A few favorites from Leah + Jack’s Valentine’s Day Mini Session!
Just a reminder that I’m on maternity leave! Jackson Cole arrived 12/04/2013.
Thank you for being patient as I might take a little bit longer to respond to emails right now.
It’s been awhile since I did a backyard mini session with Leah– so when she let me put a headband on her for the first time in 9 months, I jumped at the opportunity to take some cute pictures I also sanded and re-painted her red chair that she uses for brushing her teeth and I love how it turned out in gray. I’ve been sewing some more bunting banners when I have time, so I grabbed one and hung it between two trees in the yard. The whole session lasted about 15 minutes… with the promise of chocolate M+M’s at the end and my husband jumping around behind me to make her smile
I can’t believe she’ll be 2 years old in a month!
Also— just a reminder that I’ll be taking maternity leave starting at the end of October. I know I announced it before, but for those that missed it– I’m posting it again! Baby boy is due at the end of November, so I’m taking a little break before and after he arrives. This means any fall sessions need to be scheduled ASAP if you want a spot– which right now are very limited.
Last time we made a cute little stop action video to announce our first pregnancy (click this link to see that post!). This time, I decided to do something a little more familiar to me… a photo Saw a cute variation of this on pinterest and decided to put my own spin on it.
Yesterday, we found out we’re having a boy! We couldn’t be more thrilled. His estimated arrival is late November.
I’ll be taking off all of November, December and possibly most of January. Please make sure to schedule any fall lifestyle or engagement appointments well in advance… I’m already booking October! I will only be accepting as much as I can handle around the weddings I already have scheduled for October.
I won’t be filling up too much of my blog or facebook about my pregnancy. You can follow me on instagram for that! @ lauralphoto
Last year I did a post every Friday with a picture of Leah titled ” i heart fridays”. Fridays are my time at home with Leah, and I cherish them so much. It’s “us” time that I don’t get during the week or on the weekends. I’m glad I have this to look back on a see how much she’s grown! This year I haven’t been so diligent about getting out my real camera and taking pictures… but it’s only March so I’m going to change that!! Pictures are so important to me (obviously). I love that just by looking at them you’re taken back to a place and time to remember how you were feeling in that exact moment. I also think that getting PRINTS of your pictures is very important. I love that my parents made Leah a book of her “friday” posts for Christmas, and now Leah loves looking through pictures of herself too.
Today I’m excited to kick off the month with Dan + Crissy’s wedding. Today Leah also turns 16 months old…. going on 16 years old (see below, the iphone photo). Love watching her grow. I’m excited for Spring + warmer weather = lots more opportunities for photos.
Her new thing is dunking her head under water during bath time. She giggles so hard, it’s so cute. Maybe we have a future swimmer?! Although, I really think she’s secretly trying to drink the bath water (ew). Happy Friday!