I got to revisit photos from the first styled shoot I was honored to be a part of today. It was only a little over a year ago, but it feels like a different person took these. I’ve learned and grown so much since then, and if we were to do this shoot now I think it would all come out completely different, but I really love looking through the shots and seeing how much I’ve developed (get it?), while still loving what we produced!
This day was the most fun; I remember feeling like the nerdy girl who was asked to sit at the cool kids’ table for lunch when Chabeli asked if I would be interested in participating. I still feel like that whenever someone chooses me to take photos for them. Some things we grow out of, or into, and some things will never change.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I hope everyone else took a shot of Jameson for me while I sat in a steamy bathroom with my sick kid 😂
Planner + Stylist: @ps_plans
10 10518 March, 2019
Sweet Arlo James, you’re 2 months old. You’ve been 2 months old for a few days now, but your mom is often late with these things so we’d both better get used to it.
You are growing like crazy, growl at us when we take your bottle away to burp you, are gripping things and observing like never before, and have a smile that makes me feel like a true superhero when you gift it to me every morning. You love it when I make you dance and your papa beatboxes to you. You do not appreciate waiting too long for your food, but otherwise you’re a mighty chill baby and we are the luckiest to be your parents.
Pictured here being transfixed by the amazing mobile that @jldavila029 and fam MADE and gifted him. Also, look at my feed and decide whether or not I have a favorite onesie... 🦊
8 1335 March, 2019
Getting ready to pick my camera up again and I have butterflies in my stomach about it.
I haven’t taken a photo with my camera since my son was born, and though I’m feeling the itch to create I also feel some anxiety about diving back into my business. One year of owning and operating Another Cup Photography came and went in the blur of new motherhood and I’m deeply proud of all that I accomplished in that one year. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel like I lost some momentum in the last few months. It wouldn’t be truthful to say I know exactly where to start and have a clear plan of action. It would be laughable to declare that I feel completely confident in my ability to juggle my work and motherhood and maintain some semblance of a personal life to boot. Honestly, I’m nervous.
This is what I DO feel sure of: starting slowly, with friends who lift me up creatively and open doors to possibility with no stress or pressure. Learning to work with my son rather than around him excites me and makes me proud and grateful to have my own business in which I can choose to do so. That 2019 is going to be a very cool, important year for me and this little business adventure. ✨
11 13528 February, 2019
Cheesin’ with my newest Valentine
Been cozied up all day with the rain outside watching movies and wearing fuzzy socks. Now papa is making dinner and little man is snoring on my chest and I just can’t believe that this incredible life is mine. ✨
17 18015 February, 2019
Feeling ready to start losing baby weight but also constantly craving 🥞🥐🥯🥧🍦🤷🏼♀️
Shot for @cindyseaglerock
12 10612 February, 2019
Farted and slept through most of the game but mom loves any reason to dress for a theme. 🏈
9 1414 February, 2019
Okay, excuse my brain. When I posted on Friday that Arlo was one month old it wasn’t quite accurate unless we’re going by the moon - he was 4 weeks old. Today, the 28th, he’s actually one month! Call it mom brain if you want, but it’s something I probably would have done before I had a baby.
He shares being born on a 28th with some very special people, including @alyssajrose who captured this moment between us and I am forever grateful for it. Happiest birthday to you, my most wonderful friend, and happy one (actual) month to the bean!
7 14729 January, 2019
✨ ONE MONTH ✨
It’s been the longest and shortest 4 weeks of our lives, but hands down the best. Arlo James, you are just the greatest adventure.
LOVES: eating, farting, bouncing, observing, napping on mom or dad’s chest.
DISLIKES: diaper changes on an empty stomach, tummy time, waiting for the bottle to heat up, mom insisting on taking photos (as clearly demonstrated in this series of photos).
This kid is already holding his head up for prolonged periods of time and looking around with such awareness. He only cries when he’s super hungry or pissed that he hadn’t been picked up yet, otherwise he makes hilarious little dolphin and parrot noises. He snores and coos when he sleeps and his little gas smiles are the best preview to what the real deal will look like, hopefully in just a few weeks!
29 19926 January, 2019
Yesterday marked 9 years of making a life in this crazy city. I knew I would live here when I was in junior high, but I had no idea what my world would end up looking like. I am so grateful for all of it and can’t wait to see how things continue to change and grow! 🌆💛
10 14023 January, 2019
I’m too tired for wine, but looking at this picture sort of takes the edge off too. Join me in some visual imbibing? 🥂 ———
Shot for @vinonoceto
8 12413 January, 2019
First of all: Arlo is okay!
Our sweet boy landed himself back in the hospital on Thursday evening with an infection in his hands - he was admitted to the NICU to make sure there was no infection in his blood and that his immune system (what little he has at 2 weeks old) was doing okay. Luckily it is a localized bacteria and all is well internally! But it cropped up out of nowhere and aggressively, which is unnerving, and he’s being treated with IV antibiotics and cared for by a truly incredible team of nurses and doctors. The infection is slowly going down and being closely monitored, we are hoping to be able to take him home ASAP, most likely in the next few days.
This was out of the blue and totally rocked our world - we thought we would take him to our pediatrician and be sent home with some ointment lickety split, instead we are camping out crib-side in the hospital so we can be with our little man as much as possible. It’s hard, it’s painful, but it’s necessary, and we are growing stronger as a family unit everyday as we work through this.
All positive, healing energy you want to send our way is very welcome, we look forward to getting home and nestling back into our wonderful new life. Parenthood is the wildest roller coaster ride we’ve ever been on!
40 16612 January, 2019
Well friends, week 1 was a doozy, exactly as it should be. We are settling in and figuring things out, completely sleep deprived and completely in love. Week 2 has us a little more confident and happily gelling as a little family, which feels like magic (sometimes really hard magic, but all magic nonetheless). Rhythm is on the horizon and love is flowing strong!
Also, LOOK AT HIS FACE. ✨✨✨