I can’t show you the outfit (AMAZING and RECYCLED by @cookie_dubois!), but I had a blast rocking cornrows and purple lipstick at the Agora Borealis Fashion photoshoot today! So pumped to be able to do this again and support one of the most innovative designers EV, right here in #Dreamport !
FASHION SHOW 4.20 PEOPLE! Mark your calendars! (If they weren’t already 😂🎄) P.S. if you see a carb in my hand between now and 4/20, shoot me or it - I don’t care which. 🤪👀🤦🏾♀️ #angsty#bluesteel#ihavetopeebutfirstletmetakeaselfie
I am now proudly and with so much excitement, offering outdoor/on location boudoir sessions!⠀
If you want a session in your backyard, I'm there.⠀
If you want a session downtown, so there!⠀
If you want a session in a field, girl I got you!⠀
Magnolia Grace Photography is ready to photograph you anywhere you want!⠀
We can empower you to love yourself in my studio, in your home, in my backyard, in your backyard, downtown. uptown, in a field, or wherever you want!⠀
So let's get to making beautiful magic happen!⠀
Check out Crystal's downtown boudoir session for some fun inspiration!⠀
👸💜link in bio💜👸
He’s on the way home! I can’t thank the staff including the amazing Dr. Andrea Everson enough! She even came out to say hello when we picked Walter up ❤️💋💕 What an amazing organization we are so lucky to have here in #Dreamport ! The more I learn about them, the more I love them! Mark your calendars, the BEST IN SHEAUX fundraiser benefiting @robinsons_rescue is MARCH 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now for post-surgery cuddles with the Walster!
💜👸🤰 Week 3🤰👸💜
This week I'm officially 20 weeks pregnant!
Holy crap y'all.
I kinda want this kid to just stay in until I'm ready for it to come out.
But that's not how this works.
Baby Dino's kicks are getting stronger.
Just last night I was laying on the couch (cause my back hurt) and all of a sudden I was like “Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't.”
I couldn't figure out what the hell was happening!
Then it clicked, the kid is kicking my bladder.
Kay. Thanks kid. 💜
My baby bump is starting to legit show and I'm LOVING it!!!
I really didn't think I'd love this part so much. But it's just so cute!
Obviously Trey is obsessed with it. Men are weird to me with their obsession with preggo ladies.
This week was *particularly* freaking AWESOME because it was our first significant snow as a married couple, first one in our first home, and baby Dino's first snow period!
I wanted to document that as well as I could!
You've likely already seen our pictures as a couple from our snow day, but if you haven’t, they’re here, on my insta!
For my week 3 self portrait, I sat in the snow, froze my ass off, kinda literally, and took photos of the baby bump, in front of our home, in the snow! 💜
When I say froze my ass off, let me explain.
I dunno if you've ever sat in the snow, in clothes that aren't waterproof, but that shit is COLD!!!
Being wet and cold is awful. My butt and thighs were BRIGHT red and my skin was stinging with pain from being so cold.
I don't think that's good.
AND I had to do it twice!!!
Cause the app I use to see what the camera sees, to be able to focus on me, and change settings as needed, was freaking out my SD card.
So I had to stop and let me card/camera rest before I was done.
That means I got kinda warm, then had to put my wet jeans back on, and do it again!
Also, my butt and thighs felt cold for hours afterwards!
I also don't think that's good...
It was worth it though.
Just look at these photos! I couldn't even choose one for this week's portrait!
They're each lovely in their own way!
Congratulations on your new home, Clayton and Laura Caraway! And most importantly thank you for letting me help you with your real estate needs. It was a real joy and a pleasure to work with you. We at NextHome Connect are here to help you after the sale and your satisfaction with our services is our top priority. Always here to help! So excited for the two of you! #connectingpeopletohome
Last night Trey and I had a hard time staying asleep.
We were just SO EXCITED for snow that we weren’t sleeping as hard as usual, woke up quite a few times, woke up if we heard the other get up, and were wide awake vs half asleep when we did wake up. We would go look outside each time.
I swear one time I woke up purely because I heard the sleet falling outside and then I woke Trey up so he’d hear it!
Once we saw the snow, at 5:48 am, we had a hard time getting back to sleep because we were SO EXCITED!! Like little kids!
