Kids Being Kids… and capturing it!

Fall is upon us and here in Michigan it has shown up fast and furious!  While I am BEYOND excited to be sipping on pumpkin spice lattes while wearing my boots & scarves, I can’t believe how fast another season has come and gone.  When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life you don’t realize the changes.  In fact my babes have changed SO much just from the beginning of the Summer to the beginning of Fall.  I mean when summer first started Giada wasn’t even walking yet and now she’s RUNNING!

Pic12As Summer was winding down I knew we needed to get some pictures of these two before yet another season went by.

Pic11I met Adriane from Adriane Baden Photography earlier in the year and I knew she would be perfect to capture these two!

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I threw together some “Fall inspired” get ups and we met Adriane on a weeknight in downtown Rochester.

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Adriane has a little girl of her own so she was really able to relate to the kids and it made the session super laid back and fun!

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  In just about 30 minutes we were able to shoot some pics and be on our way to eating ice cream on a nearby patio! I just loved that I wasn’t trying super hard to get the right poses.  Adriane focused on the kids and just let them goof around!

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Anyone else have babes that seem to change as fast as the seasons?!  Have you documented their changes?

Well, Mom’s in Metro Detroit, you are in LUCK!

Adriane is offering a special to all my readers!! $75 for a quick, simple, and FUN session of your kids just being kids. It’s the perfect price point to capture your babes during this “season” of their childhood!  Meet her someplace local and let the kids run around. She will be sure to capture their personalities!

Pic16I mean, come on. I just about died when I saw the sweetness of this photo.

Thank you so much Adriane, I truly cherish these pics!

Email Adriane for details and be sure to tell her I sent you, you wont regret it!!!!

Macomb County Mini Session Photographer

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The Best Path

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The day has come.  Tomorrow my son is off to preschool! It marks his first time packing a lunch, his first time going to school without a parent, and his first real taste of independence.  He’s been anxiously awaiting this day for quite some time now and you know what?  I am right there with him!! I’m not sad to let him go.  In fact I am so excited for what’s in store this year and everything he is going to experience. 

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For a long time I worried thinking about how a brand new 3 year old would be able to handle full day preschool. Reality is, though, that my husband and I both work so it was full day or nothing.  After going back and forth about our decision we settled on 2 full days a week at a local school with an entire early childhood wing. He will be in a class with other 3 and 4 year olds and expected to be pretty independent throughout the day.  It’s a little nerve wracking thinking of him doing everything on his own, but here I am on the eve of his first day very confident this is exactly what he needs.

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Ari loves to learn and he’s very social.  He thrives with structure and is a sponge when he is around older children.  Last year we went to a Parent & Me class in the evening and he looked forward to it every week.  He was down right disappointed on the weeks we didn’t have class. Seeing his attitude towards school last year I knew that if he didn’t go to school this year, I would be letting him down.  He would be missing out on experiences that he would enjoy so much.

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I subscribe to several parenting blogs and often read diverse opinions and points of view when it comes to parenting.  Although parenting styles can range drastically across the board, I find that every single parent strives for the same thing; the best path for their child.  No two children will travel the same path and that’s ok, but what is important is that every parent find a way to keep their child on their best path possible. Sometimes its scary and sometimes it takes sacrifice, but in the end, it’s so worth it.

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This upcoming year is going to have its ups and downs, but I am confident that this is the best path for Ari and his future!