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Jackson turns 3! // Forest Park // St. Louis, MO

Obviously I absolutely love photographing people (kids especially, sorry grownups). Sometimes I have the pleasure of photographing friends or family. It is TWICE as much fun because I am hanging out with people I love, and doing what I love at the same time. And we are all usually super relaxed. That is just what I did a couple weeks ago during Jackson's 3 year photoshoot. Jackson and his parents have become good friends of mine— and I am more than honored to capture their little man on (digital) film, looking so grown up! The light was golden delicious evening light, pouring all over this adorable family! I hope I can get some more sessions during this time of day, it really is INCREDIBLE.

Jackson is a hoot. I've seen him sprout up over the last year, and I have seen his baby face start to look a bit more grown up (waa). He is such a handsome little boy, and has such an amazing attitude towards life. Jackson seems to go with the flow, wherever the wind blows.. or where there are rocks to throw! Lately he seems to run wherever he needs to go, stretching his arms back behind him, ready to take flight! Probably because he looks like a little cherub??! My son Finn LOVES playing with Jackson. I know he is just as happy as I am to have become friends with this awesome little family that we randomly met at Earth Day over a year ago!

Ann White Photography // Shaw Nature Reserve // St. Louis, MO

Did you know that I moved to St. Louis?? Even though I have mentioned it multiple times on the blog, I never did a specific 'shout out' post about it. So here I am, four months into becoming a Midwesterner, and I am loving it (aside from the fact that I there is no beach). The people here are SO NICE. I feel like I have gone back in time about fifty years. Not in regards to fashion or cars or anything, but in regards to values and the importance of family and quality time. There is just SO much to do here with Finn... and a lot of it is free!

St. Louis has been so wonderful that I have been slacking in posting on the blog. I also had to unpack and get through the first trimester of my pregnancy. YES, I am pregnant with baby boy #2! He is due right around Finn's birthday this December. Another huge announcement. This explains why Finn is wearing "Best Bro Ever" in the following photographs. These were taken a couple months ago when we did a late Springtime hike to Shaw Nature Reserve. It was gorgeous!