Texas Fog

In Texas, fog is a rare occurrence. When there is fog (once or twice a year) you better believe I have the need to go shoot in this dreamy weather. In this case…the fog rolled in on New Years Day 2017. Yep, I am really behind on editing (who else can relate). I have been wanting to blog about this day in the fog since it happened…and I have 20 minutes left before I go pick up my sweet babies! I am super excited to finally take a look at these images and share them with you!

This first image was an accident. I had my camera set to double exposure and it actually gave me anxiety to look at this image and imagine if I had twin girls. One little lady is all I can handle in this stage of the game.

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Ok, so settings fixed….here is what I had in my head.

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I love the natural highlights in her hair. She would love nothing more than to have long hair right now.

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Finding treasures in nature

DSC_7112 copyDSC_7158-Edit copyThanks for sharing our morning with us! Here’s to 2017….are you still on the path that you set out for yourself? I am struggling, but determined.  Off to pick up my kids. If you want to follow along on our daily adventures…follow me on instagram as well….   https://www.instagram.com/peachpinephotography

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Sudden inspiration

I was about to take a photo of my daughter digging through the refrigerator this evening when my son burst through the garage door where he had been helping my husband take out the trash. “MOM!!!! Come look at the sunset!!!!”  And so off we went. I was suddenly inspired and I actually had my camera in my hand. Click click!

For the record, he was right. We had an amazing Texas sunset for about 10 minutes until it faded away.

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And after the clouds faded, we headed out to chase the remaining light for a few minutes in the cold! I love this photo of my daughter because living in Texas, we have more warm days than not and she truly forgot about putting her freezing hands inside her pockets! For the record, under her jacket she is wearing her most favorite shirt….Poppy from the Trolls movie with actual troll hair sticking out that reads glitter, sparkle, and shine! Pink and purple rock her world. Pink and Purple is also the name of her fish. Gavin’s fish is named Fire, along with his stuffed dog, stuffed turtle, and any other animal he loves.

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And once pockets were discovered, they wanted to explore for a bit.

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I spy the moon.

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I attempted to take some selfies with my camera. It was comical!

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So a big thank you to my son for doing a mundane task and noticing the beautiful. I love you guys so much!

Empty Space

We are in the finishing stages of our remodel and all of the furniture has been removed from our living room which the kids have now transformed into their own stage. There is scooter riding, cuddling up in blankets and general silliness. I think I might keep it that way for awhile. Here is a glimpse of what goes on in about 5 minutes at my house……

 

She found a nice nest in the blanket basket. My mother in law made many of the quilts here and I usually use them for client sessions as well. I can never keep the shelves clean….they are filled with DVD’s, photo albums and dozens of chat books ordered from Instagram. If you want to follow along, here is my account…. https://www.instagram.com/peachpinephotography.  It might be time to go back in and organize these shelves again…might make for a prettier image!

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All snuggled up

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For whatever reason they love getting wrapped up in these huge blankets and pretend they are ladybugs, or puppy dogs, or whatever the insect or animal of the days is.

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Last year my brother and sister in law bought them a santa communicator and it is a hit this year as well. Makes for lots of fun conversations and giggles.

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Ella decided she wanted to be part of the action….so here we go with her scooter….

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And back to the microphone….you can see apparently my basset hound, Mosley refuses to be left out.

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And one of my favorite moments from the day….all my little ones together, and most importantly….getting along!

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And seriously….all I want for Christmas is peace in my house! More moments like this. I am thankful that my camera reminds me to slow down and remember that there was fun and laughter amid the craziness of our everyday.

Construction

Everyone knows that fall is a photographers busiest time of the year….so when my husband informed me that we would be putting up a wall in our home and getting wood floors throughout our house I was super excited, then realized…the week before Thanksgiving is not ideal! I am working in a corner of my bedroom with furniture piled all around me with mess and havoc everywhere (I can’t bring myself to take a photo of my working space). Throw in 2 small kids and add in editing every night….I am overwhelmed, but thankful. Absolutely.   Today is loud with all of the sanding and hand scraping that is taking place outside my bedroom door and I wanted to incorporate my kids with the work that is going on. To be completely honest, I haven’t been taking many personal photos lately. I let the craziness of my fall schedule take over, neglect my friends and of course my house becomes a disaster. My goal is to embrace the crazy. Not just when I remember, but every day. I plan on having camera in hand to document my kids throughout the fall and not put photos of my family on the back burner. I am going to try my best to be present with them and not let stress take over, enjoy our time together. My oldest will start kindergarten next fall….and as we all know….this precious time goes by so fast. Here he is trying to be near the construction but he could only take the noise for a few mintues until he ran into the safety of our bedroom.

 

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