Dreaming of a white Christmas: decor + more

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get on here and write. As much as I’ve been missing it the past few months, there is a very good reason for my absence…I’m cooking up another baby boy! Baby Luca is coming this February. And with Rocco turning three tomorrow, my 24/7 mom status has kept me busy keeping him busy. Most days I need a nap when he does!

However, today I have an open afternoon with some banana bread baking in the oven and the perfect opportunity to snuggle behind the computer and chat for a bit. You’d think with Christmas in 10 days I would be baking cookies, but that’s next week!

Speaking of Christmas, decorating the past few years has got me humming the tune “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” I finally got the white tree I’ve been dreaming of for years and decorated it whimsical to please the eye of my almost three-year-old little guy.

As for me, it never gets old walking by those sparkling bright white sprigs.

It’s also the little details I love to help share the joy of the season with my little one. Rocco loves snow globes this year, so I made sure to have one at eye-level for him.

My mom passed this white Rudolph snow globe down to me and he loves watching the snow fall as it chimes a Christmas tune.

White stockings are hung on our mantle with care. And the littlest addition this year brings our family so much cheer!

Now we just need some snow outside! I’m not complaining about a mild winter so far, but I would love for our white Christmas to be complete from the inside-out. Mother Nature please bring us a little less than a couple of feet.

As we await the celebration of Jesus’ birth, may the sparkly and white make this joyous season bright!

A rustically sweet maternity shoot: bliss + beauty

My glowing sis-in-law asked me to take some maternity photos for her. With my love for taking pictures and capturing beautiful moments, especially of my family, I was thrilled that she trusted me to do so! I have to admit I was a bit nervous. This was my first attempt at a maternity session and I wanted it to turn out just as she envisioned it. I am happy to say that with this mama-to-be’s pure beauty, the gorgeous location and the magnificent lens my dear friend borrowed me, they turned out better than I imagined. And of course, it was so much fun! Here’s a look at my blissful and beautiful sis-in-law’s rustically sweet maternity shoot.

We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of this sweet baby girl. I can’t wait to snuggle my niece for the very first time. She is so loved already. Especially by the woman God chose to be her mama!

“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you daily because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well!” 

Luca Bump Maternity Session: snowy outdoor + snuggly indoor

Whoa! Where did time go? My little bambino and I are at the 9 month marker! Why does it seem like the first 8 weeks drag by and the last 4 weeks fly at mach 10 speed? Either way, I am so excited to meet this little guy! One more month of this belly growing even bigger.

This past weekend I was beyond blessed to experience an amazing maternity session with my bestie at Photography From Eileen.  She never ceases to amaze me and I cannot wait to share her work with you! Here are just a few of my favs from my snowy outdoor and snuggly indoor maternity shoot.

 

 

 

 

I love these simple black and white snuggly photos with ALL my boys! These were taken at Eileen’s studio.

Can’t thank my sweet sis at Photography from Eileen enough for capturing all these precious moments of my boys and I! So. Much. Love.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LordThe fruit of the womb is a reward.” – Psalm 127:3

Elijah newborn lifestyle session: sparkly eyes + sleepy snuggles

I recently had the privilege of experiencing my first newborn photo shoot. At almost two weeks old, baby Elijah was still in sleepy snuggle mode but wanted to peek around a bit at his new surroundings from time to time. However, I didn’t mind snapping some shots of his sweet little sparkly eyes! I’m honored to have captured these precious moments of Elijah’s first weeks in the world. What a blessing he is!