Archive for March, 2010

Photographic Inspiration

I am beginning to plan out a new photoshoot with a some friends!  It’s been wayyyy too long, and I need to begin being more intentional about shooting on a regular basis for my portfolio.  Here are some images that I find inspiring from a few local photographers (Ericka McConnell, Stephanie Rausser, and Thayer Gowdy).  The date is set for March 28th and all parties are PUMPED.  Here are the beautiful photos by the lovely ladies mentioned above…

By Ericka McConnell:

By Stephanie Rausser:

By Thayer Gowdy:


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Today Wilder had his first swimming lesson. It wasn't quite as I had envisioned it...he screamed and cried basically the entire time. 🙈 I've heard that's not abnormal, but I somehow thought we would be different... #yeahright #wildercobalt Today on the way to his 15 month appointment at the pediatrician, he dumped all his water on his lap, totally soaking his shorts (& carseat). 😂 So, pantsless it was! #wildercobalt #15months Last weekend, Wilder turned 15 months old. How in the world is he already 15 months?! He is so curious and loves exploring everything and examining every little detail to see how things work. He is such a sweet-hearted guy. I'm lucky to spend my days with him. ❤️ #wildercobalt My dearest Wilder, how are you already 14.5 months old? You are growing every day, every moment, before my very eyes. You are becoming a human I am so proud of - sweet, funny, loving, determined, observant, adventurous. Last night you were having a hard time sleeping, so I sat with you in my arms for a while. You fell asleep hard on my shoulder, and I could feel your heart beating with mine, the weight of your body getting heavier and heavier, and your breath slowing as you fell deeper into dreamland. In that moment I felt more connected to you than ever before, and I felt deep in my bones and in a soul-wrenching way the complete blessing that you are. On good days and on bad, I am your momma, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was made for you. I love you to the moon and back, little bug. #wildercobalt Happy Easter, y'all! 🐣🐰💐 #wildercobalt Another from the wedding yesterday:
Just taking a quick break from all the playing, dancing and eating!
#lazysundaywedding #wildercobalt We had some good times tonight celebrating our good friends gettin' hitched! Wilder was pumped to explore this new space and play with new friends (& eat cake & burrito & crackers...😛). #lazysundaywedding #wildercobalt 
[PS: look at those lips! 😍] We took Wilder to our friend's first little league game today to cheer him on (good game, Ian!), and Wilder watched all the big kids with such fascination. #wildercobalt Oh, hello pretty flower. We are back in LA after a long weekend away in Phoenix with friends, mostly watching SF Giants baseball. Between going to Wilder's first Giants games, Wilder had a lot of really awesome "firsts": he tried ice (is now obsessed), ate BBQ (literally by the fist full), tried ice cream (he cried when it was gone), started walking (!!!!!!!), and went to the zoo with new friends!
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To that last point, I met up with an Instagram-friend turned real-life-friend, and we took our sweet boys to the Phoenix Zoo. Thanks for showing us a lovely afternoon, @mommasociety & Brody! I loved watching our boys interact. Can't wait to do it again sometime!

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