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monday photo share: what’s my age again?

It’s been a few weeks since I shared some updated photos of toddler A. Between a really busy week of photo events related to our friend’s wedding weekend extravaganza, and being sick with a chronic cough and/or allergies, I haven’t made time to go out and grab some updated photos.

A is busy as usual. Her vocabulary is slowly growing, focusing on “b” and “p” words. She says baba (puppy), baaaa (ball), booo (book), goo giirr (good girl), ooh-ooh-ahh (monkey noises), baa (generic farm animal noises), yeah, mama, dada, ghagha (chocolate), ghagha (fruit stacks), yaya (roger), and of course she understands a lot of other words but we haven’t identified them as consistent words.

We tell her there’s a baby in my belly, and she pats my belly gently (for the most part) and sometimes when she sees babies on TV she points to my belly. She’s also now able to give real kisses and continues to give hugs, which is very cute. She loves being chased, running, and “jumping” off the couch into pillows, so I don’t doubt that she’ll be an active kid.

Photographing a toddler can be a bit tricky, but I usually try to focus on action shots with some candid posing when I can. I’m able to get a few posed shots while she stands or sits on benches, and I love photographing her growing hair since it has little curls in the back.

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upcycled purple pippa

Here’s another one from the blog backlog! You can tell by how young A looks here. Read more…

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christmas wedding: second shooting

Here’s one from the blog backlog. I second shot a wedding last December, a few days before Christmas. Read more…

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wedding weekend celebration

Things will be a bit light on the blog this week as we are recovering from a few days of wedding celebrations with our friends. Read more…

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hand-quilted from winged

A few weeks ago, I shared a shot of a new quilt I had started on, with Bonnie Christine‘s (of going home to roost) winged collection wingspan in melon and plumage in apricot. Read more…

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monday photo share: happy 1.5 years

Today is the day that Miss A turns a year and a half! Time flies! Read more…

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happy september!

It’s September! This month, I’m back on the cover of Triad Happy Tails, a local rescue-focused magazine I’ve been shooting covers with for about a year. Read more…

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oliver + s sailboat top

I love oliver + s patterns! Whenever they have great sales going on, I always contemplate picking up more patterns, even if I don’t need any. Read more…


busy with photo sessions

I’ve been busy with photo sessions lately and trying to keep up with editing. I’m expecting things to slow down as I become more pregnant (especially from November through January), but for now things are busy! Read more…


monday photo share: running

I missed last week’s Friday photo share so I’m making up for it this week! Here’s Miss A running at nearby Hanes Park. Read more…


project pearl: august session

I’ve had quite a busy week full of photo sessions, but over the weekend, I had my regular monthly session with Project Pearl. Read more…


at it again: quilting

After the last (and first finished) quilt I made, I said I wouldn’t make another one for a while. But here I am again, making another one! Read more…


friday photo share: off the bench

Here’s Miss A, hanging out on a bench at a nearby park in Winston-Salem, NC. She did not want to pose for a photo and is nearly about to jump off here. Read more…

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to the beach

My blogging is a bit light this week because last week we went on a long-weekend trip to the beach. We headed out to Oak Island, NC, which is just under a 4 hour drive from Winston-Salem. Read more…


friday photo share: old man roger

This week’s Friday photo share is Roger, hanging in the backyard taking a break during fetch. Roger is approaching 9 or 10 years old – we’re not quite sure because we adopted him from a shelter that he came into as a stray. Read more…

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baby a birthday tunic

What seems like forever ago, I made this Maggie Mae tunic for A for her birthday back in March. Read more…


catching up with stepping stones: august

Over the weekend, I grabbed some updated shots for Stepping Stones Canine Rescue. It’s been raining a lot lately, but the weather worked out just fine for the session. Read more…


gender reveal: little sis or little bro?

This week, we found out we are having a … girl. Here’s a cute video I put together of A’s announcement. Read more…


kcw: july 2014

I’ve participated in Kids Clothes Week (KCW) a couple of times now (January 2014, Spring 2014), Read more…

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my first quilt

I finished my first quilt! Can you believe it?! It seemed to take forever, but delayed a bit by feeling morning (all-day) sickness. I attempted to make a quilt a while back, but that one proved a bit too difficult and mentally draining for my first quilt. Read more…