Maternity Monday: Emily

In honor of sweet Ivalee’s first birthday coming up this Saturday, I thought it fitting to share her beautiful Momma’s maternity session. I have known Emily for several years; our husbands have been friends since they were little! She is not only stunningly beautiful, but so kind, hard-working and an incredible mom!

I seriously cannot believe Ivalee is already turning one - fun fact - she and Mitch actually share a birthday!!

Emily and I went up to the Honey Run Covered Bridge (one of my last sessions before the bridge was lost in the Camp Fire) for her session. It was a beautiful evening spent chatting about motherhood, friendship and raising little girls!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!




Goals and a New Series

Last year, for the first time in nearly TEN years, Mitch and I sat down and wrote down our goals for the year. They included everything from home improvement goals, financial goals, physical fitness goals and the list goes on. If I’m being completely honest, we didn’t revisit the list that often throughout the year, but when we came back to that list at the end of the year, we had accomplished over half of the goals!

It. Felt. AMAZING!

There really is something about writing goals down, on paper, with your spouse and literally being on the same page!

So we did it again. We set big (and small) dreams for our family!

For 2019 I have decided to take it one step further and set some business goals. I have some big dreams for this little business of mine and I am hoping to take it one tiny step, one tiny goal, at a time.

Up first on the goal list, start a blog! This has been on my mind for several years, but it always felt too big.

There was NO WAY I could keep up a blog.

Seriously, NO WAY.

But, maybe, just maybe, I could blog once a week. Thats totally doable right?

So here it goes….

Every Monday I will post a Maternity Monday series.

I LOVE maternity portraits. I think that motherhood and pregnancy are incredibly beautiful. I think that the time is so short and comes with so many different challenges that it can be easy to forget. But taking one day to get dressed-up and feel beautiful allows for pause. It freezes time just for that one moment, so that one day your baby can look back and see just how loved they always were.

And since I like to practice what I preach, I’m including a photo from my own personal maternity session by the UBER talented Amy Jensen!

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do!