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I love to travel. If you follow me on social media, this is not a surprise at all. In fact, I am writing this post from an airplane on the way to Carmel, California for a couple SGP travel sessions. I am so excited to be traveling to a new place. I am thrilled to be getting out of the Texas heat for a bit. I cannot wait to photograph sessions in a new place. And I am tickled that my six-year old son is tagging along. We have big plans for this trip. BIG PLANS. In fact my mind is basically racing with all the things I want to do and see with my son. And how I want to make this a super magical experience for him.
This particular family loves to travel too. I follow them on social media and am always a tad green with envy watching their travel stories unfold. Not to mention the fact that they are annoyingly beautiful and have three of the cutest boys you have ever seen. Oh, and on top of everything else, they are crazy nice. Basically, I totally admire them.
Traveling with my own kids is hard. And two of mine are significantly older than their children. Traveling with little people is not for the faint of heart. Especially when they are preschool and under. The diapers, the carseats and baby carriers. The nap times and favorite toys. And the need to constantly keep your eyes on them and keep them safe. It takes a lot of patience. It takes a lot of preparation. It takes a lot of wine too:)
Don’t let me fool you into thinking that I have painted this horrible picture of traveling with children. The thing about traveling with kids is how amazing it is. You definitely don’t get any rest. You will absolutely always come home completely exhausted and feel like you have been beat up. It takes everything out of you. But seeing the world through your kids eyes is priceless. No matter how old they are.
I remember thinking that when we took our two oldest children to China four years ago. At the time, they were five and two. The two year old had never even been on an airplane before we hopped on the 17 hour flight to Japan. We were totally crazy. I spent weeks preparing. It was all consuming. I was afraid that they wouldn’t remember it and that the time and effort would be wasted.
Then I realized that the trip was for our family. Not just the kids. Sure, it was amazing to see the world through their eyes. And yes I love to travel and am ready to go anywhere, anytime. But the trip was for us as a whole. Parents enjoying their children in new locations and experiences. Children exploring and asking questions. Learning how to live out of suitcases, try new foods and get out of the habits and structure of home. Traveling as a family is about the memories you are making. The good ones, the bad ones and definitely the hilarious ones. Because traveling with kids provides a lot of entertainment.
When I need a restful break, I will check in to a hotel and spa alone. Or maybe fly off to an exotic island with my husband. With my kids, we are after adventure and memory making. I aim to fill their buckets up with so many amazing memories that will go with them for the rest of their lives.
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This family and this story are so extremely beautiful. It is a story about loss and redemption in the biggest and most perfect way that only God himself could have written. I still get goosebumps when I think about how it all unfolded. It isn’t my story to tell but just know that their story makes this amazing session all that more perfect. There was so much love and emotion and energy bundled up in the couple hours that we spent together. It was truly magical.
Now, lets talk logistics… There are THREE newborns here. Triplets are no joke. I have photographed my fair share of twins but this was a first. And quite honestly I was equal parts excited and terrified.
After a few setbacks and reschedules, the day of the session finally arrived. About 5 seconds in their home and I was instantly at ease and knew that this session was going to be nothing short of perfection. With triplets, as you can imagine, someone always needed something. Mom and Dad were total troopers and laughed a lot. Which I loved. And honestly, what else can you do? Having three babies is pretty comical at times.
As the session progressed I just kept thinking what a privilege it was to capture the early days of this miraculous story. Watching the chaos and the laughter and the emotion unfold was so real and so beautiful. I kept giggling and telling the parents that while things might have seemed a little wild at times, this was going to be the easiest photo session they ever had with these three babies…I mean, can you imagine a 1-year session with triplets running in opposite directions?!?!?
If you are interested in a lifestyle newborn session with me, I would love to hear from you. Shoot me an email through the contact form here.
I am going to cut right to the chase here… this baby girl had me at hello. The combination of cheeks and eye lashes is just too much for me. Then you add her darling personality and I wanted to take her home with me. The thing of it is, her parents are just about as cute as she is and I totally loved them too.
This session was to commemorate the first year with their baby girl. We shot at home where everyone was the most comfortable. Being at home, we were able to utilize her own toys and books, and play with her sweet puppy too.
This little girl is loved so much. Her parents loved on her and enjoyed her and it was such a pleasure to watch. I left this session with my cheeks aching from smiling so much. It was truly an honor to celebrate this doll baby and her sweet parents.
If you are interested in a lifestyle family session at home or on location, you can email me through the contact form above.