lifestyle friday: this is what _____ looks like: chalktime

This was her first time exploring with chalk.  I personally think it is messy and awful for your hands, but she had a blast!

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Waiting on Baby Boy A

Before I put up the newest lifestyle friday I thought I would blog about a maternity session that has been waiting to be uploaded.  I am a little behind considering I went to the baby shower last weekend and I have lots of pictures from that to edit.

Met with the parents-to-be last month for a quick mini session so don’t be surprised to see them back on the blog again next month for their full session.

So much love… enjoy!

lifestyle friday: this is what _____ looks like: cloth diaper laundry

Well I struggled with this one.  The focus was on cloth diapering and what happens when we wash them but this could have easily been a “this is what helping looks like” since my daughter loves to help.

A little background, we cloth diapered within the first 2 weeks starting the day before her newborn picture session.  Initially, it was about saving money.  This progressed into being great for the environment (did you know it takes 500 years to decompose a disposable diaper???) and finally became all about the cuteness of diapers made by work-at-home-mothers.  You may even call it an obsession!

If you are considering cloth diapering or would like to learn more I highly recommend reading up on the topic.

here and here

There are several cloth diaper stores that allow you to “try before you buy”. Contact a local store near you to go in and take a look in person.

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lifestyle friday- this is what _____ looks like: naptime

Hello all-

I am trying to push myself to work on many aspects of photography this year, most of all taking purposeful pictures of our everyday life.  I have decided for my creative exercises I will post a “this is what _____ looks like” in true lifestyle fashion every Friday on the blog. 

This week, naptime.  Now you may think to yourself “this is bold” I would never risk waking my child to snap some photos.  Ha ha ha I totally agree.  I have made a habit of keeping my camera on and ready for these moments I wish to photograph.  One thing I have started to do is bring the camera upstairs with me and keep in on the nightstand when I am putting my daughter down for a nap or for bed so that if I can I am ready to snap while she sleeps or when she wakes.  While I admit my shutter noise can be loud in a quiet room for this week I was willing to risk waking her.

So, for my first lifestyle friday: here is what naptime looks like

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Scouting for locations

Sometimes I find new locations when I am not even looking.  On the way to Target this week I spotted a dogpark/open space I had never noticed before.  I quickly pulled in, grabbed my camera and trusty helper, and set up to get some quick snaps.  Beautiful mountains in the backdrop, oh and Elmo insisted on coming along as well 😉

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