IVF Mini Photo Sessions | Round 2

After completing the first set of Mini Sessions, I felt so strongly that Mini Family Sessions were something I wanted to offer in my business again. In 2018, I wasn’t able to do both Blogger Photography and Family Photography because I had a full-time job and there simply wasn’t enough time in the day for me to do everything. But since going full-time with photography, I’m excited to announce that Mini Sessions for Families will now be offered! They will be done on very specific dates but I am so excited to be able to take pictures for your families again. I absolutely love my job. Stay tuned for exact dates, but get excited because the following Mini Sessions are already in the works!

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+ little loves +

this morning, parker & i announced a clothing shop that we have been working on for the last little while. we've wanted to come up with a way to help people in a similar situation as ours. infertility can be a lonely journey & then can also be a little bit awkward hard to navigate for those who have never experienced it (heck, even for those who have/are experiencing it). so we wanted to create a way for everyone to come together a bit. 

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little loves is a baby clothes shop. 25% of profits will go to a grant that will help families who are seeking to do infertility treatments or adopt be able to do so. we are so, so, so excited to be able to open our shop & know that this can be of great help to people like us who so desperately want to start a family. 

we would love it if you would share little loves with your friends & family to help us be able to reach our goals. we would also love it if you would follow us on instagram to see the products in our shop. we will open on october 2, 2017 & hope that you'll stay tuned to see the cutest baby clothes around & stick around for for the exciting things we have planned for our shop! 

a few sneak peeks below! ALL THE HEART EYES FOR THESE CLOTHES!!!! eeeeeeek. 

till we meet again, grandpa!

the weekend has been an emotional roller coaster. my dear, sweet grandpa passed away in the morning of august 18, 2017. we knew that he would pass at some point because his health hasn't been all that awesome over the last few years, but you just never know when it's going to happen. grandpa passed away in his sleep & looked so at peace. 

yesterday (saturday, august 19, 2017), i had the opportunity to help edit grandpa's obituary. (you can read it here) my grandpa was an incredible man. after learning of all of his accomplishments (after he passed), i realized how humble he truly was. he had a brilliant mind & studied & researched his whole life. his research findings are still used today & i am so amazed by my grandpa's knowledge.

not only was my grandpa an amazing scientist, he was the most incredible grandpa. he had a way of making every grandchild feel like the favorite. he played with us, told us jokes (he had the best sense of humor), and always made us feel loved. i had the opportunity to live with my grandma & grandpa a few years ago, and without fail, every time i saw my grandpa & gave him a hug he would say, "i sure love you." i can still hear him say that. 

but my absolute favorite thing about my grandpa was the way he loved my grandma. every day he would say, "i am so in love!" or "i am so grateful!" when i lived with him, at breakfast every morning he would look over at me and ask, "aren't we so lucky?" he loved my grandma with a fierce love that has changed the way i look at love & marriage.  

yesterday, i also had the opportunity to go with my mom, aunts, uncle, & grandmother to the funeral home to make preparations for the funeral. i was also able to help dress my grandpa in preparation for his burial which was so special. grandpa looked so at peace. but something that i never want to forget is the love my grandmother has for my sweet grandpa. as we walked into the room to dress him, she cheerfully said, "hello Sweetheart!" she showed me the clothes he would wear & held his hands as we dressed him. she put on his shoes as she did every day. then as we were leaving she reached down & kissed his forehead just before she left. 

my grandparents have been married for 61 years. my grandpa used to always tell me that the home they lived in for over 50 years was supposed to be their starter home, but then he would always throw in, "but we are still starting!" their marriage was still fresh & new even though they had been together for many, many years. i want a love like theirs. i hope that at the end of my days here on earth, my marriage is like theirs. i love you grandma & grandpa! i'll miss you, grandpa, and i can't wait to see you again!