PHOTOGRAPHY

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olive | You seem to be shifting daily, looking less and less little each day. You've been sleeping later this week, some days until mid-morning, an indication you might be growing or working harder to keep up with your older siblings. blythe…
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an Instagram series | editing your phone photos

I like to think of editing less as a fix-it shop and more as the place where photos come to life, where the story or subject is emphasized. Honestly, there's not an exact science to this process for me, and many of the skills I now use,…

19/52

olive | For Mother's Day, you hugged me and said, "mom, I love that you are always kind to me and never feist me." "Do you mean fight?" I asked. "No," you assured me. "I meant feist." You hugged me again, and I knew it was straight from…
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an Instagram series |taking images with your phone

For the last year, I've intended to feature a little Instagram series here. I'm quite flattered when I receive questions on IG and in my inbox on how I use the app, especially when there are so many incredible people taking and sharing beautiful…

17/52 + 18/52

olive| You found a turtle in our backyard this week and named him Wonder Kay Douglass. Wonder--for the way you said he must think about the world, and Kay after your middle name. You asked us to keep him, and we said yes. The following day you…

15/52 + 16/52

olive | Every morning you brush your hair and tie it up on your own. Sometimes you ask to wear lip gloss, and when I tell you no, you respond, "but you do!" as if we are the same age. blythe | You've been pushing some buttons lately,…

giveaway | a photo workshop with Ginger Unzueta

I think all mothers sense the fleeting nature of childhood at some point. We grow a longing to pause life just long enough to breathe it a little deeper, laugh a little longer, and enjoy right where we are with our children in that moment.…

14/52

14 | What does courage mean? Can you think of a time when you had to be really courageous? olive | It was brave when I slept without my blanket and when I stopped sucking my thumb. | This week you helped Dad plant and water new tree sprigs…