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My biggest goal is that our little family is happy and healthy so we can enjoy our sweet time together💙💙⁣ ⁣ I have implemented so many changes to ensure our health and safety. Those include what we are consuming on a regular basis and the products we are using in our home.⁣ ⁣ I encourage everyone to do research on those two things especially. Podcasts can be a great resource for information on multiple areas of life.⁣ ⁣ I truly believe our environment and what we consume sets the stage for our overall health and wellness☀️
I’ve been asked a few times how we came up with Jensen’s name. @jonkintzel and I found an app that was basically tinder for baby names. When you match on a name, it gets added to your list. We matched on Jensen and then saw the meaning...God is gracious. We knew right away that had to be his name. 🧡 How did you come up with your kid’s names? . . . .  #momblogger #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhood #colorado #denver #denverblogger #coloradolife #ohheymama #colorado_creative #arvada #coloradolive #momlife #creativelife #createeveryday #familyfirst #familyforever #habitandhome #familyiseverything #mytinytribe #thepursuitofjoyproject #thefamilynarrative #cornersofmyworld #bedeeplyrooted #ig_motherhood #justmomlife #letthembelittle #mymamahood #slowmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged
River and I prefer playing at the OG playground, aka nature. But often we go to playgrounds too. And there are rarely ever any other kids, at the playgrounds or at the nature parks. What do other stay at home moms do with their kids, I wonder? Indoor activities, I suppose. Since there’s always tons of kids at the indoor play areas and library when we go. Do we really want a generation so disconnected with the natural world? It’s filled with magic and wonder and science that our kids deserve to experience! What is your favorite aspect of it to share with your little ones? Mine is definitely the animals! Today we bird watched a lot and listened to frog calls 🐸🌱 . Thanks to @littlewildandfreemama for letting River borrow this adorable outfit. She literally has the best tastes ever and is a fellow nature loving mama 💛 . . . . . . . . #redefiningmotherhood #tinybigadventure #childrenofmountains #iwasbornwild #mamatribe #dearphotographer #lightinspired  #ohheymamas #momsunite #joyfulmama #mamahoodinsquares #pixel_kids #mom_hub #humansofjoy #littlepiecesogchildhood #let_there_be_delight #thehonestlens #childhoodeveryday #the_camera_clique #my_magical_moments #thefamilynarrative #thiswildlingsoul #themindfulapproach #momtogcommunity #simplychildren #pocket_sweetness #mamarazzi #thisismotherhood #motherhoodisdarling
The perfect birthday date. I can’t have asked for a better way to spend my afternoon. I’m so grateful for our moments together. I mourn next year when it will be the end of an era and our afternoon adventuring is over. School!!!! . . . . . . . . .
What do you do when the baby is crying and daddy and sissy are in Walmart? Okay baby driver in the front seat and take selfies with mommy 💓
I used to be a little fearful of not knowing how to raise boys, my boys. You see I grew up in an all girl house & thought I didn’t know much about boys & what they needed to grow into good men. Turns out they need exactly the same as what girls need to become good women... The freedom to be themselves, boundaries to let them know they are safe, shown respect so they can be respectful & affection & nurturing so they know they are loved & how to love. . I feel pretty proud of the young men they are becoming & even at this age of teen & tween I love how they still love a cuddle & a head rub on the couch at night. (Not in public though, so embarrassing). . My big