↠Wife ↠Mom of 4 ↠Speaker ↠Educator ↠Sigma Ambassador↠Profoto Legend of Light ↠ @clickinmoms Mentor ↠Pediatric Cancer Advocate ↠Remote hobby farm in MI
↠Wife ↠Mom of 4 ↠Speaker ↠Educator ↠Sigma Ambassador↠Profoto Legend of Light ↠ @clickinmoms Mentor ↠Pediatric Cancer Advocate ↠Remote hobby farm in MI
Just a girl in her lawn chair, chilling in the backyard with her butterfly. (Close up in stories 🤗 ). We have these swallowtail butterflies all over around our property. And a glimpse of those two bottom teeth too! Every summer has its own story. Follow along to see ours #oursummertimeloop . Next up: @alwaysfourlove
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” This book is well loved as you can see. What you can’t see is I felt the need to write my name on it in 5 different places when I was younger to make sure everyone knew it was mine. ☺️ #scout_above Side note: I’ve included a video on how I capture these above images in my Finding the Classic Beauty in your Everyday workshop!
Fern & Scout. #cousins I’ve been wanting to capture this sweet duo since the day Scout was born. Nothing fancy, just an inseparable blue-eyed pair in their matching bikinis. May they always have warm summer days barefoot at the lake, and may they always have each other. #FernNScout
It’s the first day of summer, and while most of our yard is still a mess (see partial dirt pile behind the wagon ☺️ ) we are still trying to plant a few things here and there. I’ll be the first to admit I’m having a hard time keeping up with all the hustle and bustle of the season... between Leo’s frequent appointments, yard and house work, sports, soaking up the children at home and work... I think we are ready for a bit of a quiet break that hopefully July will bring. 🌻 “Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Anderson 🌻 Welcome to our #floral_fridays loop, a Friday collaboration of photographers who share a love for all things floral! A flower can represent love, happiness, friendship, good fortune, gratitude, forgiveness, remembrance, and many more. They are with us through joy and sadness and bring life and color into our world. See how each of these photographers have captured the beauty & magic of flowers this week by going through our tag or go to the next artist to make your way through the loop! 🌺 Next artist is: @in_thislight
Hard to believe this fella is almost 4! Throwing it back to one of my favorite images of Archie and his first time catching fireflies. I have a good month of images left untouched. I’m still trying to make my way home after some travel issues. Today is the day people! Two days and four flights later and I’m home 😆
7 months... two weeks late because #4thkid I’m heading back home today from @adorama Inspire in NY! Grateful for the incredible experience and the support. Back to the woods to see my littles 🤗 Scooter has been living the life while I’ve been gone (see stories 😆 ) #scout_crib
My sweet girl, how much you’ve grown. Throwing it back to one of my favorite images of Scout. I blinked and we are quickly approaching 8 months, and over the weekend I discovered two bottom teeth. How quick it all goes. And I’m feeling a little bit like this today from an early start heading to New York for the @adorama Inspire conference for the next few days. I’ll be speaking tomorrow about storytelling after @nigelbarker 😱 If you are in the area come by! It’s free! @sigmaphoto
What do you like about your dad? “He’s super nice.” - Leo “I like to give him new stuff.” - Woody “He gives me cool toys and I like to play with rocks and I like to play with him.” - Archie • “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” - Antoine Francois Prevost • In honor of Father’s Day today some incredibly inspiring and lovely Momtog friends and I are sharing an image of our little ones with their Dads that speaks to our hearts and conveys the special bond they share. #daddyloveloop2019 . . Next up, the amazing @samantha_covert
All the summer details... the battered knees, dirty hands and sun-kissed skin. The boys planted pumpkins and sunflowers at the edge of our meadow. It’s been all their doing from the start, and some of the seeds actually sprouted. They have loved caring for their plants... and maybe over caring for them at times. ☺️🌻
“Within you is the light of a thousand suns.”
