Chapman Family

Who can resist a good sugar rush? I love seeing littles react to their smash cake. Some dig right in and some hate the mess! Even better is the look they sometimes give their parents like "Is this a joke, can I really eat it?" Haha, Celia definitely gave the look. Her two older brothers were so good about holding off, but we chuckled when were told they could dig in after she was done. What do you think Celia thought? Someone may or may not have enjoyed it being on her feet. Scroll down to see for yourself...

As per usual, I had a wonderful time capturing this beautiful and sweet family. These boys are smitten with their little sis and their game of peek a boo will melt your heart! Celia has some awesome body guards, play mates, and best friends. Can't believe she is already ONE. Time needs to slow down! Until next time Chapmans, stay exactly the way you are... awesome and fun! :)

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Trout - Maternity

Right before three become four.... Congratulations Trout family, I am over the moon for you and your sweet bundle of joy! Big brother Bryor will most certainly enjoy a partner in crime or should I say a partner in play... racing monster trucks no doubt. I can just see all the wrestling matches, forts, and battle calls that will fill your home. No better sounds in the world. It still feels like I was just capturing Leah & Zach's wedding and then Bryor's newborn pictures. I love my job... another blessing... seeing the joy and excitement as couples grow a family and then add to that family. The excitement and anticipation is shared by all, I CAN NOT wait to meet your little man in September! 

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Emerson - One Year

And just like that a whole year passed... this little cutie pie just turned ONE! It have the amazing pleasure to watch my littlest clients grow, thrive, and capture their little and big personalities shine. Emerson is such a sweet and easy going little man. He loves being tickled, being thrown up in the air, and also being sung to. We sang "the Wheels on the Bus" and Hudson happily joined in an let me know when I forgot a verse or two. Emerson immediately began to bop his little head, it was the cutest! Hudson loves her little brother and couldn't be any sweeter when it comes to giving him some snuggles and kisses. Sibling love is am amazing thing to watch and theirs is adorable! I can only hope that my kiddos enjoy a bond like theirs. Happy Birthday big guy! I hope you enjoyed a day filled with fun, family, and since you don't enjoy cake... lots of ice cream. :) <3

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Corbin + Silvi - 9.16.17

Some weddings just take your breath away and this was certainly one of them. Corbin and Silvi, you are so sweet and adorable together! I was so happy to be a part of their wedding day and loved celebrating with them and their families. Thank you for welcoming me in like family you guys, it was a beautiful day and I wish you lifetime of wedded bliss! I can't wait to see where this wonderful life takes you two together, enjoy the adventure! <3

Ps. Don't they look like they just stepped out of a magazine!?! 

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Violet - 19 Months

My sweet little climber is 19 months, almost twenty. We are in awe of her and she teaches me something new everyday. It has been such a joy to watch her grow, I often feel like the fast forward button is being pressed. We're trying very hard to soak in every snuggle, hug, kiss, and "wuv ooo" (in that cute little baby talk). 

Right now, her favorite thing to do is climb... EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING. No fear this one, very independent and doesn't want my help unless she knows she needs it. Certainly doesn't share my fear of heights. She asks me everyday to go to the park and "swing" or "outside". She loves to kiss/hug our legs, play on our bed or in our cars, have tea parties, go to the park, swimming (undeniable pool baby), and watch minions. 

If you told me she would be as polite as she is, I would have laughed at you, but she is. She says "thank you", "please", "sorry", "excuse me", and "bless you" when I sneeze. Although, she does laugh when saying "stinky", "yucky", and "grumpy" (cracks me up). Her big thing right now is to say "cute". She says is while shopping, holding a hanger with any piece of clothing on it, shoes and even doggie tails. :)

She makes my heart burst, just by looking at her or watching her discover new things. Next time I blink, she'll be two and I can hardly believe it. Never stop exploring my sweet girl. Mommy and Daddy love you to pieces! <3

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