i have always been obsessed with hands. i think of all the things hands do. create. caress. hit. touch. hold. help perform tasks we take for granted. they typically never stop moving in one sense. or another. hands show time + experience. they weather + wrinkle. some show strength. some privilege. they are story-tellers. like looking into someone’s eyes + finding their soul. :: day 2 of the b+w challenge :: all iphone :: @cindyknightphotos care to play along love?
I love adventuring through this city and finding new favorites! This trip we discovered pear honey sage lattes and the most delicious hot dogs with queso fries and a perfectly fluffy pretzel. It was the most wonderful afternoon! .
Somehow I missed this one in the original gallery. I gasped when I saw it and realized because I just love her eye contact in this so much! If eyes are the window to the soul, hers is so very beautiful❤️
a little afternoon porch sittin’ with my boys while i drink spiced tea and sweat because i highly underestimated today’s temps (it’s in the 80’s) 😅 we are soaking up a little sunshine before we head to a parenting class my husband and i have been taking (it’s AMAZING)! hope you’ve had a happy happy wednesday! wooden montessori toys by @heirloomkids 🍂🍁🍂 #afternoonslikethese
We love what this adorable little pumpin's mama, @meekskristina, says, "I love watching my pumpkin eat. Her love of food matches mine and encourages me to be that more mindful of what fuels her body and soul." ✨📷@meekskristina
The coziest cowl neck sweater + my favourite jeans (old navy 'rock star' high waist 👌 you won't be disappointed) 🍃 // nursing mama's, if you're looking for a cute nursing bra I'm OBSESSED with mine from @ohlalari (meaning I've been wearing it every day #dontyoujudgeme ) - it is SO soft and SO comfy plus it's pretty 😭 nursing bras are NEVER pretty
Lately I've seen so many beautiful photos inspired by autumn that I had to have one of my own. So this is my tribute to the month of October! Love it for everything it brings: chilli mornings, warm days, sweater weather, gorgeous fashion, yellow leaves and the smell of freshly picked apples and grapes!🍁
a place where the outter shell falls away and all that is left are the pieces that truly define us. this beautiful lady + dearest friend is just that. she is pure + raw + vulnerable in every sense of the word + she embraces it like a warrior. i adore you @wehuddle + i am so honored and grateful to call you friend. xo.c | portrait taken during a recent trip to wisconsin |
I was chatting with some close friends last night about business, etc., and how it is often hard for me to be in a field where I need to, in essence, sell my product. Though I thrive on social interaction, I also don’t love being the center of attention. So the business world’s push to get out there, make your name known, and attract clients, is probably the single most dreaded thing, in my book, about being self-employed. This is where I get a little mushy--over the past couple of years, I haven’t really HAD to do that. If you are reading this, it’s most likely been your word of mouth throughout our sweet, small, connected city that has enabled me to continue doing this with minimal advertising. And now it is time for me to pay that back. From here until who-knows-when, anytime a new client books with me, I will put a $25 credit in the account of whomever sent them, if applicable (can be used for albums, prints, sessions, whatever). I just honored this last week with a $100 credit to a sweet, sweet, SUPPORTIVE friend/client of mine, and I was SO happy to do it. Lastly, let me clarify--this is not an incentive to get you to pass my name on haphazardly (please don’t, if you weren’t 100% satisfied. And if you weren’t, come tell me why so I can fix it!) It is more a THANK YOU, for those of you who have loved your experience and have been gracious enough to share with others. I appreciate you so much. (Also, if this is you, and we worked together in different capacities other than client/photographer, be on the lookout—I’m sending something your way as well ❤️)
Someone's super excited about his pumpkin candy bucket from @target. He's been carrying it around all day and I taught him to say trick or treat which is possibly the cutest thing ever. #osetoslovetarget
Well we definitely don’t need summer outfits today, but there was something very refreshing about waking up to the sound of rain on the roof after a few warm days...
Photo from last weekend’s adventures, and I’m already looking forward to the ones we have planned for this weekend!
Started my morning off unexpectedly at my OB’s office because of some irregular contractions and other issues and basically it’s a toss up (depending on how today goes) on whether I’ll end up making it to our due date of November 13th... or not😬... so for that reason here is another bump pic for posterity just in case it ends up being my last one. Fingers crossed that little bub stays put for a few more weeks, even though I’m so excited I kind of want to meet him NOW. Ah what a rollercoaster of emotions today; & it’s only 1:30... feeling everything from scared/nervous to happy/excited (with just a touch of impatience!)😜 I’m placing my bets that he’ll be out by Halloween, and the doc didn’t disagree, so now we play the waiting game. Keep your fingers crossed for me for a good outcome 🤞🏽
Over the weekend, I had the extreme pleasure of visiting not one, but two(!), fantastic pumpkin patches. In the fog. My personal version of heaven on earth. 🍂 And now, down Wednesday, already. I think my weeks speed up even more than usual this time of year. Maybe just because I love them so much that they seem to be going by faster. 🍂 How are you doing? How was Wednesday for you?
“A Real Mom:
Emotional, yet the rock.
Tired, but keeps going.
Worried, but full of hope.
Impatient, yet patient.
Overwhelmed, but never quits.
Amazing, even though doubted.
Wonderful, even in the chaos.
Life changer, every single day.”
-Rachel Martin FindingJoy.net
Some mid-week encouragement on the blog this afternoon. To all those sweet Mamas out there: you are enough! 💞