It was so nice to finally meet baby Abbey over the weekend. So hard to believe she is already 6 weeks old, it feels like we just took maternity photos at the Virginia Tech Duck Pond! I love doing intimate, relaxed lifestyle newborn sessions in-home and seeing all the hard work that parents have put into the nursery. Jenna and Jay did such an amazing job decorating Abbey's room that I'm pretty sure that I need to hire them to give my son's room a face-lift.
Do you ever get a crush on a business? It happens to me every once in a while… First I get a crush on the business because I’m into their product or service, etc. Then it goes even deeper and I get completely smitten because I realize that they also kick ass at marketing and business or I wouldn’t have gotten that crush on them to start with. Maybe it is a business owner thing?
I saw Route 8 Donuts MONTHS before they opened their storefront. It was a long and excruciating wait for them to open their doors, I was addicted and I hadn’t even tried their donuts yet. Finally they opened and I managed to drop by on a day that they didn’t sell out early and they were well worth the wait. I bought a mixed dozen donuts [basically just for me because no one else in my house eats sweets] and had to photograph their beauty before I devoured them and sank happily into a sugar coma. This box contained red velvet, chocolate frosted with sprinkles, strawberry frosted with sprinkles aka the Homer Simpson donut, Fruity Pebbles, pumpkin spice, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
If you are anywhere near Christiansburg, make sure you drop by [EARLY] for a sweet treat. The donuts are delightful, the shop is adorable, and the owner is a wonderful human being, awesome #GIRLBOSS, and marketing guru. They are located at 1225 W Main St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 and you can visit their website here.
Around 6 months is my favorite baby age, they have so much personality, but most of them cannot crawl that well yet to escape my camera! Baby L was so sweet for her photo session, she had the CUTEST outfits; I wish that pink onesie came in my size. We had tons of fun rolling around on the ground in the shade, eating rose petals, and gazing in wonder at the bubbles floating by.
I don’t do a lot of mini sessions anymore, but since I had received quite a few inquiries for holiday photos and it was getting so late in the year that otherwise I’d never fit everyone in, I caved this year. I’m so glad I did too, I love how these all turned out and I had so much fun with all of these families. Jody the uber-talented mastermind from The Moss & Rose made me this GORGEOUS Anthropologie inspired wreath that was huge and so beautiful and the rest of the goodies I brought from home for two days straight of marathon holiday photos.