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Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm a little late with my Father's Day wishes, but I had to wait to share this until my Hubby saw it. And I have a wonderful way of losing track of time lately, with 2 months until the birth of our third son, all the normal operations that go along with raising 2 boys, work, I've also decided to update pretty much the whole house. Would you say I'm nesting?! So please forgive me these days if my correspondence leaves something to be desired ;)

This was a fun idea I totally and shamelessly hijacked from a photographer friend of mine, and put our own little spin on. She took pictures of her two little boys in their dad's work shirt and shoes, and they were adorable. At our house, it's working with Daddy that gets the kids excited. Even when my oldest, now 5, was just a toddler, any time my husband had tools in his hand, Ethan would walk up behind him and give him a pat on the back. Now, both boys tell him all the time that he's doing a good job. And of course they always want to join in on the fun. So the boys obliged to take a few fun photos for Daddy, wearing his hat he always wears when he works, pencil behind the ear, and of course the tools and the "tractor". It used to be that after a job well done, Daddy would nap in the hammock, but with two boys naps don't come easy. Now the reward comes in the form of beer... and they kids thought they were so funny with Daddy's big beer bottles!

Happy Father's Day to THE best Dad I could have dreamed of for my sons, and to all the other great dads out there!

Little Mr. J | 2 year session

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We planned Mr. J's 2 year session about 6 months in advance. His sweet mom and I talked a few times about location and clothes and other ideas for his session, getting it all planned out. And sometimes, when you think you're prepared and on top of things, all in control, nature has a way of making you realize that you are not in control at all. Mother Nature, in particular, was having a good knee-slapping howl of laughter at our expense. Our session got rained out and rescheduled THREE times! Mr. J's mom and I did all we could do - laugh. And we were repaid with this gorgeous night. This is one sweet group of people that I sincerely hope I get to work with again. Mr. J was a busy little birthday boy who reminded me very much of my own. And  his sisters were so engaging and wonderful with him, I just loved watching them together. Happy Birthday, J! I hope all that rain brought you lots of luck in the form of presents ;)

Why my relationship with Pinterest is a love/hate one | Personal

Friday, June 8, 2012

I love pinterest, it gives me lots of great ideas & inspiration. Whether it's photography related, cooking, decorating, activities with the kids, there's a lot to get excited about. And put on my to-do list. Which leads to why I hate pinterest. I get all these big ideas that I can't seem to find the time to follow through on, leading me to feel like an inadequate slacker! Well, not today! I just finished a pinterest project! Yay, me!

Here's my collage of our year (2011, I'm behind, people!), and on my to-do list for every year to come is to make a new one! I'm going to frame it and hang it on the awesome wall collage that's in the works. Which is to say, it's a big idea in my head that's on my to-do list ;) These are mostly snapshots, they are imperfect, but they represent so many special times in our family, I know I'll smile every time I look at it!

And if you are interested in creating one for yourself, here is the pin that inspired this project!

The Tanguay Family | Dracut, MA Family Photographer

Monday, June 4, 2012

I knew this was going to be a fun session. This family came prepared,with bubbles, super-hero capes, family quilts, all kinds of fun stuff. They were dressed adorably (check out that paisley dress, which this Mama made for her beautiful daughter!), and I happen to know them, they are a very sweet gang and these kids have the greatest outgoing personalities. There was not a dull moment - and I loved it!