boy is off on his own adventure next week & geesh I’m feeling it, no one told me the letting go would be the hardest part of motherhood. . . . #raisingboys #raisinggoodhumans #raisinggoodmen #raisinggoodmenstartsathome #noosafamilyphotographer #brisbanefamilies #brisbanefamilyphotographer #goldcoastfamilyphotographer #sunshinecoastfamilyphotographer  #honestmotherhood #thefamilynarrative #theheartfultogs #livethelittlethings #beyondthewanderlust #writeyouonmyheart #brisbanefamilyphotographer #brisbanekids #illuminateclasses #dearphotographer #brisbaneportraitphotographer #clickinmoms #brisbanefamily #toowoombafamilyphotographer #brisbanemums #mumsofbrisbane #canonaustralia #letthekids #caloundra #mumofboys
With the heat and humidity both on the rise, don't think you have to push back your family session. In-home sessions are perfect for this time of year so you stay cool and you save yourself the mosquito bites. . The best part, you get breathtaking shots like this mama snuggling onto her first born - who is getting taller by the day - with her baby on her hip. . . #realconnectedauthentic #melissalindquistphotography #thisisyou #omahaphotographer #omahafamilyphotographer #omahainhomephotographer #omahalifestylephotographer #lifestylephotographer #gretnaphotographer #gretnafamilyphotographer #familyphotographer #omaha #igersomaha #photography #dearphotographer #letthekids #clickinmoms #nikon #dearestviewfinder #thefamilynarrative #pixelkids #candidchildhood #ne #momentsoverposes
Just sent this cute family there session from last Monday! If you’re looking for family pictures and a quick turn around time, you’re in luck because I have summer sessions still open!! . . . . . . . . . . #boiseidahophotography #boiseidaho #storytellinghands #honestlydocumented #thefamilynarrative #styleandselect #jsalsphoto #dearphotographer #idahophotography #idahophotographer #twinfallsphotographer
Ok so this morning I have accidentally deleted 3 requests for messages before I had a chance to read them! I know one was spam 🥴 but if you have messaged me about a session and it’s not been replied to please resend the message and I apologise for deleting it!! 😳. In the meantime here is my sweet baby Jones. 8 hours old! Isn’t he just delicious?!!! #jonestheodore #thesweetestbabyboy #myboy
I always park on the very top of the parking garages. And I love summertime hair.
A little snow session in summer ❤️ @rise_photography_retreat
Extended family sessions are a fave of mine- I love when families get together for updated photos, and those super important grandparent pics, each family gets their own updated photos too, these sessions are always a lots of fun and laughs as there’s usually 100 things that go wrong, which to me makes the best sessions- these guys were literally standing in rain half the time, no one cared one bit 😍 . . #centralcoastnsw #magicofchildhood #dearphotographer #hellostoryteller #thefamilynarrative #thefamilycollective #familyshoot #extendedfamilyphotos #childhoodmemories #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodunplugged #cameramama #centralcoastphotographer #familyphotography #theheartcaptured #beunravelled #thesincerestoryeller #thebeautifulreal #momentsintime #our_everyday_moments #our_everyday_life #familyislove #igdaily #picoftheday #parenthood_unveiled #parenthood_moments
Laser tag battles are going to a new level in our home.
Photography is a fantastic medium to express yourself. 👇🏼 Self-expression fulfills. 👇🏼 Photography fulfills. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first step is to take one. 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mootshphotos  #theartofslowprinting ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo: @loi_tua
Newborn yawns. 🥰 Seriously, is there anything sweeter?
