SKP Lake Lights

December 1, 2017 | After dinner at Chi-town with my parents, we had the idea of going to the Lake Lighting! All of the activities were done, but that likely worked in our favor because keeping track of our kid in the dark is WORK. Despite a glow necklace AND two glow bracelets around her ankles, she has a habit of just running! So we had to have a lot of discussion about staying close/waiting for us. Nobody was really dressed for the cold, so we made a brisk walk around the park/playground before dragging E to the car. You’d think to head home, but no. for ICE CREAM…we may be a little bit crazy… 🙂


Fall Pro-Pics

November 6, 2017 | It’s annual photo-time for the family, and this year I swapped sessions with my friend Jamie. After weather forcing 2 reschedules, I didn’t feel like I could move it again…so we proceeded with cold/mist/wind anyways. E was frigid at the start, and I feared the session was going to result in ZERO images when she wouldn’t even stand by herself. But some suggestions to dance got her out of the funk and we have some cute images…in between the dino-roars and chasing poor Jamie!

Behind the scenes!

Salty Shirt & Ponies

October 7, 2017 | When a former client sends you a toddler shirt from a growing company, you do a mini-shoot with said shirt for them…luckily E was a willing participant!

My Little Pony had a new movie come out, and reluctantly I purchased a character hoodie at a consignment sale. I may not be a huge fan, but I knew E would be!  So we put it on, and got ready for the show. The movie was a bit rough for the adults — when you’re used to Pixar/Disney anything else will just be that way — but E loved it.  She sat through the whole thing just smiling at the screen.

the Pumpkin Patch

September 30, 2017 | One of my fave times of the year — Pumpkin Patch time!  This year it was HOT out there…I think you can see the sweat on E’s head in some of these shots.  But this place is still just as fun as last year, and watching E run around with her cousins is awesome.  I think she could have stayed on that potato-sack slide for an hour, but we had to drag her into someplace with some shade (corn shed). Jared had a splinter that the kids were SUPER interested in.  Apple cider slushie was delicious, and I ate way too many donuts… 🙂

the Sunflower Field

September 1, 2017 | It’s that time of year again, when the giant Sunflower field blooms and hoards of people make their way out there.  But we attempted a sunrise arrival instead!  Which meant no crowds and easy parking.  The lighting was ROUGH for sure…but trade-offs when you’re dragging toddlers out there.  These cousins are just too darn cute!  Thanks to the grandparents for helping control the kiddos, and holding up the scrim to assist with the blinding sun… 🙂