14 Nov 2012

A Moment in Time

Before Fin arrived we decided that we were going to spend some money and have professional newborn photos taken.  I am so glad that we took the plunge and did it.  We had our photo shoot 5 days after Fin was born, and to be honest, I don't remember much of it.  What I do remember was trying to figure out how I was going to do my hair, feed my kid (multiple times) and apply eye shadow to my very tired eyes, all before we had to get in front of the camera for pictures that we would stare at for years to come.  (Has anyone else had newborn photos done and felt this way too???).  

Somehow I managed to stay awake for 2 hours to get photos taken, and I am so happy that I did.  We have some fantastic images from that day and I love looking at my little 5 day old baby on our gallery wall as I go up the stairs 100 times a day.  It's so hard to believe that she used to be that small.  She now climbs right up into that rocking chair all by herself and rocks like crazy.

Since Fin has been in our lives I feel like time has sped up about 100 fold.  I honestly have no idea what has happened to 2012 and how it is just about gone.  So, to try and capture a few precious images of our family before our baby is all grown up, we splurged again on some professional photos.  You know I am always money conscious, but these photos to me are worth every penny.  It was a challenge to wrangle Fin throughout the photo shoot, but somehow Alisa makes us look very serene (which we are SO not).  Love it.  

One of my favorites has made it onto our little white end table in the living room (in my favorite dollar store frame - $1 can you believe it???).

I have plans to get a few more up on the wall still....just have to wait for a good frame sale!

Thanks for letting me share.  Thought it might be to take a break from all the DIY and show you who's actually behind the camera.

If you live in the Edmonton area I can't recommend Alisa enough.  You can check out her blog here.

P.S.  Our house tour page is now live! If you are reading this on my site, it's the tab on the top menu titled "Where we Dwell".  If you are reading in email or a reader you will need to click through.  I'll do my best to keep it updated as we check off rooms as complete.


  1. Beautiful photos and Fin is gorgeous!!

  2. Oh my goodness, these photos are so precious! My heart is melting.

    <3 Melissa

    1. Thank you. They make my heart melt just a little too :)

  3. What beautiful photos Kelly!

    I hear ya on the newborn shoot. We splurged too and I felt the same. Actually, I looked AWFUL at ours because I just wanted the photos of Halle, and our photographer managed to get me in front of the camera anyway! Eeek! Since then we had family photos last Oct, 7 month & 1 year photos of Halle, and new family photos taken in October. I need to get more printed and framed and into albums ASAP! ;)


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