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PHILADELPHIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN SEPTEMBER 2014

Dear Theo,

To quote Olivia the pig’s mom, “You really wear me out, but I love you anyway!”

This past month has been a challenge for us.  Maybe it was the back to school transition making you more tired than usual, or that pesky cold that’s been hovering around our house for the past few weeks, or the fact that a photographer’s schedule always gets crazy busy in the fall, but lately we have been really butting heads.  Speaking of which, you’ve also discovered how hilarious it is to say the word “butt” this past month.  Oh my sweet boy…how you wear me out!

So this month, instead of focusing on the words I am just going to hold on to the pictures.  I don’t want to remember the willful disagreements and those painfully long days when you decide to skip your nap.   No, I only want to hold on to this…your spunky silliness, your playful creativity, and the incredible bond that I am so very blessed to be able to witness between you and your brother.

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I love you my dear, energetic one.  And I know we will get through this phase. <3

 

Love,

Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers from around the world. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Christine Lin.

PHILADELPHIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN AUGUST 2014

Dear Boys,
If there’s one thing I want you to remember about this summer, it’s that we had a LOT of fun! I know I don’t always have the most patience, and some days are more exciting than others…but overall, I’ve really relished this first summer at home with both of you. It’s such an incredible feeling to watch the two of you experience the world through each of your unique perspectives, and to know that now our little family is complete. It just makes my heart feel so very full.
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This past month, we got to spend a whole week with Abuela, and of course the two of you absolutely soaked up all the extra attention. I was really happy we were able to take a day trip to the beach with her, as I know she missed out on our annual trip to Sea Isle this year. You both loved playing in the sand and splashing around…it was such a fantastic day for all of us! 🙂
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One of my favorite parts about this summer has been the hour between dinner and bedtime. This is the first summer where we’ve had a little bit of flexibility on bedtime, and it’s so much fun to be able to go out for walks, play outside, or treat ourselves to ice cream as the sun is setting. I look forward to summers in the future when we’ll be able to go out to movies in the park, Phillies games, bonfires, and even just watching the two of you chase fireflies after dark.
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I love watching the two of you build your relationship with each other. With every passing month, Chance just adores you more and more Theo. And I love watching how much you love to snuggle with your baby brother and teach him new tricks too! You are the perfect little comedy duo, and your daddy and I have so much fun just sitting back and watching the show! 😉

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As school starts in a few weeks and our schedules will change, it’ll be bittersweet to say goodbye to this summer. Of course, I’m also looking forward to spending the fall and the holiday season with you two, but for just a moment I want to just say thank you for such a wonderful summer. I love you both so very much, and I’m so very thankful to get to spend my days with you. <3

So much love,
Your Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers from around the world. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Ann Becker.

Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Miss L

As soon as this little girl’s mama brought out that antique cradle, I just knew we were going to have an amazing lifestyle newborn session! Sweet baby L was just a total rockstar for our session, and I loved being able to incorporate her older furbaby sibling in some shots as well. 🙂
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Main Line Philadelphia Maternity Photographer | The H Family

Sending positive vibes to this sweet mama and her family, as they are anxiously awaiting baby’s arrival any day now! I loved working with them for their maternity photo session at Swarthmore College last month! 🙂 Can’t wait to meet and photograph their new baby very soon! <3
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Philadelphia Maternity Photographer | The C Family

I had an awesome time getting to know this adorable couple for their maternity session in Washington Square, Philadelphia. I just love capturing all these pre-baby cuddles for new parents as they wait for baby to arrive! 🙂
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PHILADELPHIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN JULY 2014

Dear Chance,
It’s been a big month, filled with milestones and summer activities. Your personality continues to reveal itself, through bouts of giggles and your determination to be on the move.
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We took a trip to Titi Lucy’s beach house this month, an annual tradition since I was a little girl. 🙂 It was a luxurious 4 days of lounging, playing, cuddling, and laughing for the four of us! You loved feeling the ocean breeze on your face, and of course you tried to eat the sand. 😉 We loved the luxury of being able to set our own pace of playing in the sand all morning, laying around napping all afternoon, and then heading out for ice cream and more beachside fun in the evenings.

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I was especially happy that we spent some time visiting with my Abuelo and Titi Lucy. Abuelo isn’t as mobile as he used to be, but he’s still got all the boyish spunk that I remember from my childhood. He loved making you laugh and watching you play and try to crawl.
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You’ve been working hard on achieving some major milestones this past month. You got your first two teeth (ouch!) and are so anxious to start crawling and walking! The past two days, all you want to do is be held so you can stand. I know you will be walking before we know it! As exhausting as these milestones can be for us, we are also so very proud and thoroughly entertained by you as well! 2014-07-24_0010.jpg

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I love you so very much, and I am so excited to see what the next month will bring for you!

Love and kisses,
Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers from around the world. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Gwen Papp.

Elkins Park Baby Photographer | Baby M

This sweet little lady was such a little doll to work with, and her parents were just as wonderful! Meet Baby M!

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Philadelphia Children’s Photographer | Letters to Our Children April 2014

Dear sweet boys,
This month we celebrated my birthday, and my only wish was to go somewhere inspiring to watch you (Theo) run around while I took some nice pictures. Thanks to some hard work of wrangling by your dad, this wish came true. We had a wonderful day at Longwood Gardens filled with flowers, fun, and photos, and then we ended it with a little trip to Fishtown for some pizza and vegan ice cream. 🙂 It was a wonderful mid-week treat, and I was so thankful for the two of you for cooperating.

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Chance, as your little body continues to grow, you are becoming more and more laid back about life in general. You are a happy, social little guy who is often wonderfully content to stay close to your mama while she happily snaps away with the camera. Your teething journey continued this month, as depicted here by you sucking on this elephant lovey that we keep trying to force on you. You are a smiley, slobbery mess, and I am earnestly attached to you right now.

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And Theo, I feel like you have gotten even faster in the past few weeks, although I had no idea this was even possible! When you run these days, you really put your heart into it…which leads to a fair amount of photos of your back, haha! But I am proud of how strong you are growing up to be. I hope you continue to challenge and use your body in new and exciting ways. Your hopelessly bookish and sedentary mama would love to watch you develop an interest in sports down the road…not for the competitive aspect, but for the sake of recognizing just how amazing and strong your body really can be!

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And finally, a word about your ever-growing devotion to each other. I melt every single time I spy you, Chance watching your big brother cross the room and then your face lights up as Theo draws nearer. And Theo, you are such a loving, doting big brother…always picking up the toys he drops without being asked, and constantly taking a break from your superhero games to come give your baby brother a hug. I know the two of you are going to bicker eventually, and that’s okay. But I really hope that underneath it all, the two of you are able to maintain this loyalty to each other. It really is the most beautiful thing, and it makes your mama very very proud.

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Love,
Mommy <3

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers from around the world. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Valerie Rice Photography.