mother holding and kissing son in nursery



This is it. What it is all about. They are starting a new chapter, in the home they renovated (to perfection). Their baby boy is now a toddler. He’s walking and exploring the world around him. His curiosity has no limits. He is a snuggle up to mama, thumb sucker and laugh like crazy with daddy, kind of kid. (OH MY HEART, I LOVE THUMB SUCKERS SO MUCH!). He wears suspenders and its the most adorable thing. Ever. His smile and laugh make your heart burst.

All of these things about their boy are things that they never want to loose sight of. Shooting in home was the only way to document it all, authentically.

Clearly this mama has an eye for design. Seriously – I’ve seen her work in other homes (both clients and friends) and cannot begin to explain how creative and talented she is. They all trusted me to step into their world and help them remember this time in their new home. I’m always so grateful to families who let me in like that.

On this particular Sunday morning, they made me truly just LOVE what I call ‘my job’.

L family… I adore you.

Parents coloring at home with child

arts and crafts at home with toddler

parents holding thumb sucking toddler boy

mother holding and kissing toddler boy

mother snuggling toddler boy

father and son photos

photos of father and son on steps of home

father and son holding hands

photo of one year old boy in fathers lap

one year old boy walking holding parents hands

one year old boy walking holding parents hands

photo of parents holding toddler boy

Family photos smiling and laughing together

candid family photos

photos of one year old boy playing in the yard

one year old boy photos

one year old boy photo

one year old boy holding acorn

dirty toddler feet and suspenders

natural one year old photos

Toddler boy on fathers shoulders

snack time family photos

family together in the kitchen at home

family snuggled up on living room couch

family photos on living room couch

toddler kissing family dog

family photo on living room couch

father carriyng son upstairs

toddler boy at the window in his room

one year old boy sleeping in crib

one year old boy in crib

one year old boy sucking thumb in crib

one year old boy in crib

nursery art

smiling toddler in crib

toddler toes in crib

toddler sucking thumb in crib

toddler sucking thumb

one year old boy jumping in crib

son sitting in dads lap reading

father and son reading in nursery

one year old boy playing in teepee

mother holding and kissing son in nursery

mother carrying son down stairs

in home photos of toddler boy

toddler walking through family kitchen

toddler laughing

mother holding toddler boy in arms at home


No added to-dos, just added memories to your life.

You’re busier than you ever thought you’d be. Between chasing toddlers around, work commitments, mastering the art of diaper changes, herding kids to practice, and trying to get some me time, it’s hard to imagine adding anything to your plate.

As a mama of two, I get it!

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