You might recognize these cute faces from this shoot I did last year.
This year, mom wanted just the boys in front of the camera so I headed out to their farm for some fun pictures in the fields!
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I loved, loved, loved shooting this family! We met up at Dorris Ranch and spent most of our time giggling (mostly at dad), running, jumping, and looking for dinosaurs. So all in all, it was a huge success.
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I so loved meeting and working with this sweet family. The best words I can come up with to describe our session was genuine, tender, and full of love. Thank you, Boshchmas, for letting me document your precious family!
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This family is a real gem. I’ve loved getting to know them the past couple of years as we have had Kort in preschool.
There were a few times during our shoot that I had to remind myself to keep taking pictures (since that’s what I was there for, after all). It was so easy to get caught up in a conversation about their horses, or the pumpkin patch, or other adventures they’ve had on their beautiful property. On top of that, Blair kept asking to hold my hand and HOW COULD I SAY NO?!
I can’t take credit for this one, Kort wanted to give the camera a try and caught this sweet moment between his parents.
I am past the boot-wearing phase. Now that we’ve had some warmer days, I’ve broken out the sandals and I can’t go back, so if you see me out and about on a rainy, 50 degree day wearing my flip flops you now know why. I just can’t.
But summer is just around the corner, y’all! My second summer with a baby (I guess toddler technically) and I can’t wait! But before I get too caught up in backyard bbq’s, pool days, and tan lines, I wanted to share some pictures of our life from the past few months. Every spring we try to make it over to Sunriver where my grandparents have a house (You can see one of our previous trips here). This year was a little bit different considering Olive could run around and enjoy all the fun stuff happening outside. We spent the weekend playing games, eating, shopping, and eating, with a LOT of rest time in between.This picture slays me. That smirk, those eyes, and that peaceful look about her that exudes genuine love. I could stare at it for hoooouuurrs.That in her hand is an owl keychain that her daddy bought for her at the Village and she carried it with her that whole weekend. She pointed to it in the shop and with the sweetest voice looked at him and said, “baa?” which translated to english means “please”. James then looks at me and I swear he was about to melt into a puddle right then and there. I like it when he’s soft.
Then it was Easter! I made the mistake of looking back at last years Easter pictures when Olive was 3 MONTHS OLD (what the heck?!)
And being almost 16 months now she was ready to hunt for easter in eggs in the back yard with us. She had a cute little basket to put eggs in but who needs a basket when you can just have your daddy follow you around and carry them for you? The girl already knows how to delegate and I have to take credit for that. The dress that she wore was one I had bought while I was pregnant. We were at the Gap outlet and I saw it from across the way and I had. to. have. it.
You know I love me some polka dots.
This picture makes me really, really happy.Oh, and we got chickens! These are the best things that have ever happened to us. At least that’s how Olive feels. Not only do they provide lots (and lots) of delicious eggs but they are a great diversion when the 5:00 meltdowns begin. These lovely egg-laying beauties have been one of the things that has kickstarted a strong desire to use the space we have to grow and produce as much of our own food as we can. Our own little urban homestead, if you will. This spring I have been a machine in the backyard; tearing out flower beds (which we have a LOT to tear out), building garden boxes and compost bins, and planning, planning, planning. This is a good exercise for me in patience, discipline, and diligence but I am loving every step of it. I’m planning on doing a post about what I dream of doing with our space and go into more of the why so stay tuned!
P.S. On this day FOUR years ago James proposed to me. How has it been four years?! It’s gone so fast yet at the same time I feel like we are an old married couple who makes fun of each other all the time but never stops holding hands. I love this man. Ok, now for reals, go have a happy Monday!