50/365 “Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.” For our girls, they seem to share these roles, though! Since Grace didn’t have school today, they had a sleepover at Grammy’s last night, and the house was eerily quiet. When they returned, we all knew it, but I loved hearing them chatter about the fun they had with puzzles, movies, and adventures!
When your mom is crazy and makes you take pictures on President’s day because 1. The shirts, those SHIRTS. 2. Because I’m feeling all the mushy feelings about the upcoming generations of awesome humans.
What’s a birthday without cake? SO. MUCH. FUN. preparing to celebrate this blog’s second birthday!! I’ll let @crownsofgoldstyling and @beautybyelizabethmarie share the rest!! (Photography moment—I brought my flash along for this shoot and used it the whole time! Flash doesn’t need to look flashy, but can help even out a session as the sun blasts in and out of the clouds. In this case it was the difference between high ISO grain—fine for personal images—and stock-friendly exposures.)
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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land *sneak peek*
This couple ❤️ We have had the best, craziest moments with them! 💕
Their engagement photos were taken on and in Sprout Lake! They ended their session with the most epic cannonball into the lake 🙌🏻. And, then oh-so-graciously sent us home with Jordana's gourmet chowder!
Their joyous wedding took place on one of the only stormy days of that summer!!!! They rocked that by climbing the biggest boulders on the beach, and having the most romantic embrace with the wind howling around them and water spraying everywhere!
So, it only makes sense that when it was time for these photos that the island would be hit with a seriously crazy blizzard.
You two are stoked for any adventure. And, for us to capture this sweet love between you as you grow your family gives our hearts so much joy!
Thank you once more. We adore you 😘😘 L&L
Welcome to the world sweet Luiza who’s big brother Ben became one of my best buds at moms maternity session last fall! At 6 weeks new this little lady was alert and keeping her big beautiful eyes on me during the entire session 🎀 @mimosahousefur wraps
3 29an hour ago
We stopped at a pickers place in Berkeley called Urban Ore. The light streaming from that window! There were so many strange things. I loved it.
We got more snow today! A visit to our magical old friend, the tree, was definitely in order ...
7 36an hour ago
In preparation for President’s Day, my daughter came home from school with a picture she had made of Abraham Lincoln and began reciting a portion of The Gettysburg Address. I was so proud. In my own memory of what I had learned about him, Abraham Lincoln represented equality and freedom for all. He was The Great Emancipator.
A couple of days later, a friend and I were talking. She shared with me that as a Black woman, she felt she may have a different perspective of Abraham Lincoln. She shared that while he was morally opposed to slavery and wanted it to end, he was not an actual abolitionist (contrary to what I had always believed). He was never in favor of ultimately bringing social and political equity to black people, and didn’t believe they should have the right to vote or be a juror, the right to hold an office, or the right to intermarry or live with white people.
I won’t argue that he didn’t do some good for the country and for slavery. But the story that was taught to me, and now to my daughter, was a cherry-picked version in which he got to be the hero. And I’ve always just accepted him as that. But it was only a partial truth. The parts of the story that were omitted are equally important. They make the story whole.
Today, we took time to learn more about Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a Black man born into slavery and separated from his mother as a newborn. At 12 years old, his slave owner’s wife taught him the alphabet. When his owner discovered his wife doing this, he demanded she stop because he believed that if slaves were educated, they would seek freedom. Douglass persisted and taught himself to read and write. He eventually risked his life to escape slavery twice. He became a preacher, and a writer, and an orator. He was a believer in equality for all, and was a huge advocate of the Women's Rights Movement. As he settled into his freedom, he went on to become a leader of the Abolitionist Movement. Today, he is the hero in this house. “The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” - Frederick Douglass
6 121an hour ago
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." W.B. Yeats .