a Photo a Day | June 30 – July 6

A full Week in Photos!

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The many faces of Maisy and her belly button made a grand appearance this week!  Umbilical cord is outta here!

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a Photo a Day | June 16 – 29

I went into labor on June 16, finally had Maisy on June 19, and stayed at the hospital until June 21 as my husband and a bunch of fantastic family and friends moved us into our house.  Finally, on June 21 my husband brought me and Miss Maisy home and I’ve been figuring this mom thing out while trying to unpack and catch up on my photography work… all while trying to rest and recover from giving birth.  The past two weeks were not forgotten photographicallly though!  During labor my doula took some beautiful photos on my phone.  After birth and ever since I just can’t take enough photos of Maisy!

Week 1 |  June 16 – 22

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Meet Maisy Joy Calhoun!

I know now-a-days  it is customary to immediately post pictures of big life events on Facebook.  I just couldn’t do that.  Firstly, I’m a photographer and I wasn’t about introduce my baby girl to the world any other way than with my fancy pants camera.  Gotta do the little lady justice!  Secondly, I know that eventually I would post pictures of her on the web but I stubbornly wanted to keep her from that… even if just for a little while.

Yesterday I did it.  I took some pictures of my precious Maisy.  It was actually hard for me to make myself take pictures of her when all I really want to do is stare at her with my own two eyes and hold her all the time.  I could only manage a few photos because we also just moved. We closed on a house the day after Maisy was born.  So, my house is slowly but surely being put together and boxes are getting unpacked but I certainly am limited in how creative I can get with pictures for now.  I figured that’s alright though because, in reality, y’all just want to meet her and I don’t need gobs of photos to do that!  Besides, I have a lifetime to take pictures of my little beauty!

Anyway, with no further adieu, meet my daughter, Maisy Joy Calhoun!

Other posts that might interest you:  Our Annual Photo Spree + Our 3 MO BellyOur 9MO Maternity Photos or any post tagged “Bemusings of a Baby Life.”

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a Photo a Day | April 7 – 13

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Photo 1:  My 8MO session with Scarlett!

Photo 2:  With the nice weather I opened the windows in the studio… I look over to see Haley trying to get as close to said window without falling off the couch.

Photo 3:  A spread of my photography in BRAVA Magazine‘s April issue!

Photo 4:  BRAVA Magazine gifts all their freelance photographers an ad once a year.  Mine ran in the April issue!

Photo 5: Our house is a busy place with Josh hosting music lessons and me conducting my in-home photography studio.  I made this sign so I can welcome his students into the house without having to drop my work to go answer the doorbell.  I figure this will be particularly necessary when we have a dozing baby!  You wake the baby, you die! Just kidding.

Photo 6:  I also made this palette board map art this weekend.  Since we can’t paint our walls in our apartment I wanted to get the baby’s colors incorporated into our space somehow!

Photo 7:  An attempt at a prego selfie (31 weeks pregnant).  All you folks who have mastered the prego selfie, I don’t know how you do it!  I find it very troublesome standing sideways while holding the camera in a place that won’t block anything and still manage to snap the picture without dropping my phone…

A Photo A Day | August 12 – 18

Hello friends!  I am finally getting back in the game after a knock out round with the cold/flu while persevering through a week and weekend of photo madness!!!  Photo count for the week: one boudoir session, one 1MO baby session, one engagement session in Minneapolis, one Minnesota wedding, one Milwaukee wedding.  What a great week!  So much photo fun to be had!

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MONDAY wedding boudoir session (full blog post to come after the wedding)

TUESDAY my hubby’s beautiful eye (I finally saved up enough to spring for a macro lens!  Y’all are in for some macro fun in the coming “a Photo a Day” posts.)

WEDNESDAY 1MO Scarlett Krueger (full blog post coming soon)

THURSDAY Megan + Justin engagement session in Minneapolis

FRIDAY evening shadows on garage doors

SATURDAY  one fairy tale backyard Minnesota wedding (preview coming this week)

SUNDAY  a Jewish wedding of mass amounts of fun in Milwaukee (full blog post coming soon)