I was so relieved that it was *really* happening!
Like, I never expect any storm to happen until it is actually happening.
Cause, ya know, that Barksdale force-field breaks up half the predicted storms the second they hit the SBC and only while they're in the SBC.
We had SUCH a fun day. Mostly inside being warm, snuggly, and working on the kitchen (and I took my ‘week 3 self-portrait’ which I shall post later this week).
But after the kitchen was done I wanted to have a photo date to document our first significant snow in our home, first snow married, and our first snow with Baby Dino in existence!
It was such a sweet day!
And we had so much fun freezing to death taking these photos!
Small #photodump . Look at this #watermelon we found at #kroger . It's kinda pretty. Never seen one like it and was the only one. Also weird.
Got a little #coffee with a good friend @bontempscoffeebar in the #redriverdistrict .
I have carry a radio/walkie talkie at work. We sit them down and get them mixed up. Or we leave them somewhere and no is sure who it belongs to until the owner returns. #washitape saves the day.
I’m almost feeling back to normal this week!
• My sleeping is restful.
• I’m not sleeping as long as I was.
• I wake up with my alarm and feel rested.
• I’m not peeing 5 times a night.
• I can finish more than 2 hours of physical work without feeling like I’m gonna pass out.
• My cravings are subsiding.
• I’m not wanting to eat the souls of all but like 5 people.
• I’m not crying as easily.
• I haven’t gagged in awhile.
• I have a desire/drive to do things.
I almost feel like my pre-pregnant self.
Except that I can’t fit into my normal clothes.
And I did get awfully teary yesterday when Trey poked his head around the corner. His face was just so beautiful in that moment that it made me kinda cry.
And there’s a tiny human being inside of me that I can feel moving around constantly.
So while I’m feeling normal and sometimes forget that I’m pregnant, things are definitely *not* normal.
This all could just be a short term thing. In two days, I could be back to psycho, or some other symptom of growing a human.
But for now, it feels like I’m actually getting that 2nd Trimester easiness.
I’m gonna enjoy this time and get as much shit done as I can while I have the energy! 🤰👸💜 Week 2 💜👸🤰
Flashback Friday to this fun photoshoot with Cherish!
Cherish had so much fun being herself and I love love LOVED photographing her having so much fun in from of the camera!
A goal of mine for 2018 is to get more fun expressions from clients! So more of these kinds of silly photos are to come y'all!
My favorite photo from 2017!. 😻
It was a HARD decision!
This client was up for anything and let me have full creative control. I'm always up for that!
I had so much fun creating art with her, getting to know her, and empowering her in the process.
Her blog will be up very soon! I can't wait to share it with y'all!
2017 was pretty amazing!
Aside from all the negativity in the world:
• We started with a bang by throwing the most amazing New Year's Eve party ever. I had so much fun with the people I love. It was truly amazing!
• Trey & I grew closer as a couple.
• I saw women fighting harder and louder for each other.
• I saw love magnetized because of all the hate.
• We finished our bathroom renovation.
• We began our kitchen remodel.
• We celebrated 5 years of marriage with dinner and a day trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
• We traveled to New York City to celebrate 5 years with a bang!
• MGP grew and got to show even more women love and empowerment!
• MGP started offering outdoor Boudoir sessions! Hello new ways to empower women and create beautiful art!
• Trey & I created and are growing our baby Dino!💜
• The Women's March heard round the world seemingly empowered women to come out against their sexual abusers.
• Easter found a new and deeper place in my soul. I fell in absolute love with Mother Mary and the relationship she and Jesus had. It was so emotional and wonderful to further realize how amazingly Jesus empowered the women in his life, in a time when women weren't supposed to be seen.
I feel like the list could go on, but seriously, I am excited to be in 2018 and thankful for the past year 💜😻💜✊💜👸💜
Ladies, let's keep up the good work!
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The Women's March, Mardi Gras, Easter, empowering women, and baby Dino 💜💕😍✊💚💛💜🐊✝
I'm pretty insanely proud of my 2017! It was filled with love, Jesus, and everything that makes my heart swell!
I'm so excited for what 2018 will bring!
I know for a fact that I will keep empowering women and probably in new ways because I'll be a Momma! 💜💕😻😍
I love each and every one of you and cannot wait to share with y'all what will come this next year! 💕💜💖🎉🎆✨
I can feel baby Dino moving now!!!!
