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post by leslie

These twins are so fun to photograph! Their mom always chooses cute (but not too matchy) clothes and it is so fun to see them growing up and adjusting to their surroundings.

Whenever I go into the home of a newborn, I always know that that family’s world is a bit upside down, and they are just doing the best they can (I mean, we all are, right?). But when I go into a home of twins babies? And it’s picked up? And the kids are dressed? And the mom is not in yoga pants? I am BLOWN AWAY. I don’t know how these families do it, but it just goes to show what we can accomplish if we need to!

And aren’t they adorable? I think so.

And of course I would be remiss if I didn’t show you their amazing big sister, Nilla, below.

For your internet shares of the day, I’m just listing out some artist prints that I love. I think prints make a wonderful holiday gift, especially if they are in a beautiful frame.

+ Something for book lovers (like me!).

+ Something childlike. And one more from that same artist.

+ Something pretty.

+ Something local and modern.

the other kid loves the snow as well…

post by leslie

So I guess we are just a snow-loving family all around! The day after the snowfall that I captured Magda in, I took the kiddo and sledding with a bunch of his friends. These are a few images from the day. Such fun!

For your internet shares of the day:

+ This is a few years old but still PERFECTION. Tea and sex.

+ And speaking of consent, this article was absolutely fascinating.

+ The importance of getting away.

my six year old!

post by leslie

This sweet thing turned six this weekend. Can you even believe it? I sure can’t. While she’s way more mellow than in those early years, we are still so fortunate that she’s healthy. After having Memphis fall ill at this same age and die only three years later, we are knocking on wood like crazy that Magda’s health continues.

We celebrated her big day with donuts and a new tug-of-war toy, but I think she liked Mother Nature’s gift of fresh snow even better. Here are a few images I snapped of her playing on Saturday afternoon.

For your internet shares of the day:

+ I love notes from small kids.

+ Have you forgotten how to read? I fear I have since I now listen to all of my books. I just don’t think I’ll have the time or concentration until Ezra is a little older. I do hope it comes back to me though.

+ Fantastic winter project.

this baby girl’s hair is fantastic

post by leslie

Before I had Ezra, my mom would always ask me after a newborn shoot if the baby was cute, and I would tell her that all babies look the same to me. But now that I’ve had a kid of my own, I can completely see the difference. And with this child here? Just look at that amazing hair! I love it!

For your internet shares of the day:

+ Oh how I love a good cheese plate.

+ This cocktail looks divine.

+ My new favorite snack that they have now discontinued at my grocery store. Perhaps I’ll get brave and make my own.

this kid!

post by leslie

Have I mentioned that one of the best parts of my gig is seeing all these kids grow up into amazing and fun individuals? See that kiddo up there? He’s a blast to have in the studio and he’s so sweet and kind.

And here he is at only a few weeks old. Documenting life is amazing.

For your internet shares of the day:

+ How to turn a bad day around.

+ I would love these socks for Christmas. I bet other people in your life would like them as well…

+ I want to make this.