Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Carrie and Brad

I think that my "most recent photo session" is always my favorite. That's certainly the case with these engagement photos I took last week. I'm so pleased with how they came out. And I'm excited to photograph their wedding next month! Photographing people in love is my favorite. 
Here are my favorites:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Out of the norm

I'm not one to do much landscape/architecture photography, but last week before an engagement session I took these photos at the location while waiting for my clients to get there. All of these were taken in the same neighborhood, believe it or not. And the weather was lovely. I'm soaking up these good days of spring before the treacherous heat of summer decides to stick around. (Then it'll only get worse once we move to Arizona.)

p.s.! Wanna be friends? I wrote a guest post at Emily's blog talking about the things you should know about me if we're gonna be friends. Read all about it HERE.   

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bumpdate: 17 Weeks

These photos don't accurately show off my bump, and the lighting is weird. I wasn't too happy with the outcome so we took more photos later that day. I liked the new ones less than these, so these will have to do. I'll make sure to wear something form-fitting next week to really show you all how much I've grown. 

How far along are you? 17 weeks 
Total weight gain: 7 pounds (baby is the size of a sweet potato) 
Maternity Clothes? Not too many, but I'm more comfortable in loose fitting shirts. Ryan is getting tired of me stealing his clothes. 
Stretch Marks? No.  
Sleep: Awesome this week.
Best moments: Winning a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins for the baby! 
Missing anything? Wearing my favorite skirts and dresses.
Movement? Maybe(?) But my doctor said it's normal to not feel much of anything right now, which makes me relieved. 
Food Cravings: sweet things 
Symptoms: I just need to pee a lot. 
Belly Button in or Out? In. 
Happy or Moody? Pretty happy.
Looking Forward to: Registering for baby stuff! We actually don't find out the gender for a few weeks, but as soon as we do, I'm going to Target. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Have plans for the weekend?

Are y'all familiar with web series? Are you a Jane Austen/Charlotte Bronte fan? Cool. If not, you're dismissed. But hey! Even if you aren't a big fan, you should watch these series anyway because I think they're pretty good. 

Pride and Prejudice in modern day: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries 
This series has wrapped up, so all of the episodes are available to watch on Youtube! My favorite characters are Lydia and Jane Bennet. And the guys are all attractive, so that doesn't hurt. Not everything in this adaptation lines up perfectly with the book (duh they had to make it for a modern audience), but honestly it's for the best. Watch it so we can fangirl over it together. Here's the entire playlist. 

Jane Eyre in modern day: The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. 
This series has a lower budget, but the writing and the characters are just as good! And Jane is so cute. I'm having fun watching new episodes each week. What's nice about this show is that, unlike LBD, the scenery changes a lot, so you're not always watching it from Jane's bedroom: the camera goes where she goes. And if you're familiar with the story then you know it's a bit creeeeeeeeepy at times. So there's that. I love it. Watch it so we can fangirl over it together. Here's the playlist of all the episodes so far. 

Emma in modern day: Emma Approved
This one is just fun and bright! Again, more attractive people. All the clothes are fun, and Emma even has a fashion blog. Watch it so we can fangirl, girl. Here. 

So if you don't have much going on this weekend then look no further. You're welcome. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bumpdate: 16 weeks

Baby is the size of a turnip.
(this is just an estimate according to my pregnancy app)

How far along are you? 16 weeks 
Total weight gain: Not keeping track. Our scale is broken. 
Maternity Clothes? I bought another maternity dress at Savers this week. Note to self: check other thrift stores for maternity wear as well.
Stretch Marks? No.  
Sleep: Ugh. My sleep comfortability is inconsistent. 
Best moments: Realizing how grateful I am to feel like a normal person again instead of nauseous all the time. I love you, second trimester. 
Missing anything? SUSHI. Is it really that bad for pregnant women to eat raw fish? I think it's just an American thing, because sushi is considered good for pregnant women in Japan. The real concern is if you were to get sick from eating bad sushi, it would be bad news for mom and the baby. But I've never had spoiled sushi, ever. Oh, and you shouldn't eating sushi with high mercury content, like tuna. Any moms out there eat sushi during pregnancy? I'm just not too convinced that it's that bad for me to eat it. I've just been eating California rolls in the meantime. The struggle. 
Movement? No.... I wanna feel ya, baby! 
Food Cravings: Taco Bell. And sushi. 
Symptoms: I'm just kinda tired and hungry, but I was tired and hungry before pregnancy. My life. 
Belly Button in or Out? In. 
Happy or Moody? Pretty happy.
Looking Forward to: Finding out the gender! Hopefully next Tuesday. We are kind of hoping for a boy, but we'll obviously be happy with a girl too. 
In non-pregnancy related news: 
One of my favorite bands is reuniting after 6 six years apart! Copeland is releasing their 5th album this year. Just watch this and listen. Someone on the internet described this song as "running into an old friend" :) 

Also! Merriment's first album, Sway, is streaming on Pandora. My favorite tracks are Tremendous Love and Patterns. Make sure to give it a listen, especially if you're in need of some new tunes.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bumpdate: Week 15

I know, it's still not much of a bump.

How far along are you? 15 weeks 
Total weight gain: I'm not really keeping track. I'll let you know after my next doctor appointment.
Maternity Clothes? No. I'm in that awkward stage where my mid-section is growing, but I still don't look quite that pregnant. I've just been feeling real chubby lately. Baby is the size of an avocado. 
Stretch Marks? no 
Sleep: It's getting weird. But I can still sleep on my belly, and I'm going to enjoy that while I still can. 
Best moments: Eating snacks during sacrament meeting and (hopefully) not being judged for it. 
Missing anything? Comfy jeans. I'm not big enough for maternity pants and I don't want to buy new pants that I'll only wear for a little while until I do fit in maternity ones. Ugh.
Movement? no 
Food Cravings: Lots of things; if someone mentions a certain food or if I'm watching a show where they're eating something that looks good, or if I see photos of different foods on pinterest... No wonder I'm feeling chubby. 
Symptoms: Funny dreams- I dreamt the baby was a girl, but I wasn't married and I was a single mom. The baby was basically a genius and was reading by 2 months old. And she also had super strength and lifted a two story house. I remember telling her to put it back, explaining that the owners will miss their house. 
Belly Button in or Out? in 
Happy or Moody? Well I cried about "having nothing to wear" last weekend, so you tell me.
Looking Forward to: Depositing my first paycheck. MAKE IT RAIN.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Little Ceci

There are so many little babies in my life right now- Holly's baby, Anne's baby, and we have a new nephew in Utah- and I love it. Plus, a handful of facebook friends announced their pregnancies recently. Whoa. I took these photos of Ceci last week. Gosh she's adorable (it's because she looks like Anne). 
Literally perfect family. 
See more photos from this session on my website!