mom goals. // Stoddard Family MINI SESSION

    October 16, 2017

    This playful mini-session at dusk was really more than I could have hoped for. Perfect outfits (that Rachel Parcell dress though!), playful kiddos and a patient Mom + Dad ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This is the second time I’ve photographed this darling family and I just can’t get enough of them!

    I’ve been a mom for four years now. I’m pretty sure I still know almost nothing and I’m always pretending like I know what I’m doing (spoiler: I don’t).

    But one thing I do know: surround yourself with good mothers.

    All of my fears, doubts, and uncertainty in motherhood have been alleviated when I have spent time around mothers I admire. Those mothers somehow answer my unasked questions, make me feel strong when I feel weak, and then send me home with a batch of homemade cookies.

    Being around Jenni is like that. Her goodness radiates around her, and I can see it shining through these images. She is a loving, gentle mother who can bring out the best smiles and happiest giggles.

    and I think the world could use a little more of that, don’t you think?


    girls with their twirls // handsome little man!2017-10-13_0032.jpgI forgot how FUN this little lady is! She had all the smiles, all the giggles, all the jumps for me, and it was seriously such a blast.2017-10-13_0031.jpg

    so cute!

    2017-10-13_0012.jpglife moves fast when you’re four.
    2017-10-13_0013.jpgI love seeing these photos side-by-side, because it seems to describe their current personalities sooo well!2017-10-13_0015.jpgthose sweet toddler kisses that turn into a squish sooo fast!
    the mama + the Hankers. // love this family!

    Possibly one of my favorite mother-son portraits. His scrunched eyes, his fist, Jenni’s perfect red lip, hair blowing in the breeze. SOMEONE FRAME THIS NOW!

    That smile you make after you get butterflies from your husband…
    2017-10-13_0018.jpgMarina Barrage is the perfect sightseeing spot for kiddos! Always an airplane or kite to be found ๐Ÿ™‚2017-10-13_0033.jpg

    loves flying with his daddy.
    capturing a little bit of the fun

    this family! they belong on a postcard

    glad we were able to get some perfectly Singapore-at-dusk shots in. So romantic.2017-10-13_0020.jpg

    fun dad // french braids + bows for the win.2017-10-13_0029.jpgthe look of a little girl who basically adores her mama.2017-10-13_0030.jpgso many spins and so many squishy hugs. wouldn’t have it any other way.2017-10-13_0027.jpg2017-10-13_0028.jpgbeautiful couple! // these girls always nailing their shoe game.

    dusk at the Barrage!
    2017-10-13_0025.jpgperfect way to end this perfect session. love me some SG!

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    Davis // Mini Session Cloud Dome

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    makin’ me blush.

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    O R E G O N

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    July 17, 2017
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    the last Singapore sunset // GARNER FAMILY

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    July 3, 2017
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    LAOS 2017

    One of my favorite things about living in Singapore is our ability to travel to other countries. As a family, we grow so much closer together (literally, sharing a tiny hotel room haha!) and…

    June 25, 2017