Somehow it’s been three years since this photo was taken. I was about 20 weeks pregnant with Atlas at this point... and here we are with him plus one earth-side and one in heaven. The month of October is dedicated to pregnancy and infant loss awareness and to spread the word that you are no alone if it happens to you. A lot has changed since the day this picture was taken. I was blissfully unaware that I had a 1 in 4 chance of losing him. I was blissfully unaware of the deep deep pain and sorrow burying a baby in your own backyard would bring. I was blissfully unaware that the words “there is no heartbeat” would be the most devastating words I’d heard spoken. I was blissfully unaware that having a miscarriage (even early) would mean I would contract like I was delivering an alive baby. I was blissfully unaware that people say mean things when they don’t understand. I was blissfully unaware and I am ashamed. So ladies, mamas, and those who long to be, let’s rally around those who no longer have the pleasure of being blissfully unaware and carry some of their burden alongside them. #iam1in4 #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage
Since they were born, I’ve DIY’d all their Halloween costumes. This year - I’m tired. Lol. I’m OK with something bought. Clearly, he is NOT. He wants mama to make him “sumfing cool”. So we’re still undecided over here. Tell me, do you store buy or DIY?
I think pumpkin patch pictures might be my faves to look back on when I’m old and grey... they’re just the the heart warmiest (yep. Heart warmiest)⠀
They’re right up there with naked baby butt pics and bubble beard pics... oh! And we can’t forget angsty preteen pics 😂 Anyone else just looove to look back on those?! ⠀
I’m so glad I’m fine tuning my photog skills so I can catch my girls in their prime (because we were all at our best at 13 years of age.. no identity crisis whatsoever, nope)... high resolution y’all... super high resolution. 🤣⠀
Maybe I’ll have a glass of wine and show y’all mine in my stories... only if you return the favorrrrr 😜
Teething babies are H A R D. I feel like I’m constantly trying to find ways to help her feel better. I can honestly say how helpful this Cool Gums Teething Gel is from @winknaturals
she has done so much better with it! Thank you @winknaturals
for basically saving us from this grumpy teething babe😊 #kennedyjames
“Corey, thank you so much for making our family photo session so special! Your attention to all the details prior, during, and after our session went above and beyond. You truly have a gift of making beautiful memories to treasure forever.” I’m so honored to have such great clients that trust me to capture their beautiful families! 😘
What a lucky little lady she is, to be surrounded by the sweetest of boys, whom are full of love and tenderness. I captured so many images of these 3 together and each one makes my heart soften. To witness all this love, and from two young boys, it’s something else I tell you, something that can’t be put into words, something that can only be seen with the eyes and felt with the heart.
Dazed in a corn maze ⠀⠀
Photo cred: @ebgee
Walks and talks and laughter and love- the things fathers and daughters should always do.
I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.
-Erin Van Vuren
Can we just talk about much of a freaking babe she is 😍
Fierce fall foxy fashion.
I'm pretty sure fear holds me back from doing SO many things. The fear of being seen as weird... The fear of failure.... The fear of no response.... But I've realized that all fear really does is keep me down. That there's NO way I'm going to even know unless I let go of that fear and just DO. So I'm embracing my weird side and I'm hanging it all out there (and I posted some details about my personal project in my @stephaniebryanphoto
IG stories today...baby steps, lol). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anyone else have fear as an unwanted friend? What does fear hold you back from doing??? And sorry for those of you who have seen this in multiple places today! I’m clearly owning this.... #doubleexposure #expiredkodak800
Maybe it’s the rainy weather, or maybe the season of his birthday coming up...but I miss my dad so much. I hate that this little buddy and his sister won’t ever remember him. I grieve the loss of him, and I go through the list of regrets almost daily. I hate that I felt like I let him down... I hate that I didn’t do more for him. I hate that I didn’t show him more grace and forgiveness when he was with us. Some days the weight of it all is heavier than other days, and today was just one of those days. But, Jesus didn’t tell us this life would be easy. In fact, He told us we would suffer. In the midst of suffering I pray. He listens. He comforts. He teaches me WHY this happened the way it did. He gets me through the hard days. I know my dad is dancing with our Lord, free of pain and full of love, full of forgiveness, pure from head to toe. I’m so grateful for that. When he was on this side of Heaven, my dad told me, “Remember to bird watch.” (He loved birds.) I haven’t ever been one to watch birds, but since his passing we make it a point to look for little reminders of my dad flying in the sky. Our little man loves looking for them too. In those hard moments and difficult seasons, I know God is with us and we will all be united one day in His Kingdom. For now, we’re just continuously thankful for new mercies every single day. ❤️ #GodisSoGood #chanigunnphotography
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#b1withcommunity #b1withboys #b1withmoms #nothingisordinary #spomh #heartofhome #soulful_moments #cameramama #dearphotographer #boldemotionalcolorful #the_cic #thebloomforum #p52clicks #ourcandidlife #griefsupport #loveJesus
When baby’s so tiny he fits in the palm of your hand...oh, my heart! 😍
This has been diffusing all day!!! 🍁
I have someone selling their spot to my sold out Charleston, SC Shootout on Oct. 22nd for $349 (they paid $599) at the beautiful Magnolia Plantation -- message me if you want it! <3 It has two shoots in one day for more looks. 🌺🌺🌺
EDITING.MY.BRAINS.OUT.OVER.HERE! Just wanted to get that off my chest... 🤣🤣👻 Now.... These BEAUTIFUL humans 😍#crystaleyezdphotography
All of this, togetherness, wrapped up in love, smothered in kisses and admiration. This is real magic ✨
and her beautiful brood
✨Baby Girl Lenz • Coming Soon✨
"Small things become great when done with love"
This little girl is being born into so.much.love
I am back in town and will be back at work in high gear tomorrow so I can get caught up to go on my next adventure. 💙 Get ready for a picture overload and check my story out for a few pics of the first of two Airbnbs we stayed at this week. #madeintn
New glasses, who dis? Not really though, I'm just trying them on. Warby Parker sends you glasses to try on for free, these were a pair I selected to have mailed to me. Should I go with these, yes or no? #notsponsored #warbyhometryon