Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dear Alice,

Tears are welling in my eyes right now.  As they often do when I think of how much I love my babies.  Time is going by way too fast for me.

Though some days I wish I could rewind the clock and keep you small forever.  Watching you grow and thrive has been such a blessing.  I will cherish these last few months of your babyhood, soaking it in as much as I can.

One of my favorite things is holding you close to my heart and giving your baby cheeks a million kisses.  There really isn't anything better then baby cheeks, so perfectly soft and squishy.   

At almost 7 months old, you are laughing, holding your head up strong and moving around with determination.   You are gaining strength and soon will be able to sit up on your own, and even crawl.

Calm and quiet as can be, you are an enchanting little thing.  All smiles, your face just lights up with the sweetest grin each time we glance in your direction.   You love being held by mama, and I love holding you. 
Sweet girl, I can't tell you enough how much I love you. xoxo Mama.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Confidence Rising.

Confidence issues, who doesn't have them to one extent or another... well my husband doesn't, like at all!  He has no issues with stating that he's good at something.  Me on the other hand?  I don't think I've ever admitted to be good at anything.   I feel like once I admit to having talent it opens up the floor for people to tell me I'm delusional.  I call it my "American Idol Complex."  You know, when a contestant walks into the judges room and declares how beautiful their singing voice is, but as soon as they open their mouths we cringe and feel a bit embarrassed for them.  I wish I had half of their confidence.

But you know what?  I can feel things starting to change for me.  With all the practice I've had lately with photography I can see my skills improve, and though I have moments where I compare myself to other photographers I know, I am realizing you just can't do that.  That maybe the difference between their shots and mine could simply be a difference in style.  I have a style. Though still in it's baby form, I love watching it develop.

Some friends and I had an end of summer rainbow party photo shoot with our girls.  Each kiddo came representing a color from the rainbow.  And with true confidence I can say I rocked it out! 

Our Good friend over at ItsyBelle styled the event.

The super cute cake topper can be found at TiTisTuTus.

This past shoot has given me momentum to move forward in doing photography professionally.  To finally put myself out their and declare I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER.  and so I am going to do just that.  Like A Moment Remembered's page on Facebook ;)