May 2012 Archive

{friday favorite} Somebody in California loves us

Happy Friday everyone! Whew. It’s been a crazy week! Our little mini dachshund, Bean is in surgery right now for a herniated disk 🙁 Poor little guy. He’s been in so much pain and it has broken my heart. Please say a prayer for him!

In other happier news… my best friend Laurin came to visit from California! I haven’t seen her since August of last year so it was SO much fun having her here. She was SO excited to meet Davis and hold him as much as she could in 4 days. We had a blast. The other day we went to Arrington Vineyards (yes, I brought a baby to a winery haha). Davis loved it! Dusty and Leah were with us and it couldn’t have been a more perfect night. I absolutely love going out there- it’s so relaxing and beautiful. I could do it every single day 🙂 Good times. Laurin, thank you so much for flying all the way here to meet our little man 🙂 You’re the best friend ever.

I am obsessed with this picture. Thank you Dusty for taking this!

{friday favorite} Danielle & Michael Engagement

Happy Friday everyone! I’m officially back in the swing of things and very busy! I’m truly enjoying getting back to work and can’t wait to share all of the recent sessions we’ve done 🙂

Today I want to share some of my favorites from Danielle & Michael’s Nashville engagement session! This sweet couple was so much fun to work with and so relaxed. They are seriously cute and you can tell how much they love each other. It’s adorable 🙂 We’re really looking forward to their wedding at the end of June at Montaluce Winery & Estates in Dahlonega, GA. I’ve always wanted to shoot a wedding at a winery so I was more than excited when Danielle told me they wanted to book us! I seriously can’t wait for their big day. Thank you guys so much for traveling to Nashville for your engagement session! Check out some of my favorites:

Y’all. I didn’t do a thing to Danielle’s eyes. They’re just really that beautiful 🙂

{friday favorite} A new blog

Happy Friday everyone! Well…I’ve started a new project. I can already see how much I want to document every second of Davis’ life but I needed a separate place for that so this blog isn’t taken over by the little guy 😉 So, we started a new family blog! Now you’ll have another place to check out what’s going on in our personal life and this blog can get back to bridal portraits, weddings & families!

Check it out! W The Family will be our new home for all things Davis 🙂 Oh- and a sneak peek of one of his newborn pictures I took!


{personal} Davis is 1 month old

Dear Davis,

You’re 1 month old today! I can’t believe it. Time is flying…like everyone says it will. I feel like it was just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant with you and now you’ve been here with us for an entire month. We’ve had so much fun with you the past 4 weeks. Everyone keeps asking how things are going with you in our lives and I honestly can’t complain. You’re a very chill baby (perhaps just like your parents?) and you’re actually sleeping pretty well for us! Thanks! 🙂 You generally sleep from around 9:00 pm till 3:00 am before you wake up to eat. Way to go!!

Some things about you…

Sometimes you like to be swaddled and sometimes you don’t. Most of the time you want your right arm out and right by your face. Sometimes you even raise your hand in the air when you’re sleeping like you have a question.

You like the ocean sounds we turn on when you sleep. And it’s nice for us too!

You’re starting to smile at us. You’ve only done it a few times for me though and it was so exciting to see your little face light up for a split second! I think you look like me when you smile 🙂

We’re still trying to figure out who you look like though– you really do look like your daddy most of the time but every now and then I see a little bit of me in you.

You don’t mind having your diaper changed which is nice. You just look around and kick your arms and legs.

Your typical fussy time happens to be right when we’re trying to eat dinner. Of course it is 😉

You spit up and pee on everything. I do laundry for you pretty much every day. haha

You get really mad when you’re hungry and you make funny snorting noises like I’m starving you. I’m not…I promise!

You’re eating so good! You already weight 9 lbs chunky boy! I can’t believe my 6lb 12 oz baby is getting so big already.

You fall asleep after you eat most of the time and sometimes I just let you sleep on my chest for a while. I love snuggle time with you little man.

You eat from a bottle every now and then and your Daddy was able to feed you for the first time about a week ago. It was so fun to watch him feeding you and he loved spending this quality time with his boy.

You slept in your crib for the first time yesterday and did great! You’re actually in there right now. We’ll probably continue for a while to let you sleep in there during the day and then in our room at night. I like having you close at night.

Happy 1 month birthday to the sweetest baby boy!




{friday favorite} The past week

Happy Friday everyone! Forgive me for the series of posts with nothing but pictures of my baby… and pictures from my iphone nonetheless. I’m officially that mom. The good news is I’m back from maternity leave and shooting a bridal portrait today! Can’t wait to get back at it!!

Just wanted to share a few pictures from the past week in our life at home with Davis 🙂

Last Saturday Dusty ran his first 1/2 marathon! SO proud of my hubby for this huge accomplishment. Davis and I ventured out with the 31,000 people in Nashville to cheer him on. We hung out with some friends at mile 5 and saw Dusty run by! So much fun. Davis is obviously thrilled in this picture.

Davis, you make some hilarious faces buddy. And I think you’re getting a little chunky. I like it 🙂

You went shopping with Mommy for the first time. We were out all day long and you were so good!

I told you. Hilarious faces. You’re so serious! I’m pretty sure this is after you ate. Total milk coma 😉

Daddy gave you a bottle for the first time! Such a sweet moment for him to finally know what it feels like to feed you. And you took the bottle like a champ!

You met your Great Uncle Davis last weekend! Such a special moment. You’re named after him, and 2 of your great grandfathers! 🙂 My hope is you’ll always know the great men you’re named after and you’ll become one yourself!