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn First, thank you for all the kind messages, posts and comments! We were overwhelmed yesterday, in a good way, with the kindness we were showed. It’s the little things that really are the big things. After Leo was airlifted downstate, he’s been in isolation at the children’s hospital he receives chemotherapy treatment at. We are so fortunate that they happen to be the best of the best. After a couple days of his white blood cells not improving, the medical staff gave Leo a shot to boost his immune system and it worked! His white blood cells are the highest they have been in a long time. He should be coming home soon! Thank you again for the support. Leo has loved each and every post. August 5, his official cancer free date, cannot come soon enough! #mybookendlove #jj_forum_2652
I’m not really sure how to start off a post like this, so to get right to the point Leo was airlifted last night from our local hospital to his children’s hospital downstate. I mentioned a few posts back that he was neutropenic and was temporarily taken off chemo. His white blood cells dropped dramatically. He basically has no immune system at this point and is unable to fight any sort of infection. Right now we are waiting for next steps. Thank you for all the kind messages and prayers thus far. He’s in good hands and we are hopeful he will be back on track soon. #strengthforleo
Her. And those tiny toes.
Happy #NationalDonutDay 🍩 You didn’t think we would miss today did you 😆 I may not always remember my age, but I remember Donut day. This girl will be all over these next year. Sharing years past in stories! And it’s officially summer vacation over here!
The first dock image of 2019 taken at high noon. The boys officially start their summer vacation tomorrow and we are spending part of the very warm and beautiful weekend here. When I say very warm I mean 80 degrees 😆 “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” // I’ve joined a group of light seekers to participate in a loop of light, a collection of images celebrating the beauty of light! ✨ To see how each of these photographers have captured the light this week. Next light seeker is: @susannahbothephoto #cm_fromabove2
This is why I get nothing done. 7 months of sunshine right here 🌞 “Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.” Every other week we will showcase our growing babies during this season of life that is so fleeting. #scout_above Next up is @jennbartellkids
Forget Me Not. This is 7am at the start of a trail we hiked recently. I have early risers that wake up at 5am most days ☺️ I just want to thank you all for the kind comments and messages regarding Leo. After his blood draw on Friday his white blood cells had dropped even more than his last appointment. Since he’s neutropenic his oncologist has taken him off his daily chemo till he’s back on track. With his immune system already low and having a cold, we’re keeping our fingers crossed he can finish out this last week of school that he’s so excited for. 🌿 Every summer has its own story! Follow along to see ours #jj_forum_2636 . Next up: @courtneyathome
My girls, big and little, and some front yard weekend vibes while the rest of us gardened and worked on the chicken coop. I think Scout has been the victim of Juni’s drool one too many times already 😆 Also long live sun hats on this tiny babe. Also ☺️ my Classic Beauty online workshop starts today! Full participation is sold out but study along seats are available. This course is heavy in editing. Link in profile. ✌🏻 . . #gotd_2240
Spring finally arrived in the north, and with it all the wild forget-me-nots and lily of the valley. Just as importantly, overnight as all things do, Scout started sitting up on her own. She’s been enjoying digging her bare feet into the ground and eating all the flowers. . . Sigma Art 105mm 1.4
We are getting ready to drive downstate for Leo’s last lumbar puncture tomorrow. For once, I don’t really know what to say. Around this time, 3 years ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. Just a couple more months and no more chemo, no more being put under for procedures, he will get his normal tastebuds back, he won’t be as sick or weak, his ankle won’t hurt, he won’t have regression in school. My sweet boy will get part of his childhood back. 🙏
Now that it’s finally warming up the spiderwebs are out... and this one was pretty excited about finding itsy bitsy again. There were lots of little bugs on this one and Archie looked up at me and said, “He’s a good spider mama.” Early mornings spent outside in pjs are the best. #quest4itsybitsy Schools out suns up! Welcome to our summeroffunloop! Follow along as we capture a different ☀️ theme each week. This week, our theme is all about laughter 😆! Next up: @ssoraphotography #gotd_2241
One of our Polish chicks. She’s quickly become a favorite. She will grow a bunch of feathers at the very top of her head hence why it’s so poofy. 🐥 And here’s to bug bokeh 🤗 Spring is in the air! Follow along as we celebrate #gotd_2238 . Next up: @alwaysfourlove #candidchildhood #clickpro #momtogs #jj_its_kids #pixel_kids #cameramama #country_features #global_ladies #tv_depthoffield #explore_dof #transfer_visions #folksouls #ourclickdays #ethereal_moods #everything_imaginable #fansy_kids #ig_eternity #allkindsofmagic #portraitvision #magic_marvels #portraitmood #folkportraits #shared_colored_moments #still_life_nature #bokeh_addicts #bokeh_shotz #gotd_2240
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.”
