5 Moments- November 2018

Each month, I look back in reflection on my favorite moments, captures or days. This, in a nutshell, is what I love about photography; documenting the little things. It also provides a glimpse into the past to provoke emotions, share memories and tell stories.

1.Enjoying the Small Moments

If you have been following me for some time then you already know, I absolutely love to stand back. It’s where the magic happens. Don’t get me wrong, there is so much beauty in styled, perfected, planned images- SO much beauty. But when it comes to the real moments in life, the ones I want to remember are the ones where I can be a fly on the wall. Capturing a feeling or a flash in time, like the one I am sharing today, are what drew me to this profession in the first place.

2. More Snow!

There is a huge part of me that is very sad to see the days of tiny people leaving and the new days of having big kids approaching. I so desperately try to hold onto the moments of toddlers and “firsts” and am dragging my feet into the “independence” phase of my girls growing up. It’s hard and I want them to stay little forever. HOWEVER, there are times and moments where the growing up seems okay. And a prefect example of my okay-ness are snow days. I love snow but I love it from inside the house. Not these girls, they love to get out into it and play, play, play. Now that they are big enough to get ready (mostly) by themselves and don’t need me to helicopter in the backyard, I am grateful for growing up.

3. My heart.

My heart, my whole entire heart. Really, that’s all.

4. New babies!

Newborn lifestyle sessions are my absolute faaaaavorite sessions. Tired mamas, excited big siblings, fresh smushy babies. Gah, my heart explodes. I love them especially when they are the with friends. I love watching these powerful, strong women grow into amazing mothers. In November I got to do just this and I am still fawning over the images and experience alike.

5. Baby’s First Christmas

This year, we were those people. The tree was up before Thanksgiving. Now before you roll your eyes at this idea, allow me to explain. We had plans to be out of town for the turkey-filled holiday and I did not want to have to decorate after a week long trip, so the hubs gave me the okay to put everything up before we left. We didn’t end up leaving town due a bout of the flu but we were all still happy to have the tree up early and mostly for one big reason- it’s baby brother’s first Christmas! We are already making the most of this holiday season and enjoying watching the little man take it all in (while also taking all of the ornaments off the tree no matter how high up I move them).


I’m a family photographer in the Boulder and Denver area. I blog about my photography sessions, raising young children and what moms should know when they’re looking to hire a family photographer. If that’s interesting to you, sign up below to get email updates straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading!

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Im Emily. Oh hey!

Hi, I'm Emily. I'm a St. Louis Family and Lifestyle Photographer and this is my blog!  

As a busy mother of 2, I know how quickly time can slip through your fingers. Being able to take the most simple and precious moments in my daughters’ lives and turn them into art that our family can admire forever has been a wonderful experience. The best part about it? I can do the same for you.



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