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Happy Anniversary! | Taking Care of Each Other

These two cuties recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary! 25!!! That’s a big deal!!! When Annaliese contacted me about doing a session for her anniversary, my heart melted. I love that she wanted photos of just the two of them. I always try to get “just mom & dad” during a family session, and I’m usually met with “we haven’t done photos like this since our wedding.” All the more reason for me to take them then!!! It’s so important to do things that preserve and strengthen your relationship with your spouse. My husband and I went out for a walk one evening years ago. We ran into some friends who were a few years older and wiser than us who were also out for a walk. In our short conversation, the wife expressed how important it is to do things with each other now because when the kids are grown up and gone, they want to still like each other. It’s kind of funny, like “of course we will still like each other”, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the kids, or taking care of your job, or taking care of the house, etc, that you forget to take care of each other. So, whatever anniversary you celebrate next, whatever number of Valentine’s Day this is for you, remember to take care of each other <3


Happy Father’s Day | Utah Newborn Photographer

A precious little girl named Navy came to this earth a few months ago, and she has been blessed with some pretty amazingly fun parents, plus mom is an incredible decorator! This mama just celebrated her first Mother’s Day as a mother, and in just a few days, this dad will celebrate his first Father’s Day as a father. Do you remember your first Mother’s or Father’s Day as a parent?

This is probably my favorite shot from this session. I love how dad is just relaxing between “poses.” I know my husband works pretty hard for our family and as a result he is really good at falling asleep anytime he ends up in reclined position, and I’m going to assume that most dads actually have this superpower. So when I look at this photo, I see a hard-working dad who cares about his family, and would do anything for them, who is just taking a much deserved break. Now I know that a lot of the stress of raising a newborn falls on the mother (obviously, I’m a mom, I’ve been there!!) but dads need to take a load off too. And that’s why I love this photo! (Extra bonus: He’s looking at his wife <3)

This is a such sweet time of life, full of new experiences and making memories of all your “firsts.” One of my favorites is the first time our oldest’s diaper leaked on my husband’s pants… at church…lol! He very quickly excused himself and ran home to change. There will be many “leaky diapers” and “spit up,” like Navy is doing a few photos down, as we go throughout life but there will also be many moments of happy smiles and hugs and kisses. Congrats to this new little family! Enjoy all those firsts!!