So excited to start adding onesies + T-shirt’s to my shop! #lovingbrier
9 months old has never looked so sweet! ❤️✨
“Oh hey snuggles” is how my girls greet me when I walk in a room. I have no idea how that hits on the weird scale anymore since I’ve been called mama snuggs or versions of that for a long time now. 😅 My girls tell me *everyday* that I am “the warmest person in the whole wide world” which comes in pretty handy on snowy days like today. 💞
Did you have nicknames for your parents? Are my kids normal is what I’m asking...🤞🏻
A nighttime mini-poll for some nighttime patterns! Which do you prefer - hot air balloons (#1
) or night sky (#2
)? Leave your vote in the comments below! The winner will be included on our spring collection ballot!
Words genuinely don't do justice to how much I loved every second with this family. I won't pretend to know a lick about parenting but I think I know enough to say confidently that raising 3 little girls probably has its challenging moments. And yet, every single second of this session was love. Instead of being upset if one of the girls ran off, completely uninterested in being in the frame - mom would shower her with tickles and kisses and soft words of encouragement - "lets try to sit here nicely together" or "you're doing so great!". *cue me tearing up* A regular smile turned into a full blown giggle attack when dad started singing songs to the girls, being completely silly and showing them it was okay to be silly too! I never stopped smiling. I never wanted it to end.
Maybe I'll stop gushing but honestly probably not. It was just that special.
So now that I'm thinking about all this, I have a challenge to parents out there having a session soon, whether with me or any other photographer. I challenge you to PLAY with your kids even when more than anything you want them to sit still and listen. Even when you're freaking out inside that nothing is going according to plan and it all seems to chaotic - LOVE on them harder. If they don't want to sit still for a shot and take off running - I hope you run right along with them! I hope you run down the beach together, toss them up in the air and make them laugh their biggest belly laugh!
Maybe you had a long day and a lot of stress and pressure is riding on this photoshoot - but give it your best shot. I have zero expectations and I am never ever judging your family. I just want you to feel completely and genuinely free enough to let go of any "my family should look like this" nonsense and be your complete, messy, genuine selves. I'm CHEERING for you. Always. ❤️
Why do I love photography? Music? Writing? Creating? It shifts my perspective. And my perspective needs shifting quite often! I love trying different lenses. When my perspective is hopeless, my life looks hopeless. When I am viewing life with eyes of anticipation and gratitude that are always seeking out beauty, I see God at work. I see God creating, redeeming, comforting, healing, and making all things beautiful. When I seek to see the best in others, I will see it. (Remember 1 Corinthians 13). I want a pure heart. I want a joyful heart. I want a grateful heart. I will not deny the pain. It’s very real. But I will walk with my Shepherd through the valley of darkness with the joy that can only be found in the nearness of my Lord. He is here. On this painful day. In the sickness. In the suffering. In her asthma. He’s present on the better days. In the dancing and the swinging. He’s here in the fevers, in the unsteady rhythms of an unstable heart, in the days of back-to-back-to-back-to-back encounters with near anaphylaxis, low oxygen saturation, and unbearable brain fog. And because He’s here, so is our joy. And so is beauty. And our anchor holds. #chronicillness #chronichope #mastcellactivationdisorder #potsie #ehlersdanlossyndrome #gratitude #joyinthepain #candidchildhood #hellostoryteller #invisibleillness
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One of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. 😍🏔️
Those first exhausting, blurry, snuggly moments as a parent are so worth documenting.
The days and nights run together and you are consumed with caring for this tiny new life.
But there is so much beauty in that wonderful chaos of those first few days. Don’t let those days slip by without capturing them in some way!
Videography by @littlenuggetphotography
My angel babe 👼
He’s at the best age right now, and I’m loving seeing his goofy and sweet personality shine through. Raising him has been such a different experience than raising Liv, which I assume is to be expected when raising a child with special needs vs a neuro-typical child; both have had their highs and lows, but it’s just been a little bit easier this time around which is a nice change of pace. Don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter and watching her grow and hit long awaited milestones is the highlight of my day but to say it’s been easy, would be a lie - therapies are hard, sicknesses are hard, surgeries are hard, raising a child with extra needs is HARD, and I feel like life knew that I needed this easy going, energetic little boy in my life to give us some balance and to be a protector for his big sister 💙
#momlife #mommybloggers #momitforward #childhoodunplugged #momtog #motherhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #nothingisordinary #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood #teammotherly #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #letthekids #dailyparenting #mytinymoments #lovelysquares #mytinymoments #thehappynow #holdthemoments #thatsdarling #chooselovely #flashesofdelight
#momentscollected #thebestofmom #thepursuitofjoy #makemoremagic #thehappycapture #sabrinagrantpresets
When you find weird elf-ish slippers that are your favorite color (with giant fur balls on top😆) for less than $3, you buy you and your daughter matching pairs. And then do a little jig together.
