Liam is One!

It has been the fastest year of my life! How is this little guy already turning one?!! We have quite alot going on right now so Liam’s Wild One birthday party is going be a little later. We did have a little party with just us because I did not want him to feel forgotten about. He’s my wild, curious, climbing, walking, laughing, clapping, temper tantrum throwing, sneaky mister. Happy First Birthday baby Liam!

I wanted to share his monthly photos over the past year. He’s grown and changed so much.





Now it really starts getting hard to continue the laying down pictures…

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I cannot wait to have a big birthday party for both the boys and invite all our friends! Until next week, XOXO.

Family Pictures 2015

Since purchasing my DSL camera this past spring, I am amazed how much I love taking photos with it now. I did some 6 month pictures of Jake man and some family pictures when I first got the camera. You can see them here;Β Six months old baby and family picturesΒ from several months ago on my blog, if you have not seen them. I thought they turned out nice. I wanted to do some new ones around Jake’s one year birthday. This first year he has just changed so much so quickly! I am planning on doing a family photo session every year. I think that would be so cool to see how our little family changes.

Across the street from our house is a really neat old barn that I wanted to use as a back drop for our family pictures this time. For the whole family shots, I used the timer and a tripod. Unfortunately. we could not bring Emma with us across the street to be in the pictures. It would have been to complicated worrying about her running toward the street while keeping Jake under control and setting up the picture. I think next family picture will be easier to get her in with us.

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I wanted Jake to take a cute kissing mommy picture, but he was having none of it! We got some hilarious outtakes though.Β 2015-10-20 15.45.42 2015-10-20 15.46.28 2015-10-20 15.46.37^Close enough!^2015-10-20 15.49.40-1 2015-10-20 15.49.42-1 2015-10-20 15.57.17 2015-10-20 15.59.252 2015-10-20 16.01.03 2015-10-20 16.07.06 2015-10-20 17.38.04

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I tried a few different editing techniques this time and think they look pretty cool. Let me know what you think and if any photographers out there have any advice for me. Thanks! Until next week, XOXO.