We showed up at a friend’s campsite and hung around until dark.  Terrible huh?  We should have spent the night in a tent, but my bed sure did feel warm instead of bundled up by the lake at 39F!


The Matilda Jane Company has exceeded my expectations again with their new spring release of It’s a Wonderful Parade.  Twice a year Matilda Jane releases clothing lines with a massive eagerness awaiting in anticipation. This spring’s release is filled with spring/summer color!  I don’t know about you, but it is time for winter to leave and what a better way to celebrate with Easter and Spring than the brightness of this collection.

This little gal is wearing a Cloudy Puffer Tee, Sweetheart Ruffled Leggings, and the Love Bug Knot Top.  The tee is hippy chic, the top reminds me of strawberry fields, and the leggings are adorable with all the printed hearts in the same shades as the top.  The knot top is versatile in that you can change how tight or loose as your daughter grows.

It’s a Wonderful Parade, A Matilda Jane Clothing Spring 2014 Review






We love Matilda Jane clothing, and received an outfit in the mail to review and more importantly capture photos of the little princess wearing the Turtledove Knot Top, Stippling Tee, and Gallery Leggings.  This princess has been wearing her outfit to church and to school.

Just as I can expect from Matilda Jane Clothing, this outfit is well-made, beautifully designed, and colors galore.

If you’re new to them, Matilda Jane Clothing is a mom-owned company that specializes in uniquely designed girl’s clothing and accessories. Their collections are fun, whimsical, and sized to fit everyone from babies to mammas.  And the best part?  They are so popular that they keep their value pretty well.

Thanks so much for sending the outfit!  We have big plans for a spring shoot with the newest collection coming out in February!

Paint By Numbers Matilda Jane
Paint by Numbers Matilda Jane
Matilda Jane Paint by Numbers



Oh to be a child again!  Maybe some would not agree, but childhood was my favorite age.  Books come to life far more alive than any movie.  Sunsets are spectacular.  Everything, for the most part, is new (and the best ever).

We played in the rain.  We went fishing.  We sat around at home while I read. In Chattanooga, TN, there is a lot for children to do (and be photographed!)

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It is amazing how much changing a little guy can undertake in just a year.  This little guy has grown so fast, and I have enjoyed all the sessions and moments with him and his sweet family.  The neatest thing about photographing a family is also gaining friends.

I wanted to share this session because I enjoyed it immensely and love the shots we captured.

The chaotic life in May has been at an all time high.  Sometimes it is too busy.  When life becomes too busy, things can slip through the cracks and become forgotten.  I worry that I am doing things halfway and not fully with my children, marriage and life.

We had baseball three times a week, working a full-time job and juggling all the other aspects of life.  Running has been suffering (much to my scale’s dismay), but May is complete and baseball is over and hopefully the lazy days of summer are ahead!  Forgive me if I have forgotten anything friends!

We went to a Chattanooga Lookouts game; however, the game was delayed and then rained out.  The kids loved the mascot though!

Life is Busy in Right Field

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  • May 31, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Jen - How fun! It looks like everyone had a great time! I especially like the one where your little miss is hanging on the fence.ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    Audrey - What a busy month! I love the one of your son looking like he’s not sure of something.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2013 - 12:26 am

    Linda - The fact you worry about doing those things “halfway” means you are doing a wonderful job with all those things!ReplyCancel

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Don’t worry about getting jelly all over your face!  Just enjoy your life!

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