This little dude covered himself in hand soap after his bath instead of lotion. Didn’t even realize he used the wrong thing. Such a very Finny thing to do. Love him. #WHPwanderlust
When I was at my busiest not too long ago, I longed for the slow season. I wanted so badly to dive deep with my creativity & be intentional with my personal work without the distraction of “work”. I fascinated sitting alone free writing my mornings away. I even planned on working out & eating cleaner because I knew I would have more time to do so. But, none of this has happened yet. Not until just the other day when my husband took us to the beach to explore, have fun, & allow me an opportunity to document. It was so cold, I’m not going to lie, my kids were hating life the moment they got out of the car. But when they saw the sand, I could visibly see them pushing through the uncomfortable chill & truly have a blast! The 20 minutes or so we spent on this empty beach was all I needed to be reminded of my original plan for this season. This shutdown has colored my whole new year & my goals & I feel ashamed for allowing that to happen. I have been feeling like shit for not showcasing fresh client work, which is absolutely ridiculous, but again, this shutdown had me all mixed up. I would get panicky, restless, & full of energy without any direction or outlet. I wasn’t embracing the season I had desperately needed to reboot & rediscover. I’m making a pledge to myself to get back on track as I originally planned for the start of this year. Embrace this stillness, even if our situation isn’t currently ideal.
“There’s the whole world at your feet, and who gets to see it? But the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps.” Bert, Mary Poppins
Have you found what you love to do? Why do you do it? This question came up a couple days ago so I thought I would share my why. I love getting the pictures that every family has always wanted. There’s not many people that like getting their pictures taken. Especially moms! Trying to get their family outfits together, being there on time, screaming kids, but when everyone just stops, the light comes in, and you get a glimpse of how much this family truly cares for one another... You get to capture those special candid moments that you want to remember forever. I want you to know that I truly love photography! Delivering a gallery and seeing how happy a client is, is where I find myself. I find joy in taking your pictures.
~ dusty pink & khaki ~
made to match our new collection available online 30th Jan 🌻
These bows also pair perfectly with our "Wildflower" muslin wrap ✨
This set and this colour combination is so gorgeous and it will definitely be on our permanent list if colour options 😍
Which other colour combos would you like to see in the shop? I feel like grey is a must! Let me know below because drop day is around the corner👇
2nd oldest child: “I wish I could smell these markers all day.”
Oldest child: “Mommy says that’s not good for your brain.” For real though... whose idea were scented markers?!?! 🤦🏻♀️
• S E V E N M O N T H S • earthside with you ❤️ You’re an absolute blessing in our lives and such a beautiful little person full of so much personality already. You sit, love clapping hands after learning yesterday, love food and #blw
(current faves are avocado and my banana muffins) and enjoy saying da-da, mum-mum and bub-ba. You might not take a bottle of breastmilk properly yet but that’s ok, I’m loving being your exclusively breastfed mama 💕 Before we know it you’ll be crawling, standing, walking and a little chatterbox I’m sure, so we’re taking in all the moments, milestones and baby adventures as we can ❤️ #sevenmonths #babygirl
Can’t you tell how thrilled Archer is to take pictures with me 😂 Had a great picnic at the park yesterday! Even though Evie had a blowout and ate a little bit of it 😭🤢
If you missed yesterday’s stories, I talked about how anxious I was feeling lately. Having #anxiety
and being a mom is difficult, because part of me wants to hide away but I know I can’t. So it’s pure survival mode and I try so hard not to show any of that anxiety to Penelope. So this week is all about self-care and mommy and baby time! .
I’m planning on filming a little video about it today! Back to my regular schedule next week.🤞🏼
It was cold but we both needed to get out for some fresh air, and some lunch at @midlandculturalcentre
before Penelope’s gymnastics class. .
How warm or cold is it where you are? Let me know in the comments so I can be jealous if it’s warmer than -17 degrees Celsius 🥶
Nothing like a nice warm bath to take all your worries away! 🧼🛁🧴 .
There wasn’t a vlog today but I’m working on one for Friday! 📺
I’m feeling accomplished right now, not only did Penelope just take a long nap but during that nap time, I sorted and organized all my stuff. Now I have several donation piles and a few things to sell! Feels so good to have less stuff. One of the things I want to do more of is have less things and the material things we do have I want them to have meaning to us or be something we really, really love!
Have you started organizing your home yet?
Every morning Penelope goes to her daddy and whispers “Da,da,da,da”, in his ear until he wakes up. How can anyone be woken up like this and not feel happy!? .
There’s a new #dayinthelife
vlog on my channel! All about how I packed up all our stuff and a few clips of our 27 hour drive home! 😅
Link is in bio.
Someone is happy to be back in her own bedroom! 💖