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Turning 6 Months

First of all, none of these are shot with film, but if there is one thing I've learned as a new mom, it is sometimes you have to go with what's convenient and easy in order to survive. This means, I even use Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes (gasp) instead of boiling water and mashing up my own potatoes these days. 

I'm feeling a little emotional as my sweet boy is napping on his daddy right now. He is turning 6 months old tomorrow. Nash is growing so fast and doing so many new things every day. He is loved more than he will ever know..... I guess until the day he has a new baby,  he will won't understand the love we have for him. I know I didn't. I have a new found appreciation for my parents and the love they have for my sisters and I. Anyway, I could write a bunch of words about everything we have been up to, but I should really do some laundry while Nash is napping, so here are some of our 5 month adventures. I can't wait to see what 6 months has in store for us. 

 

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Nash William

He is the love of my life. He just turned 4 months old and everything about him is perfect. 

One Month Old

One Month Old

Two Months Old

Two Months Old

Three Months Old

Three Months Old

Four Months Old

Four Months Old

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Mommyhood

Those of you that know me, know we recently had a precious little boy. He is just over 6 weeks old and we are so in love. I have been super lucky. My pregnancy was relatively easy. Toward the end, I was over not being able to touch my toes, but I had no complications. My delivery and recovery where pretty much a breeze. I labored at home for 15 hours before we finally went to the hospital. My contractions were 5 minutes and 16 seconds apart before I told my husband, Jeremy, that I was ready to go. I probably could have kept going as I handled those contractions like a champ, but lets be honest....there is no reason to be a hero when modern day drugs are available. That epidural was fabulous! He has been a great baby since we got home. Aside from those first few nights, he has slept wonderfully at night. He cries a little in the evenings, but that's really just what babies tend do. He is perfect in every way.

Nash is either going to love or hate having a photographer as a mommy. I really hope that he shows an interest, and it's something we can enjoy together. I'd love to show him how to use a camera, teach him about photography and film. It would be a shame for his generation to grow up knowing nothing but the digital world. I hope film can teach him things like being frugal, being patient and slowing down to do something right. All are important life lessons that film can help him to understand. 

I'm turning his first year into a photographic challenge: Take one black and white film photograph of him every week. At the end of his first year, I'll put together a book for us. I'm excited to take this journey and document this precious time in  his life. I got back my first roll of film for this project yesterday. This is one of the images that I fell in love with.

This is our week old baby after a sponge bath. I love his daddy's hands in this picture and how the light from the window shines through. 

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Some Summer Favs

I know that Summer is over, and  the whether is getting colder, but I wanted to share some of my favs from this summer. 

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The Chambers

I love family sessions that include grandparents, siblings, grandkids & great grandparents. Everyone should do a session like this. We don't know how much time we have left on this planet. About a week after this session I discovered Mrs. June's health had declined significantly and was in the hospital. I'm sad to say she passed away this week. Her legacy lives on through her family. 

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The Hollinsheads - Milledgeville GA Family Film Photographer

I've known the Hollinsheads for a couple of years, now and I can't begin to tell you how perfect these two are for each other. I've never meet two people who truly bring out the best of each other the way they do. I'm honored to call them my friends and am so proud of them as they figure out this whole parenting thing. River is so lucky to have them as parents. He is loved more than he will ever know. 

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