Letters to Our Sons | July| Personal Project

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack and Carter,

Summer is winding down. I am amazed at how quick the summer has gone by! Some of the days seemed so long and hard but in the end I cherish these times. I feel like I work hard to try to give you boys wonderful memories to look back on after you’ve grown.

We started the summer heading to the east coast. We were lucky enough that both sets of grandparents were able to come together with us at the beach house for a whole week! We had some awesome beach weather. You boys spent nearly every day digging on the beach. Giant holes, sand castles,  and playing endlessly with the “goo sand”. We looked for shells, enjoyed high tide and low tide. We had a great seafood dinner, fried dough and even enjoyed some mini golf! We were lucky that daddy had the time off to join us too.

We got to spend an extra 10 days at Grammy & Grampa’s too. You guys caught fish, and even cooked them. Grampa built a fire pit in the back and we cooked hot dogs and yummy smores. We took a trip to Canada for strawberries and ice cream. do you remember how yummy they both were? Mommy took her first solo kayak ride and was happy not to tip. You boys got to go in the canoe with Grampa and even went to Canada in the water! We hit Santa’s Village and had a great vacation. You guys are so lucky to have wonderful grandparents!! Mommy is too.

The rest of the summer has been filled with days at home to avoid the heat, pool time, parks with great water features, and a few days exploring new places.

I feel lucky that I get to spend this time with you both.

Love you!

-Mommy

boy on  Hamton Beach
dad and boys on beach BW
Beaver Brook Falls two boys
Santa
boy blowing dandelion
mom and boys
boy throwing a ball
boys in the desert walking away
boys on long road one looking back

 

Thanks for looking – to read more letters – follow the circle to LaShawn.

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Sweet Sisters | Las Vegas Child and Family Portraits

This session started with the youngest not wanting to look at the camera, and the older daughter having a bloody nose all down the front of her dress. Well, I think that must have broken the ice and they warmed up because we got some fabulous pictures… I really loved how close these two girls are. You can just tell they will be best friends forever!

Check out all this sweetness!

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young girl yellow flowers
mom and dad hugging
sisters close up serious
sisters walking holding hands
mom and little girl hugging
sisters giggling las vegas
sisters in white dresses
mom and little girl snuggling
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Downtown Family Fun | Las Vegas Family Photographer

I really love when families come back to me annually for their family photos. I love watching their kids grow, and catching up. This year we decided to hit the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Little Miss Reese is such a cutie pie and by the end of our play date (I mean photo session) her and I are always walking holding hands! Check out some of my favorites from their session. And, if you would like to peek at their session from last year, you can find it here.

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mom and daughter close
close up family laughing
art wall family in las vegas
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close up brick wall family
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dad and daughter laughing art wall las vegas
little girl lollipop las vegas
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Black & White | Blog Circle | Personal Project

I missed a few months of this blog circle due to vacation and just being super busy, but I am back at it. It is a great way to re-energize, be inspired, and try new things. I am in a group with very talented ladies, each with their own unique perspectives on a different topic each month. This months topic is Black & White.

A few month ago I was pushing myself to do more, do better, and participated in a photography class. Some of these I have shared before. I do love a good black and white image. I just love the tones and textures and the mood you can create. It was really hard for me to narrow it down to these. Most of these are of my boys…don’t they look so quiet and sweet. Ha! Luckily I was able to snag a few beauties to step in for me too.

Thanks for looking! And please follow the blog circle to Jessica Cadis Photography for more black and white eye candy!

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July 31, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Stephanie - Love these, Lisa! The one of the boy (is it your son?) who is laying down with his arms up by his head, wow that one really caught my eye right away! Your B/W conversions are beautiful!

August 3, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Aubrey - Lovely, as always, Lisa! I’m loving the doorway photo – it really frames your son well…and those leading lines! Great shot.

August 3, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Teresa Wavra - It is impossible to pick one favorite. They are all so beautiful. If I had to pick just one it would be Jack, with the hat on leaning against the wall with one hand sort of in his pocket. That is such a handsome kid….I said years ago that someday I want him to meet my granddaughter, Abby, who is just beautiful and a very soulful, smart and funny personality. If you were closer I would love to have you photograph all of my granddaughters. You, and your work, are amazing as always.

August 4, 2014 - 8:23 am

Lisa - Thank you Teresa – would love to see you again and meet your beautiful granddaughters one day!

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Letters to Our Sons | May | Personal Project

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter,

I am writing to just you this month. You are still four years old- but a giant four, you will be five in just three months! You are taller than most of the little boys who are a year older than you. This age has been my favorite of you (and of Jack too). You are so full of energy and delight. You aren’t in school full time and that leaves you and I having our “Mommy Days”. You are always such a good companion. We laugh and giggle and tell jokes, whether we are doing errands or just hanging out at home. You have the best little sense of humor. Lately you have been doing a lot of joking, or at least figuring out the difference between a joke and a lie that is funny.

You are full of boy fun all the way to the top of your head. You love dinosaurs, cars and guns – oh the guns… you just want to shoot everything all the time.  I told you that shooting mommy was not allowed. Lucky for me, your reply was that you are always shooting love bullets and bombs at me and that just makes us love each other more. Awe, so sweet right? You continue to amaze me with your sweetness and generosity – always the first one to share, or give a compliment.

You are doing so well in preschool, finishing your month of homework in just a week and sad that there wasn’t more. You are already counting to 100 and able to count by twos, you can write all your letters and are even starting to sound out words. We are so proud of you!

We still struggle with you eating at dinner and I must say it is exhausting. You definitely seem to want the power here. I do hope we can work this out soon.

I continue to beam with joy and pride as I watch you and Jack play more, and play better with each other. I can tell how much you love him and want to be like him. I have noticed lately you peeking at Jack to see what his reaction is to something so that you can mirror it. At the same time I see you becoming your own person, with your own opinions, and holding your ground. I watch you guys fight, and mostly work it out. I listen to you guys plan excursions, and games, and stories. It warms my heart that you guys have such a bond and really do love one another with that brotherly bond.

I love you Carter!

-Mommy

Please read more from these other amazing mom’s and letters to their son’s starting with Kristina Purkey.

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May 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Jana - Beautiful Lisa! Lovely letter and the pics are gorgeous :)

May 19, 2014 - 4:18 pm

LaShawn - Awww! My son loves his dinasaurs and cars too! beautiful photos!

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