Client Tips

4 Things to Have On Hand during your Lifestyle Newborn Session

lifestyle newborn session

In order for your lifestyle newborn session to go off with out a hitch its a good idea to plan in advance. You honestly don’t have to do too much to prepare! I know you just had a baby and that they are taking up most of your time right now. That is to be expected! So to help you prepare ahead of time and start thinking, maybe even before baby comes, here are 4 things that you should have on hand during your lifestyle newborn session.

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Parenting Tips

Baby Bottle Storage Solutions

Baby Bottle Storage Solutions

Back in the days when I was pregnant, I knew I was embarking on a journey that would be filled with stuff. Children have a way of collecting things and there is a lot of stuff that they need. Like lots and lots of stuff! But I didn’t quite realize that the biggest struggle with stuff for an infant is bottles. I expected the toys and my living room to be littered with them and to constantly be picking them up. But I didn’t expect my countertops to be cluttered with bottles constantly. If you’re anything like me, at the end of everyday your counters probably look something like this:

Bottles cluttering countertop

Then, where do all these bottles go? They mostly just sit on the counter waiting to be used again. I really needed some bottle storage solutions. Sigh. So I set out trying to find the best ways to contain this clutter and this is what I’ve found!

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Client Tips

Cake Smash Themes for Girls

Bugs is turning 1 soon!! I’ve been busily planning his party and cake smash session. When looking for ideas for his birthday, I came across so many adorable things! So I thought I should do a couple blog posts of my favorite themes that I’ve come across. I’m going to start with cake smash themes for girls to hold out the suspense for what Bugs theme will be!

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DIY, Parenting Tips

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Move Part 1

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Move

Our move to Glendora marked the 6th time in our 5 years of marriage that we moved! Over the years I’ve learned many tips and tricks for a successful move. I have definitely learned these the hard way, through much trial and error. These are my tried and true methods for getting through a move as painlessly as possible. Nobody wants to move, but hopefully these tips and tricks for a successful move will make it a little easier.

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DIY, Printable

Valentine’s Open When Letters Printable

Valentine's Open When Letters

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! I don’t know about you, but after the holidays I have a hard time getting back into the groove of things. This year, John and I took a week off in between Christmas and New Years. We went out to the river, spent some time working on things for our new Etsy shop, but mostly, we just relaxed.  We played with all of Bugs new Christmas toys, explored the textures and shapes of different rocks, and enjoyed having nowhere to be and nothing to do. It was magical.

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About Me, Parenting Tips

2017 Fitness Goals

As I sit here, reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next, I am reminded of the ever so dreaded New Years Resolution. My life changed this year when I became a dad for the first time. I have learned so much this past year and there are moments that I will remember forever. But there is one thing in my life that has slipped through the cracks. It is something that I am extremely passionate about and that I want to make a priority again. That thing is fitness and exercise. I am by no means “ripped” or “cut”, nor have I ever been. Instead, I have earned the prized “dad bod”. While I am lucky enough to have a wife who loves me even if I have that amazing pear shaped gut, fitting in a workout is still something that is important to me.

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About Me

Goals and Changes for 2017

It’s 2017 ya’ll!! Can you even believe it? I feel like every year just goes by faster and faster. While I try to evaluate my life all throughout the year, the coming of a new year seems like a good time to really kick my butt into gear and think about what I’m doing. So since it’s now officially 2017, I thought I would share some of my goals with you, as well as some big changes coming in this year.

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Photo Sessions

Downtown Glendora Family Lifestyle Session

Downtown Glendora Lifestyle

I did a model call a little while back, and Robin responded.  She told me a little about her family and asked me where I wanted to shoot. I had called for models because I was looking to do something a little bit different. I’m not sure why, but I thought downtown Glendora would be a perfect place to shoot. There are plenty of photo locations and its such a relaxing environment.

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DIY, Printable

Open When Printable

Open When Printable

I just love printables! I’m always on the prowl for good ones that will help make my life just a little bit easier. And if I can’t find them then I make them myself. After making the “Open When” letters for my sister, I decided that I should really make a printable so that I could use them again in the future. This is a fun open when printable that can be used for so many occasions!

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