LipSense on and we're ready to conquer the world! 👊 Love this girl so much! Not only do we work the LipSense business together, but she's the reason I'm able to have Tori's Collections (my small pop-up shop!) 🙌
Nothing better than having supportive friends. Am I right?! 💃
P.S. Trying to talk to a friend while applying your LipSense is drying is difficult. We tried it and it was a challenge. 👄😂
Lots of firsts happening in this pic! First time I've taken all 4 of the younger kids out to eat by myself and it's Luke's first time sitting in a high chair at a restaurant!! Growing up so fast! ❤
Two is a wild and crazy ride. Here is the current list of biggest fears: motorcycles, cotton balls, and feathers. (Yes, I know... the irony!) But these snuggles and her little voice reminding herself out loud that "mommy and daddy (pro)tect you" is the best ever. // #thetiniestfeatherandmama
Audrey's playschool, @lovingtolearnpreschool, took a fieldtrip to Gigi's farm today and it was sooo cold... I mean cute 💗😂. Haha but seriously the kids just loved it, and I think my little siblings loved showing off all their animals 💗. Here is Eva bringing over some lambs #aww
Tonight I'm attending a parent meeting at Caleb's preschool to go over his end of year assessments and events (field trip + graduation😭🎓). I remember when I was teaching getting ready for these nights- the stress of testing each of my 19 kids in my class (usually finding time during class or writing sub plans just to test), getting all the results together + organized, trying to get each parent actually IN to talk about their child...all while still trying to teach what needed to be taught according to the standards, attending team meetings, staying til 7pm some days (or bringing work home/in on weekends) AND still trying to have a life OUTSIDE of the classroom with my family. It was so hard to do things with Scott or friends and feel like MYSELF bc I was always tired, worn out, or stressed and just wanted to stay home (introvert, remember?✋🏻) to recoup. I loved what I did, but it was slowly sucking me dry.
Tonight, I'm here as a parent that UNDERSTANDS how hard his teachers (+ all teachers) work to help our kids. I'm thankful for my time as a teacher because it taught me a lot about myself + new skills, but also taught me a lot about what I didn't want to CONTINUE to do. I didn't want to miss out on nights like this for MY child because I was working late for someone else. I didn't want to always feel so EXHAUSTED that I didn't have time for MY own child + husband. I wanted to be a mom that would always be present for my son in + out of school. YES, I'm always keeping myself busy with what needs to be done at home + also be an entrepreneur, BUT when it's time⏰ to be MOM or WIFE, it's all about THEM. I'm thankful that I finally found something that allows me to still contribute financially to my family but NEVER makes me miss moments with them- it's all to ADD time together💗🙏🏻 #timeispricesless ⏳ I'm always READY to help those mommas who feel the same as I did- just reach out if that's YOU 👭💗
Two things. My sweet sister let me snuggle and then snap a few photos of my nephew on Monday. Can we talk about how darling he is!? I'm in love and watching her become a Mama is beautiful. ❤️ .
Secondly, Trav thought I should film and expose alllll my Amazon purchases to you. 🙀So I did. And it seems that people are totally into knowing all that I've purchased the last six months. Ha! Go take a peek if you are at all intrigued. 🙃
My poor baby is getting over a stomach bug and got his 4 months shots today 😩Even through all this, he's still smiling lots but definitely more clingy. Which means extra cuddles for Q bear. #quentinleo#mylove
Yesterday I took some advice and spent the day with my boys taking photos with them. We had alot of fun with it. And as it ended up I found my absolute favorite photo ended up being the one where I look my worst. It's my favorite because when I look at it I can remember the crazy story Parker was telling me and the fact that Sawyer was mad that I kept eating all of 'his' strawberries. That's what these photos are for; to be able to look back and remember that exact moment. 💛🌈 #somuchlove
Sigh, this girl just turned 8 today, which means I've been a mama for 8 years! Man, I love this kid. She wants to be a space scientist when she grows up. What do your kids want to be when they grow up? #mamasgirlgang
Do any of you mommas ever wonder if you're doing it all wrong? I would (& still do) question & doubt myself all the time.
Take a breath. Wipe that baby snot off your 2-day worn yoga pants. & look at that little. You're doing great. None of us know what we're doing. But we're doing our best.
Even though I rock a constant messy bun, my makeup's never done anymore, & the last day I washed my hair may be questionable.. my babies are fed. They are clothed (always better than myself). & they are L O V E D .
Fill your homes with laughter, sloppy kisses, & imagination while you still can. 💛
While watching Moana for the billionth time in the span of a week I look over and see Chela like this! 😂😂😂😂 I asked her if she was camping, nope, she is afraid of the Lava Monster. 🔥☄️ I will save you my little monster. 😍#rowephotos#moana
We already know our kiddos are good eggs. We see it every single day in a million little ways. This season is just an excuse to celebrate that fact and let the world know! 😊 Love this throwback of these two brothers. Kale's wearing the gray tee and Kolter's in the onesie with his design in Teal. Perfection! #pluckyEaster
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cupcakes & orchards || today has been one of those days I feel like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and everything seems like a failure...then you have a dear friend who drops these cupcakes and orchards and the day seems a little brighter and sweeter.
As Ez gets bigger and more mobile, I'm learning to adapt (both in life and photography). I'm less and less tearful that he's not my teensy newborn anymore (note: *less*), and more excited about the little boy that he is becoming. And this boy is WILD. Posed photos are a thing of the past...this one was taken while he was crawling toward me to gnaw on my camera strap while free-bootying it after a bath. Learning to love my perfectly imperfect, hectic little life (and my perfectly imperfect camera focus 😂).
I'm almost ready to announce our Mother's Day minis but first I wanted to take a second to blog one of my favorite Mom & Me sessions from last year (with two of my favorite people!) and talk/ramble about the importance of existing in photographs as a mom. Head to the blog to check it out. (link in bio)
The pure joy of a child is just so special. I just love watching her smile & laugh, and enjoy the most mundane things. Also her @topknotstyle.ca cowl scarf that we picked up at the @kneesocksandgoldilocks & @sweetjanestudio party might just be the cutest thing on her ever 😍.