Addie & Ellen // Cousin love // Oak Knoll Park // St. Louis, MO

Here is a recent session with Finn's gorgeous babysitter, Addie + her younger cousin, Ellen. These two beauties don't look very similar, but both have to-die-for hair, beautiful eyes and the BIGGEST smiles. Ellen was also gorgeous, with the most breath-taking red hair. She looked like a little fairy/sprite when I had her standing in the woods—with those red locks & freckles sprinkled all over her face. 

What an incredibly fun session. Thanks girls! 

happy birthday finn // iphoneography

Wow. A year already. Really? I could write a book about the last year. Maybe I will, but doing it right now is not the time, nor is this post the place! I cannot believe that my baby boy is a one year old. He is no longer a baby. He no longer needs me in ways that he did a year ago (but his needs have shifted). I am sad for the things that are already in the past, but so excited for what the future holds. More than anything, I am trying desperately to enjoy every. single. moment. The days are longer, the moments are quicker. Some moments I want to hold on to and never let go (the laughter... the incredibly infectious laughter). Unfortunately, photographs do not capture that laughter! 

Anywho, here is the first of a two-series blog post of my favorite instagram photos from the last year. Enjoy months 1-6 of my dear, sweet, silly, chubby, giggly, brown-eyed, goofy, adorable boy. Finnegan Jude. Oh, and follow me on Instagram (Finnstagram)!


My Muse

About four years ago, I did my first "official" photoshoot with the adorable Mr. Grady. I was so incredibly lucky to have such a handsome little man pose for my first photoshoot! I was also very lucky to capture many more photos of this little guy over the next few years. Sadly he is living on the west coast, so I rarely see him these days. But I will be forever grateful for that first opportunity, which opened many doors for me! I am so very grateful to be taking photographs of SO MANY beautiful children on such a regular basis. Truly blessed.