Got off the #southwestchief yesterday in Naperville, IL and spent the last 24 hours with my sister-in-law and nephews on Will's side. One of my fondest memories of summer vacations as a kid was not just spending time with my cousins, but my second cousins and my cousins' cousins and every kid relative in between, where precise familial lines were soft and blurry and we were all just Family for that time. Isaac and Fran and their cousins on each side; these six clicked within about ten seconds flat || Huge thanks to @amsweda for having us and making this train trip across the country even more memorable. Back on-board now, from Naperville to Chicago, where we'll have a few hours to roam the city before boarding our overnight train to New York ‣‣‣
Oh my gosh! I'm dying over this picture!!! 😂😂 who needs to pay a photographer when you can just teach your 3 year old how to click the button!!! Totally kidding! Pay a photographer for your nice pictures but how cute is he, seriously!? If you missed our video you can click the link in my bio and watch this photographer in action.
On a side note, we started our vacation yesterday night and we're enjoying the great outdoors in #california ! If you need me I'll be trying to get my big butt into a hammock. No seriously Ethan's trying to get me to jump up into a hammock almost 9 months pregnant 🤰🏻🙅🏻 So if nobody hears from me, I might be stuck in there forever!! #pregnancy#pregnantlife
Ignore the messy floors! But! For whatever reason, when I was walking past Claire she decided to leap onto my arm and hang on me. 🙈 She has also informed me that I'm not allowed to dance today and as she pet my skin she told me that I am soft. 😆
Never in my life have I photographed a girl in a wedding dress with a man by her side, but thanks to @cultivateworkshop with @dawn.charles and @emily.magers, I was able to accomplish just that. Thank you for the support, love and learning this week. Excited for the what I capture next behind the lense
Love in a treehouse! 3 I love couple sessions, and I enjoyed photographing them separate after...and evoking the time when they met, their time cooking together...i always get the unexpected reaction (unexpected for me)
"Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment."
Thank you @_pinkpineapple_ for allowing @healthyfit_april and I capture a moment in time of your beautiful family! There's so much love in just a simple photo! 💕💕✌️
I hugged Soph goodbye and turned around to walk to gate C17 and I lost it. I cried. I learned a lot about photography but I met two amazing role models @dawn.charles @emily.magers and gained so many photog besties. My heart hurts to leave them behind, but it's not goodbye it's see you soon -- peep this to die for location with that gorgeous waterfall *melting*
In rough moments I close my eyes and remember how very lucky I am to make images, create art, and experience moments of wonder. Not every minute can be wonder-filled. Contrast is part of what makes life interesting. Also, baby tigers. 💫