TWO MONTHS OF PARENTHOOD

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I cannot believe that our little Cecilia Nicole (aka Ceci) was born about 8 weeks ago! It feels like so forever ago but in reality it has only been 8 WEEKS!! Rob and I have been parents for the past four years to our beloved rescue dogs Jax and Peaches … but nothing compares the love we have for Cecilia. The past two months have been a roller coaster of emotions and AMAZING all at the same time. There are times I am sooooo in love with her like the smiley cooing times! And then the times I want to break down and cry. Those would be her colicky afternoons … which seem to hit often. Adjusting and finding a new routine has been a challenge but I have finally gotten into a good one with the help of my mom!

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I have learned so many things in the past eight weeks, here are just a few that I like to share:

  • Newborn size clothes are a waste especially when you have a 10lb baby. Good thing I only bought 3 outfits size newborn
  • Peaches is the first to alert us if Ceci is crying or waking in another room .. even before the monitor goes off
  • There are different types of baby cries … the hungry cry, the I’m tired cry and the cranky colicky cry
  • Multi tasking has never been my thing, but now I have become the queen of it!
  • I have a much appreciation for the women that were on the Oregon Trail with babies years and years ago .. (Remember learning about it?)
  • Hello Fresh and the crockpot have become my best friend for meals
  • Get up EARLY before baby gets up to get anything email related done, shower or even just have breakfast in peace
  • ME TIME is very  much appreciated .. even if it is just going to the store for a quick errand by myself
  • My Crossfit Brickyard family is my biggest help when trying to get a workout in … LOVE that everyone pitches in to quite Ceci at times.
  • Baby snuggles are amazing and nothing like it. New mom’s and mom’s to be, be sure to take them all in!!
  • Learning how to just unwind and slow down is important no matter how much you have to do
  • Capture all that you can in photos for this will be her story and to have forever. So glad we hired Iris Photography to capture our newborn session.
  • Always have enough storage on your iphone or phone camera, you never know when you might want to capture a moment via photo or video.
  • Finally … HIRE a cleaning lady …. it is just one less thing you have to worry about and is so nice to have.

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I am looking forward to all the trials and tribulations that comes with being a parent. Also I am looking forward to watching Ceci grown into a little girl, but hopefully not too fast.

 

 

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CARRIE AND TOM WEDDING – LYMAN ORCHARDS

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Carrie and Tom had the most simple and beautiful classic wedding at Lyman Orchards. The choose the golf course view under a tent on a summer evening. It was an unusual cool August day with an overcast sky. This weather is perfect for photography. No bright sun equals no squinty eyes and even lighting! Both Carrie and Tom got ready at the Lyman Homestead. The homestead is a quaint historic home on the Lyman’s property. The Lyman Homestead is a beautiful place for a first look before we headed to the orchards. It was such a relaxed environment photographing these two. Creating their classic wedding photos was such a pleasure and I am excited to share some of their timeless imagery.

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Thank You for having me as apart of your day Carrie and Tom! I wish you many years of happiness!

Venue: Lyman Orchards | Bride’s Gown Purchased: White Dress by the Shore | Bridal Shoes: Steve Madden | Invitations: Invitation by Dawn |Grooms Attire: Jos A. Bank |Floral: Just For You Floral | DJ: PowerStation Events | Pies: Lyman Orchards

 

 

 

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KARINA AND VINH – NEW ORLEANS TREE OF LIFE

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All this arctic blast weather is making me think of the warmer weather in New Orleans. It was such a pleasure to photograph Karina and Vinh in New Orleans. This was their second ceremony that included vietnamese traditions.It was the most perfect day to capture their classic wedding photography romantics at the Tree of Life in Audubon Park. This location is one of my favorites spots in New Orleans. The big oak trees that line the park, the way the light filters through the trees is just breathe taking. What I adore about this couple is the blending of two different cultures. It is one of the things that I enjoy about photography. Being able to capture all different cultural traditions and learn about all the different types of weddings and traditions that can happen in the world.

 

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Thank You for having me as apart of your day Karina and Vinh!

Makeup: Make Me Up NOLA | Florist: Bella Blooms | Bride’s Gown: From Vietnam | Grooms Attire: Brook’s Brothers | Photobooth: Luxe Imaging

 

 

 

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LAUREN AND MATT – BACKYARD TENT WEDDING

I consider the following the wedding trifecta: outside, personalized, dogs.

Lauren + Matt’s wedding had all three, absolutely perfect!

I wish you two all the best!

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HADLEY AND JAMES – CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

There was something genuinely sincere about these two when we met for their consultation that, I knew immediately that their wedding was going to be excellent.

Hadley + James, we wish you all the best.  You guys deserve all the good things headed your way and thank you so much for letting us capture your wedding.

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Lisa’s creativity below

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While I was with the guys, Lisa was off with the girls.

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More props to Lisa, her capture on the left

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Also, a big thank you to Lisa for second shooting with me the entire day!

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