She lays in bed, wrapped in blankets and
the quiet of deep night.
Tired, but awake, because her little one hasn't called yet.
And she knows it will be soon.
So she waits while her husband sleeps beside her,
until she hears the cry.
And even then,
I wanted to share this family portrait session because the idea of it is just SO sweet. First off, I love "at home" sessions. I always tell my clients that the best locations aren't necessarily the most beautiful, scenic ones... but the special ones that have personal meaning to you. Well, this session is the perfect example of that.
Erik and I were eating dinner last night when he said "It's crazy to think how quickly this year went by, and that that's only going to happen seventeen more times before she's grown and gone."
It's so true. Time has never felt faster. They grow and change in a flash, and it's a heartbreakingly joyful thing.
Six years. That's a long time. We're almost 30! I think it's safe to say, we're really doing this adult-ing thing, and slaying it at that.
Our annual anniversary photo is not my favorite haha or maybe it is, I mean, it's kind of Willow's first one so that makes it pretty great in itself. It's tough getting a baby and puppy to cooperate for something like this. Especially when there's no one behind the camera to look at. And ESPECIALLY when your crazy old lady neighbor won't leave you alone to take the one dang picture you try to take every year! Go away, please, we need to take this picture and get to dinner before baby has a "it's bedtime!!!" meltdown! Kthxbye! :)
Reading Willow's 10 month post, I feel like so much has changed in this past month. Like my girl is so much bigger already! Last month she wasn't standing much, but this month it's pretty much all she wants to do. Diaper changes have become a total nightmare because ONLY BABIES LAY DOWN, BIG GIRLS STAND UP! Duh.
Things have been quiet round these blog parts. I have to admit that I have sacrificed blogging time for recharge time a lot lately. Maybe other people are like this, or maybe it's just me, but I tend to have super productive days where I take on the world and get a million things done... boom bam boom! And then days where I can't seem to do more than get by. I may get some laundry done and keep the kitchen half clean, which is a full time job when you're at home all day and make three semi-healthy meals for you and your baby.
Ah, this wedding. I've been looking forward to Holly and Bryan's wedding day ever since I met them. Ever since Holly and I gushed about Pride and Prejudice on the phone when she booked her wedding with me. I just knew this would be a fun, inspiring day. Add to that, shooting at Upper Shirley Vineyard, a brand new wedding venue! I'm always psyched to learn about vineyards in the Richmond area, personally and professionally, and Upper Shirley did not disappoint! It was incredibly gorgeous and the owner was so sweet, driving Holly, Bryan, and I around to pretty spots on his property, showing us the river, the horses, the vineyard. It was a beautiful place for a wedding, or just for hanging with some wine. I'll definitely be back for the wine hanging fun myself! ;)