milestones but it's so special when they're your friends. Emily and Evan decided to wait to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. My vote was always girl as it seemed to be the year of the girl - almost everyone I knew having a baby was having a girl last year! After Davis was born I remember Emily saying, "I didn't know how much I needed a girl until I had her." It's funny how little girls can just melt your heart! Although I think sweet Will is going to be the best, most protective big brother of little Davis and I cannot wait to watch them grow up together! Foster family - we miss you guys! A playdate needs to get on the calendar ASAP!
We took advantage of the gorgeous, dare I say, fall-like weather this past weekend to capture the Montag family at Cator Woolford Gardens. It is such a beautiful location in Atlanta and sweet Cooper loved scooting along and investigating everything in arms reach... and promptly putting them in his mouth. Life as a one year old I suppose! I photographed Cooper at just a week old and again at six months and it absolutely blows me away at how fast a year can fly by. I am also blown away at how big Cooper has gotten! Lindsey and Chris must be making sure he's eating his veggies! It is always such a joy to photograph families as they grow and change but as a new mom it is also fun to get a sneak peek at what life will look like in a few "short" months. Lindsey and Chris - thank you for getting up and dressed early on a Sunday morning to capture these! It was so great to see y'all again!
As I'm wrapping up my maternity leave (as much as a small business owner can take maternity leave) and wedding season is upon us, I wanted to share a little behind the scenes look at what life has been like the past few weeks. In early July we welcomed our baby girl, Mila. Our hearts, home and hands have never been more full. We have had late night feedings, approximately one million loads of laundry, a few boxes of diapers, hours of sweet snuggles, a few accidental smiles and lately more intentional smiles. As far as babies go, we think we got a good one... even when she scrunches her face and it turns bright red before letting out a cry. Our house has been a revolving door of family that can't get enough of her and graciously babysits so we can have a few date nights ...and help me see the outside world a bit. In the last few weeks I've learned more about myself and what I'm capable of than I ever expected. Life with a newborn is like living in the movie Groundhog Day... but on a three hour cycle. For someone that is used to a great deal of independence during the day, that is a challenge.