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Newborn sessions are always a treat for me! It is such a special way to celebrate new life and show off the new role the other siblings get to play! Cooper wasn’t too excited about photos, but was still happy to show off his new little brother and after a little playing he came around with some great smiles for me! Wyatt was an easy baby to work with because he has a content and easy-going personality! I’m sure Mom and Dad are happy about that!

Congrats again to the whole Leo family! Wyatt is precious and the perfect addition to your family!

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And a few special photos in memory of Grandpa, Wyatt’s firefighter hero!

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Donald and Heather asked me to help them announce their exciting news to their family. We shot the session and then Heather printed out the photos to give their family, sharing with them that they are expecting baby #3 in May! What an honor it is to share that with you all! Big sisters Allyssa and Bella stole the show with their adorable smiles and cute personalities! Congrats to the whole family! I can’t wait to see how the girls love on their new baby!

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Take a peek into the Mason Family’s unpredictable photo session experience! One minute we’re taking a family portrait and the next minute I’m capturing donkey kicks and silly faces! I love this family and the crazy fun we always have! And fall in Maine can’t be any more beautiful!

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These last two photos explain the whole shoot…. and their true family personality! Love it!!

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Today I took a guilt free, mommy mental health day! Every day I wake up, get my kids ready to go, do school with them all morning, take them on field trips, clean the house, cook meals, shoot sessions, edit and e-mail on the computer all night and barely leave any time for anything else in between. This past month of October has been a crazy one and I honestly felt like I was drowning. I couldn’t keep up with deadlines, e-mails piled high in my inbox, the many ministries I am involved in required my attention and all the while I was supposed to be running a household that included homeschooling our three kids.

I am a Type A personality for sure and get easily stressed out when I fall behind in any small task. I give 100% to everything however there are not enough hours in the day to keep up with the demands I am trying to achieve. I understand that my business goes in seasons and in January I will be looking for things to do, but October kicked my butt!

So, today I took the day off. Probably not in the way you would take a day off. I didn’t get my hair done or visit a salon. I didn’t even get dressed actually. For me, a mental health day meant crossing things off of my to-do list. Is anyone else like that? I felt SO good about my day by noon because I had intentionally used every waking moment to tackle the small projects that were haunting me. I took the day off from homeschooling the kids and focused on the things around me that needed to be done. (With the time change and Halloween this weekend, my kids needed the day off. Plus they were SO excited to have the day “off” just to play that they never bothered me and were content to just be kids!)

I am excited that my counters are clear of bills that need to be paid. Coupons are cut. Laundry was folded. House was clean. I finished editing several sessions. And all e-mails in my inbox have been answered. Tomorrow I will get back into the chaos of life, but at least I know I was able to catch up on so many other little things.

Take a day off. Give yourself a break however that looks to you. You’ll be a better Mom tomorrow because you took the time today.

 

And because a blog post isn’t nearly as fun without photos… here is a recent cousin shot I took of my 3 kids and my sister’s 3 kids. Love them to pieces!

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 And because my nephew turned 6 months old, and because I love him more than life, here are a few cute snapshots I took of him being his cute baby-self. (This was not a planned session, but instead some cute shots for memory sake!)

He is also REALLY good for my mental health!;)

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With great sadness and with the deepest respect for the Davis family, I am sharing with you, at their request, Addilyn’s last family photo session. Kyle and Jamie invited me into their home and requested that I capture Addilyn at home, resting, fighting, and snuggling her baby sister. There are no words to describe the grief our entire community is dealing with. She was an incredible little girl that touched an unmeasurable amount of lives, mine included. I first met her when she was 6 months old and after meeting her your life cannot help but be changed. She is flying high with the angels now, no longer defined by Krabbe Disease and free of pain. We all love you Davis family!

Rest in Peace Addilyn  ~  8.23.2011-10.21.2015

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The non-stop care Addilyn needed was intense and Jamie never wavered. She is the most faithful Mom in every way, and her sister Rilyn helped with her suction machine and giving the best wet kisses!

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Even though it was mid-October, it was snowing outside and only 35*. We braved the cold temperatures and God gave us some snow, heaven’s confetti, to add some magic to the moment.

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“Your never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

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  • October 21, 2015 - 9:04 PM

    Ardith Nelson - God Bless you all. Praying for your family at this very sad time.ReplyCancel

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