Sometimes I meet babies and have name regrets...well, not regrets but ‘Oooohhh that’s a good one...I wish I thought of that name a few years back’ 🙊 This is Darcy. Darcy is one of those names for me. Anyone else kinda wish they’d thought of a name sooner? Please reassure me I’m not the only one 😂
y estas fotos retro⚡️ son de diciembre del 2014 cuando fuimos a pasar año nuevo a Río de Janeiro🇧🇷 . . . y si, verlas me dan muuuchas ganas de estar ahii😱 . #beach #beachbody #oceanvibes #travel #vitaminsea #beachvibes #riodejaneiro #photo #brasil #familyfirst #thefamilynarrative #photography #picoftheday
Can we accept what we are? I miss my dad. He’s not dead, just across the country or globe depending on the time of year. That sounds exotic (and maybe it is) but the setup contains no hint of globetrotting. He lives in an apartment in the densely forested, unexciting town in New York where I was born. Working as a truck driver. Has the same PO Box my mom opened for him in 1988 because if it ain’t broke.  Once a year he goes back to Greece to care for his parents house. Who are in fact dead. “I cry and then I don’t,” he said when I asked him how he was holding up after their passing. And I thought, “I need to visit him more. Right now.” He made the effort these 31 years. Look at him, 75 years old and in a river with my girls! Heat and Mexican-majority notwithstanding.  This is the life we’ve made for ourselves, kid self. What do you think? Aren’t we smart? Writing a book, homeschooling in the classical tradition, running a gallery, eyeing Master’s degrees, keeping up with the news cycle and think pieces on pet causes: free speech, gender, Kanye. All sources of delight. And sometimes a form of running.  I book my ticket home and picture the humid air and linoleum diner booths and neon sign on the public laundromat, the bus exhaust, the Newark traffic, the Kmart receipt, the 711 coffee and protein bar I blow the dust off and think: my kids aren’t blue collar, aren’t Greek, aren’t from New York — but for better or worse inescapably, the love I give them is. #super8 #themediumofmemory
Flying through the week!  I’m out of the office for a few hours this morning as my new office is in the works and I have all the builders here doing their thang! Exciting things happening over here!  It’s raining so I mean shopping is probobly the only option right now..right? 🤷🏼‍♀️😝
I finished this gallery yesterday and gave it a final glance over today before sending it and DAMN it is GOOD!!! Sometimes you’ve just got to take some time to brag about yourself. What’s something that you’ve done recently that you wanna brag about??? . . . . .  #phillyfamily #phillyfamilyphotographer #philadelphiafamilyphotography #boldemotionalcolorful #lifestylefamilysession #familysessionphotographer #discoverinspiration #enchantedchildhood #thefamilynarrative #broodandtribe #deeplyauthentic #adventuresofchildren #thefamilycollective #sweetfamilymoments #mainlinefamilyphotographer #buckscountyfamilyphotographer #newyorkfamilyphotographer #southjerseyfamilyphotographer
HI Y’ALL 👋🏻 Showing my (why-so-serious) face on here because it’s been a hot minute. I’ve had a lot on my mind and on my plate lately, keeping me pretty preoccupied and distracted. Like right now - I don’t even know where to begin so that probably means I shouldn’t even try to articulate my thoughts 💭 So instead here’s a new dress that I recently added to my client closet, the color is ahhhmazing 😍 Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed or like their mind is one big scrambled plate of spaghetti??!! 🍝 Please tell me I’m not alone 🙏🏻🤪
Something so sweet about daddies and daughters. @jessnichole414 @dirkdiggler526 ——— Welcome to the 757 at 7 Loop! We’re a group of photographers located in the 757 (Hampton Roads, Virginia) area who have come together in an effort to embrace and encourage community over competition.  You can find our community driven loop every Tuesday at 7:00! Follow through the loop to enjoy some inspiration from each of these local artists. Next up in the loop is: @camcamacho
These little stinkers are on another rv trip with their grandparents & one of their cousins. They’re camping near Luray & not missing us one bit! It’s funny, though, how lost I feel without the constant demands of parenting young children. I seriously have to remind myself to take advantage & enjoy the quiet. It’s been so nice. I can’t wait to have them back, but knowing they’re making the most of this summer with family makes it easy for me to relax. - Welcome to the 757 at 7 Loop! We’re a group of photographers located in the 757 (Hampton Roads, Virginia) area who have come together in an effort to embrace and encourage community over competition.  You can find our community driven loop every Tuesday at 7:00! Follow through the loop to enjoy some inspiration from each of these local artists. Next up in the loop is @hazelandhoneyphoto
Those bright blue eyes. Jett, you are adorable!
The ocean breeze takes the edge off of a hot day.
• pinecone in his hands and mesmerized by the sound + sight of the giant poplar trees rustling in the wind. 🌿💚
His fuzzy red hair 😍
Today Hunter turned to me after watching some snowboarding videos and said 'I want winter to come so I can go skiing with dada'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can't say I'm with him on that one.