I legit thought it was just gas rolling through my intestines, because everyone said it would feel like butterflies. But this is not gas!
Last night I felt the "bubbles" again so I put my hand on my lower abdomen to see.
That's when I felt what was definitely NOT gas rolling through my intestines.
There was a faint 'bubble' feeling, but it was very distinctly an outward, Swift movement. Like a punch or kick out at my hand.
BABY IS MOVING AND I CAN FEEL IT Y'ALL!!!!
This is so freaking cool and crazy.
A tiny human is inside me, moving around 😱😳😵😍😻💜💕
Two days until Christmas! We are enjoying the colder weather, fires in the fire places and all of our favorite holiday movies—including this one! Can you guess this iconic (and beautiful) house from a holiday film? #connectingpeopletohome
I often forget I'm pregnant.
It doesn't feel real and when I think about it, it seems so abstract. Like how can that be real?
And then I think about all the shit we have to get done before the baby comes.
• Finish the kitchen
• Finish my studio
• Build a shed
• Baby proof the house (whatever that means?)
• Make the guest room into babies room
• Buy baby things
And I kinda freak out. Like, how is any of that gonna happen???
Oh, and at the end then I'm supposed to be a Mom?
Totally wild. All of it.
But it wouldn't be us if it wasn't wild!
link to the rest of the wildness and panic in the bio
Guess what?! There’s a baby Aker in my bellay! We’re having our own little dinosaur June 4th (or somewhere around there, lol)!!! We’re calling the baby a dinosaur for a few reasons that just all made it perfect!
When we first saw the baby and heard the heartbeat we were kinda in shock. But then when the tech left the room we were discussing how crazy that was.
Trey said the baby looked like a dinosaur, ha! And I said it looked like a black and white blob. 😂😂😂 obviously dinosaur is nicer than black and white blob!
Trey continued to refer to it as a dinosaur and one day when we were driving down Line Ave, I still remember the spot, it all hit me! When Trey and I were dating we would “rawr” and “grawr” at each other all the time. And Trey has been calling baby a dinosaur, so baby would be a dinosaur and babies room could be dinosaur themed!! So now, we have this toy dinosaur we bought for the session that goes with us to important events, and I take his picture so that we can document all the special events baby went to before baby was born!
We are so excited to have our own little roaring dinosaur, whatever the sex, in the spring! •
Also, can we just talk about how HARD it is to do self portraits?!
Being photographer and client is hard! I had to be in two totally different headspaces at once! Not near as easy as I thought it'd be!
But we look super freaking cute! So, win!
Who's with me here?? I've been squealing about Christmas since the first chill hit the air.
And my best friend fought me the whole way because she's a purist and wants each holiday to have their spotlight.
But I just don't care, I just want Christmas season to fill my heart for as LONG as possible! I have enough room for Christmas joy AND the other holidays in my heart! Promise!
I'm already kinda mourning the loss of Christmas and it's not even here yet! But I just know it's gonna be gone in the blink of an eye and I will be immensely sad! Truly! 😭😭
One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is family, all the traditions, and the memories.
Each family has their own traditions. So, I want to know, what is a favorite memory or tradition you have of/for Christmas?
And who else starts squealing about Christmas when the first cold day hits?
*Picture out the back deck of my in-laws in Colorado Springs. I'm SO going to miss this view, as they're building their next dream home on their farm 💜😭*
I am SO excited it's Christmas season!!!
Like, SO EXCITE!!! "Everything is just better during the Christmas season. Amazing food, Santa is the best ever, the whole world feels magical, baby Jesus being born is incomprehensibly beautiful, all the pretty lights, Christmas music all filled with joy, the colors of Christmas, Christmas sweaters, the decorations for Christmas are so pretty to me, I love decorating, my house is even more grogeous than normal (except this year because of the kitchen reno...), giving gifts to people I love is just happy, and then getting gifts is obviously fabulous!" 🎅🤶🎄blog link in bio🎄🤶🎅
10 days until Christmas! This house is the home of a family with a son who helps his dad change tires, wears bunny onesies, and wants a BB gun from Santa! Can you guess the Christmas Movie? #connectingpeopletohome