Just found out it’s World Redhead Day (thanks @megsausted ) so I’m celebrating this little cat lady and her copper colored strands. After a solid month of trying to capture her new talent of shoving half of her foot into her mouth I was finally successful. #scooternscout #scout_above . . Adorable outfit by @oeufnyc
It’s barefoot season! Throwing it back to one of my favorite summer images of the boys because it’s almost 80 degrees today 🌿 Side note... I just booked some international travel for workshops next year and I can’t wait to share the locations soon! Happy weekend!
Woody’s self portrait. This image has been on my shot list for a very long time. It’s inspired by Norman Rockwell’s self portrait. I have a deep love and appreciation for all of his work, so much so that a good portion of our home is decorated in his replicas. Turns out over the past year Woody has turned a good portion of his free time into creating art. He lives it and breathes it. When he returns home from school each day he immediately goes to the table to draw and paint. I love this newfound passion and hope to foster it as much as possible. Woody you are a gem! I’ll share two of his final self portraits in my stories shortly. #MyNormanRockwellProject #cm_boldcolor
We have planted over 300 sunflowers on our property... mainly Mammoth Russians and Kong Hybrids. The boys planted about half of them so there’s a good chance most won’t come up but we had fun anyway 😆🌻 There’s always the giant sunflower field nearby that grows 12ft sunflowers. The farmers are so kind and we can’t wait to visit soon. “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” // I’ve joined a group of light seekers to participate in a loop of light, a collection of images celebrating the beauty of light! ✨ To see how each of these photographers have captured the light this week, go to the next artist to make your way through the loop! Next light seeker is @mbmphotographs #gotd_2240
Meet Little Henny. Scout isn’t quite old enough to handle our baby chicks but she loves to look as you can see 😆 There’s also Lizzie, Peter B Parker, Fluffie, Pumpkin, Ellie, Peaches, Minion, Treaty, Mackinaw, Brianna, Lizard, Floofie, Addie, Boopy. Guess who named all of them? Also the women finally outnumber the men in our household.
#MyBookendLove In other news, our baby chicks finally arrived after two months of waiting (see stories ). The boys named all 15. I’ll make sure to share soon 🐥 Majority as you can imagine are ridiculous. . “Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.” Every other week we will showcase our growing babies during this season of life that is so fleeting. Next up is @corihenderson #heartofaboy
This is what most of our weekend looked like 😴 It poured rain for two straight days. Lots of cuddling, baking, puzzles, movies, and all those indoor activities that come with rainy days to keep ourselves busy. The sun is starting to show today and our meadow is bursting with green finally! #scout_above . . . . . #jjitskids_moms#mmm_mom#tsj_momandme#csm_motherhood#dym_mothers#mc_motherhood#thefolkpr0ject#mode_emotive#allkindsofmagic#everything_imaginable#moodyports#portraitpage#ig_legit#royalsnappingartists#transfer_visions#fansy_kids#jj_lookingdown#talesofthemoment#cameramama#shared_colored_moments#candidchildhood#folksouls#ourclickdays#igmotherhood#momtogs#clickmagazine#shotwithlove_#myweekofweekendvibes#cm_fromabove2
Racing Pooh sticks since he was just a tiny tot. This image is for my good friend @briviglianco I met up with her on this day and she walked us to one of her favorite spots. She’s an incredible artist and person in general. Kind, caring, thoughtful, creative, and so much more. We all know that time is a precious commodity. Spend it with those that fill your cup.
“Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.” - Winnie the Pooh . Hear ye hear ye! By royal proclamation, the name Archie is now the most desirable in all the land! Meanwhile, a few of us over here on the other side of the pond have known this for YEARS. Today we’re celebrating our little Archies with a royal inspired motherhood loop. Next up is: @jennbartellkids #jj_forum_2627
Just modeling off her summer bikini bod! This little lady already has 4 to play in at the lake. 🤗 It hits 70 degrees and the bikinis come out! Zoom in for those belly rolls! • And side note, I want to congratulate my sweet and super talented friend @susan grimes for reaching 20k!! Her images are known for their insanely amazing color, composition and perspective. She is such an inspiration to this community and always a cheerleader to those around her! Go show her some love and check out her gorgeous account! #susans20k • “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” // I’ve joined a group of light seekers to participate in a loop of light, a collection of images celebrating the beauty of light! ✨ To see how each of these photographers have captured the light this week, go through #ourloopoflight tag or go to the next artist to make your way through the loop! Next light seeker is @nicholettat Turnip print bikini by @oeufnyc