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One of my favorite things about taking on this project is all of the photos I’m getting that I would never have taken otherwise. Before I started the 365 project, I rarely picked up my camera if I wasn’t at a shoot or going somewhere special. It’s been so rewarding to have all of these photos of the “mundane,” although it really isn’t. Just the regular day-to-day stuff is so amazing in its own way. November wasn’t a particularly exciting month but I love having all these photos of the everyday things.

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Three months can be a tough time for photos, because babies have such small windows of happy & awake time and they get tired quickly, but it’s also such a wonderful time to capture. You’re getting out of that newborn fog and life is getting to be a little more “normal,” and babies are showing more personality and such a fun interest in the world. And the best part (in my opinion) is all those smiles that are finally getting more regular!

I loved getting to capture this sweet girl again in her home. Of course, when I got there she had just fallen asleep (so much for a bit of a routine, right?) but after a short nap and a meal, she was full of smiles and ready for the camera. She was even up for a few outfit changes – which was great because she has some incredibly cute ones!

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I can’t believe my nephew is already 4 months old! He’s at that age where if I don’t see him for a week, he’s almost like a completely different baby – he’s just growing & changing so fast. His newest skill is rolling over, which he expertly demonstrated several times for the camera. And he’s still just too cute for words – I mean, look at those eyes!

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  • Martha - January 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Seriously, so sweet!!ReplyCancel

I think October is my favorite month. The air is crisp, the weather is (usually) cool, and the fall colors are at their best (well, as good as they get around here!). I love Halloween and I love All Things Fall. We spent most of this month outside and it was awesome.

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Looking back at these pictures now, this month seems like a million years ago! It’s amazing how fast the time flies. A fact that makes me even more grateful that I decided to do this project – it’s been an incredible chance to capture moments & memories that would have otherwise just slipped away.

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I just love this family and I can’t even say how happy I am for them have welcomed Sweet Baby Girl #2. As I was driving to their house to do this newborn session, I kept thinking, “wait, wasn’t I just here?” Precious little Claire just turned 1 at the end of June and now she’s a big sister – and my goodness, I can tell she’s going to be an amazing one! She’s already interested in her baby sister and I loved watching her look at tiny Colleen. I think they’re going to be really close!

Claire did try to steal the show a little bit, but I can’t blame her because she’s completely adorable and probably knows it.;)Her little sister was as sweet as can be and I was happy to get some moments to snuggle her in between shots. Between the two of them, I couldn’t ask for much more!

I will never forget the first newborn session I did for these parents; I’ll never forget the looks on their faces as they watched their baby sweetly snoozing through her photos – pure joy, total and complete happiness. This session was equally as awesome, with not one but two little girls who I can tell they love as much as anyone could ever love anyone.

Newborns are rarely easy, toddlers are almost never easy, but I can’t think of a better way to spend this morning, with this family and their 2 joys. Happy, happy times.

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I know I say it a lot, but I just can’t say it enough – I love doing baby’s first year sessions! There’s nothing like being able to capture that first year with all of the big, fun milestones and watching babies grow from tiny newborns to laughing toddlers. Even though it hasn’t been a whole lot of time, the last time I saw Lily she was still very much in the newborn stage, snoozing away in her parents’ arms. Now she’s four and a half months old and pushing up on her tummy, playing with toys, and giving lots of adorable smiles – I even got smiles as soon as she saw me!

We ended up rescheduling this session twice because of weather & sickness, but as a bonus it ended up being a Christmas-y session – and check out how Lily is totally rocking that adorable Christmas outfit!

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Sebastian was a bright spot on a super foggy, fairly dreary day – his sweet smile and fun red Christmas outfit were a perfect way to offset the gray skies. We started his session at 8am and by 9 he was ready for a snooze – sounds like a pretty great life to me! I’ve really been enjoying photographing kids in their homes with the Christmas decorations up. Something about the magic combination of childhood and Christmas, I guess! As a bonus, Sebastian has a very cool house and an awesome nursery – so awesome it was even featured on Project Nursery!

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