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Sep

The Beauty Of Change

Here's the thing, I've always thought that I have never really been a huge fan of change. I am one of those girls that would sail in the if-it-ain't-broke-then-don't-fix-it stay-the-course boat into the sunset... You know, stay in my comfort zone and maintain perceived "control." Because change, well change can be scary because it can involve the unknown. Usually does. Change can ask us to hand over the reins, turn over the keys, let go of the safety line, throw away the well thought out map. It can ask us to do all these things in exchange for the unknown because change often comes with its bff - uncertainty. Change can tell us that we must steer off of that straight and well lit path we are on for a turn in a new direction. Change is something we always remember. We remember how change has brought some of our lowest lows and how it has brought some of our biggest joys. 
 
As much as I would probably like to think I am generally not a huge fan of change, I can't imagine what life would be like without it... Without those unexpected twists in the road and detours I never saw coming. I can't imagine if I had continued down a long straight road where everything was predictable and the end was known and clear from the beginning. Where it was all planned out and the excitement of change didn't exist. You see, change has brought me some of the best things into my life. Change has built character, brought love, tested strength, and fueled determination. It has made dreams reality. It has brought us out of current situations and put us in better ones. It has had us take one step backwards and two steps forward. Sometimes we choose change and sometimes it chooses us without our say.  
 
It is a leading writer in each one of our journeys and is a character that can be counted on to always show up without fail. Change is a necessary and beautiful part of life. 
 
With fall here and the leaves starting to change from green to oranges, yellows, and reds I am reminded of the beauty of change. I am in the midst of a season of change, some big and some small. And I am excited for them. I will embrace this new season and all the twists and turns that Change has up her sleeves.

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Sep

Dear Sweet Greyson

My Sweet Greyson, 
 
Joy. You are pure joy. You are one of the happiest little beings I have ever seen and being around you just makes my heart want to burst. Oh how I love you my sweet boy. Nana says that after she spends time with you she feels all filled up. She says its hard to explain, but I know what she means. Your happiness and smile do wonders for the soul. The excitement and love you have for the little things in life are contagious and leave people feeling happier. You are joy. 
 
Love you! 
 
Mommy 
 
PS Stop growing up so fast! :)

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Sep

Unplugging

Sometimes you just have to unplug, unwind, and go to the beach. You have to take in the sunshine, watch the waves, and count the kites dancing in the sky. Walk along the shoreline. Have no agenda... or any idea what time it is. Pour a glass of wine and watch the sunset. Take naps. Everyone needs time to just relax and recharge. One of the best things for my soul is sand between my toes and quality time with my little family. 
 
Sometime you just have to unplug. And that's just want we did.

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Sep

Memory Making Moments

As a photographer, it's my honor and joy to document moments. For amazing moments are what make the memories that will last for a lifetime. I have always said, those big moments like a first kiss on a wedding day or the announcement of the new Mr and Mrs at the reception are so important to document. But for me, my favorite are those small in between moments. The candid ones that may go unnoticed but once seen and captured, their beauty is remembered and truly appreciated. These sweet moments in time go as quickly as they come and documenting them so that they are never forgotten is what I love. My desire is to always see what others may miss, photographing the moment before it passes so the feelings and emotions can always be held near and dear. 
 
One of my favorite sweet moments from this past weekend's wedding!

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Aug

In Between Moments

Whenever people ask me what my favorite part about being a mom is, I honestly can't pick just one thing... watching him grow, hearing him laugh, seeing the world through his eyes... But I do know one thing, it just keeps getting better and better. As Greyson is getting older, his cute little personality is melting hearts, especially mine. He is becoming a little boy right before my very eyes and sometimes I just wish time would slowwww dowwwwn.  
 
I never want to forget the everyday small moments that are the highlight of each day. Bath time, snuggles, blowing bubbles, reading stories before bed, petting Remington, playing Peekaboo... Even though these moments are candid and not "perfect" with spit up on his shirt and my hair not brushed, I always want to remember these raw moments. Because this is our real life. And to me its beautiful just the way it is. So I told Chris I want to remember to photograph as many of these small moments as possible. To not just photograph the birthdays, holidays, and milestones, when Greyson is in a clean outfit and when I'm showered and out of my PJs with makeup on. I want to remember to photograph the random Wednesday mornings right when he wakes up smiling ear to ear. The Friday evenings when we read him stories and tickle him just to hear his sweet laughter. Because these small in between real moments are my favorite.

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