Why yes...we can go for ice cream during maternity shoots. 🍦
At the coast. In your home. On the playground. Beneath the evergreens. Lead me to a place that’s part of your story.
This is us. I love this accidental shot from a quick self timer session with the kiddos because it is so us. Me, running around trying to edit, clean, do laundry, answer emails, potty train, referee, all the while being intentional and present - so hard. Right mama’s?  Summer break at home with both kiddos - so far so good but ask me again in a couple of weeks & my answer might be a little different💆🏻‍♀️☺️ I’m SO thankful to be able to stay home with them! The days are exhausting and beautiful all at the same time.
We’re heading to Costa Rica but it’s the #wildwmnpodcast day - consider today’s episode more of a bonus.  Join myself, Capac and Earth for a family deep dive into parenthood, relationship, and fatherhood.  I’m asking Capac questions but Earth interjects.  It’s not the most serious podcast - there’s sounds of building blocks clattering and I cave and give Earth a sweetie - much to Capac’s dismay. It’s family life.  #wearethewildwmn
You can tell being his mama sets her heart on fire ❤️
Stripes anyone? Inspired by true nautical fashion. Imagine yourself walking and shopping the beach strip 🌊 and toting this gorgeous Navy & White bag for all your goodies. Rock it with a pair of boat shoes and you’ll be all set for beach combers day! ☝️ for purchasing details.. OR Find this fabulous pattern @rubywebbscrochet
Found out one year ago today we were expecting our Annie Ruth 💗 I’m mildly obsessed with my snuggly girl 🙃 #babygirl #mommyanddaughter
When playing on the beach is fun, until you get head to toe covered in mud... but is all soon forgotten because it means you get to spend the rest of time in your element foraging around just wearing a pair of pants, just the way you like it. Especially when your mum isn't bothered about a bit of mud on your nice dress!  I definitely like capturing ALL the moments of childhood; the smiles, the laughs, the tears and grumps!
OKAY. now I’m really excited. It’s been SO hot even our screened porch (with the fan on) is too hot to enjoy. Thankfully my husband has a real knack for finding things. THIS IS THE BEST FIND YET 🙌🏼 sooo ready for a summer with friends in my little oasis👋🏼🍾🌱
Joel and I were discussing how our baby is a little boy. Oh my goodness how much he has grown is beyond me. It all happens in a blink 👀😱 . . Elijah is currently dropping his morning nap which means he’s good until about an hour and half before his afternoon nap and then it’s all fussy 😩  It’s been on and off like this for a while though so I’m used to it and to curve that fussiness we went to Trader Joe’s, bought yummy fruits and veggies + tidbits for the rest of the week while Joel is away and we shared a sparkling water while we smelled candles and pointed at everything in Hobby Lobby. It was loads of fun and I think it wore him out because He fell asleep with half his snack in his mouth and the other bit in his hand and I didn’t hear a thing the whole way home. I couldn’t believe it. The baby who used the scream every car ride is now a toddler who loves to sleep in the car. 🤷🏻‍♀️🥰
Even before Ellie was born, Toothless (from How to Train Your Dragon) was a part of our life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My husband loved the movie and would always say he wanted his own dragon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because that's badass or something ridiculous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So before we jaunted off on our worldwide traveling adventures I popped into a bookstore and there was a Toothless just waiting for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Toothless traveled the world with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He saw Big Ben. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Went to Thailand and celebrated Songkran with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learned Spanish in Panama.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everywhere we went he went too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These days Ellie has commandeered Mr. Toothless and although she still says he's Daddy's he sleeps with her and her toys 99.99% of the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the last few weeks, she's started pretending to breathe fire and fly so I guess the Mister has his own dragon now...we have to take her everywhere too. ;) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ __________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are #theeverydaystorytellers - mothers who span across four different countries and have 22 children between us.  We are all passionate, hard-working women with one common goal in mind.  To document childhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is week eight.  Our hope is to grow in our craft, inspire each other and preserve our children’s memories.  Our goal is to document with intention, dedicating time each week to create a collection of images