You guys. it’s happening. When I first started photographing, I’d read my friend/mentor/idol, Rachel’s blog and she’d talk about how she dropped both her kids off at school, grabbed a coffee, and would sit down to work. I dreamed of those days, especially while working at my 9-5…and then again when I was home with newborns and not sleeping and in a fog, and maybe even the MOST when I was home with two toddlers wanting to lock myself in a closet and cry—which could never happen because before I could turn the lock I’d have two faces that were at my side telling me that I put milk in the wrong cup or that one hit the other or whatever irrational demands 2 and 3 year olds proclaim. But today…TODAY…for the first time ever, I marched my little guys into nursery school, dropped them off, grabbed a coffee and am in my house ALONE cranking stuff out! It is amazing. There’s no Paw Patrol on in the background. And I made a smoothie and no one asked me for a sip. Heck, I may even shower today for more than 2 minutes. GLORIOUS. (Is there a constant pit in my stomach worrying about how the boys are doing at school? Sure, but I’ll just ignore that as best I can and have Bravo blaring in the background. They are fine. They are fine. They are fine. They are fine.)
But what all this alone time doesn’t mean is that I”ll have more time to write perfect blog posts because this mama has a list of editing she needs to crank out. But I’ll start with this Cape Cod beach session featuring two of my favorite sisters and a 1994 Woody…the kind with the seats facing back that I always dreamed of owning back in 4th grade. The Murphy family brought me out to their gorgeous home in Truro to take photos of their little family. The day was a little overcast and I was bummed that we didn’t get the amazing golden sunsets like I’ve seen here before, but I’d say otherwise these photos are pretty close to perfect, not because of my photography, but because I really think this family did such a good job of capturing the essence of their beach days as a cute little family on the Cape. It was actually the perfect way to memorialize life before Miss A heads off to big girl school TOMORROW!
Some of my favorite shots include the Woody—but don’t freak out if you look at these pictures—the car was NOT moving when these pictures were taken. 🙂
This one might be my favorite.
Honestly guys, I absolutely adore these photos and think your living room wall needs some gigantic enlargements of a few of these. Thanks for being the best of friends & neighbors…and for the black cherry WCs!