I love, love, love using this space to show off all of the gorgeous and unique families and happenings that I am blessed to photograph. But today I thought, hey, it’s Christmas Eve. Why not show off my own little family this time?
Since Briggs was 15 months old when we brought him home, he had his first official portraits (done by mommy, of course) at 18 months. Ever since, it’s been my tradition to take his photos around his 1/2 birthday each year. So far, he actually has fun doing this. That’s going to last until he’s 18-and-a-half, right?
Can I just tell you how much I ADORE having a four-year-old. This is hands-down my favorite age so far. Briggs has big thoughts and big questions. He has an amazing sense of humor and most days I feel like I’m just hanging out with him rather than caring for his every need. That’s a big difference, y’all. But as much as he is a real kid now, he also still has just a little bit of baby in him that just melts my heart. He still loves his footie jammies and still says hamburger wrong. He still likes to snuggle and be read to and he always, always holds my hand. I’ve asked him to remain a four-year-old forever, but he’s not making any promises. And speaking of growing up, Briggs is going to be a big brother sometime next month. As much as I am looking forward to having a teeny tiny baby around, I’m so excited to see Briggs grown into his role as a big brother. He is beyond himself with excitement and talks daily about all the things he will teach and do for the baby. I’m eager to see how that all plays out!
On that note, things will probably be pretty quiet around here after the first of the year as I take some time off to care for our new little girl. I’ll still be taking inquiries for family sessions and doing consultations for weddings, but I won’t be doing any shooting again until April. Well, unless you count the thousands of photos I’m sure to be taking of the new babe. I’ll be back to share those, I promise!
Photo Credit: Jen Lints Photography
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful celebrations today and tomorrow. We certainly all have much to celebrate!