Fall on the Farm

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It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted a blog entry!  I thought that once Summer was over, our lives would slow down, but I was definitely mistaken!  Life has been crazy between chasing a very active toddler, projects at work ramping up, all of the Fall and Holiday time activities, as well as picking up some new photography clients!  It’s hard to believe it’s November already!  This year is flying by so quickly, so this weekend, Aaron and I both cleared our calendars and spent some much-needed family time just relaxing and enjoying time outdoors.  Aaron’s grandmother and uncle both have farms just North of us.  He has many fond memories of visiting the farm growing up, and it’s a real thrill for him to be able to share such a special place with Nola.  The scenery out there is just breathtaking – I know I’ll be back many times to take advantage of this gorgeous Fall weather and stunning light in those picturesque settings!

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Moreland 3

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On Aaron: Suit: Banana Republic | on Nola: Dress: Carters (Similar) | Bow: Little Poppy Co | On Meg: Dress: Adrianna Papell
Photos: Leah Fry – Sentimental Soul Photography

In honor of Nola’s birthday, we had family photos taken by my long-time friend and extremely talented photographer, Leah Fry of Sentimental Soul Photography.  I’ve raved before about Leah’s skills in capturing our family, and these photos are nothing short of breathtaking.  No words I could write could do them justice, so I will let the photos speak for themselves.  We are so thankful to Leah for these sweet pictures of our tiny toddler! Continue reading

Rise & Shine

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IMG_20160710_082726Dress: Mint L.A. Boutique | Bracelet: Noonday Collection

I’ve always been an early riser.  It’s extremely rare for me to sleep in late; usually that’s a sure sign that I’m sick as a dog!  Now that I’ve had Nola, it’s become extreme – usually I’m up between 4:30am and 5am every day!  I’ve found that the earlier I get up, the more centered I can be throughout my day.  That quiet time in the morning before the chaos is essential to giving me the feeling like I’m ready to take on the day!
This morning the weather was cool, and the light had this gorgeous blueish hue that I just couldn’t pass up!  Thankfully, Aaron and Nola are early birds too, so we ran out to the lake a little over a mile from our house for a quick shoot!

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33 & Family

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On Aaron: Shirt: J Crew | Shorts: Banana Republic My Dress: Rachel Parcell | On Nola: Dress and Shoes: Baby Gap | Hair bow: Little Poppy Co
At the beginning of June, I turned 33 years old (!) and all I wanted for my birthday were some family photos.  Not snaps on my phone, but real, legit, paid for professional family photos.  I love photography – I love taking photos, being in photos, I even love looking at other people’s’ photos (not in a creepy way).  Something about being able to capture a fleeting moment in time resonates with me.  I’m utterly in awe of people who can take photos that capture not just a moment, but the essence of that moment, or that person.   Continue reading

Flower Power

 

IMG_20160621_121737Skirt: J Crew Factory (my print is sold out, but I love this floral, too!) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Jewelry: Noonday Collection | Clutch: Stella & Dot

Today was one of those days where I swear I only came to work today to wear this skirt!  The office dress code is casual, but jeans in the Summer just feels wrong to me, so I love a tailored pencil skirt in a fun print paired with a t-shirt to keep the look casual. Continue reading

Easy & Breezy

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Romper: J Crew Factory | Sandals (old) similar here and here
on Nola: Shorts: baby gap | Moccasins: Sweet N Swag | Hair bow: Little Poppy Co
Last week I told you about the linen Ikat romper I ordered from J Crew Factory.  Well, it finally arrived this weekend and I’m In LOVE!!  This will definitely be a Summer staple!  The length is perfect – not too short to be indecent, yet not too long as to look frumpy.  I do think that this, like most pieces I’ve ordered from Factory is sized generously.  I probably should have sized down one more, but I like the fact that this isn’t too tight, and I may end up getting it tailored so it’s more of a perfect fit.  You can’t win them all, right?

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