As much as I really love photographing 6 month old babies, 9 month old babies are right up there too!  Those chubby cheeks and open mouth big kisses are just the best!

My awesome mother-in-law came up to help with the kids and Zachary for a few days.  We were so thankful to have her here and the extra set of hands.  With our hospital stay she didn’t get a ton of snuggle time, but we are looking forward to another visit very soon.  I’m also so thankful to this amazing woman for raising such a kind, gentle, loving husband and father for my family.  We are so blessed by her endless investment in him.

Tons of cute, beautiful light, a few gorgeous dimples….all with a side of wrestling.  Makes for a gorgeous session!  Add to it that mom and dad were celebrating their wedding anniversary on this day and it was just magic.

Feb 26, 2017
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We have been struggling.  My little guy has been gassy and I’ve been having lots of pain when he’s breastfeeding, even with what appears to be a good latch.  My midwife looked at him and sure enough, just like Ty and Jude, Zachary has a tongue and lip tie.  We are set to have it corrected on Monday morning by laser.  He’s been miserable, I’m in pain, we are pretty much a mess.  I’m really hoping this is a good fix and the re-learning process to feed will be short and easy.

They always bring their A game!  The energy and fun is always a blast with this sweet family!  And I love that the boys come up with their own ideas of what to do and where to go during our time together.  It’s just the best!

If I’m being honest, I thought Zachary would absolutely rock Jonah’s world.  So much in our house revolves around him.  He’s high energy and always busy, talkative, the center of the action in our house.  So far, almost 2 weeks in, he’s adjusting just fine.  He loves Zachary and is obsessed with giving him love and kisses.  I was surprised at how well he did holding him, patient, kind and gentle.  That hasn’t faded with the newness just yet and I’m so thankful for that.  Sometimes it is a little too much love, but that’s a great problem to have!  He’s had a great example in Jude, that’s for sure. (Zachary was 2 days old here)

One of my most favorite families!  The girls have grown up so much.  I swear Ms. Ava reminds me of a little mini Cindy Crawford!  This was a super fun location to capture them in – I love how their personalities just shine through!

Teagan Jude was born on February 10, 2008.  Ty was 10 years old.  Zachary John was born on February 12, 2017.  Jude is 9 years old.  Teagan came home from the hospital on February 15th that year, Zachary came home on February 14th this year.  These photos were taken almost exactly 9 years apart.  Jude looks just like Ty and Zachary looks just like Jude.

 

We busted out of the hospital a day early and brought Zachary home.  I couldn’t help but take a heart photo of him on his first day home since it was Valentines Day.  The big brothers wanted to join in too.

I’m pretty sure I’ve probably seen Jenn in the grocery store a million times, or Target.  Because now that I know her, I see her ALL THE TIME!  It’s funny really how often we run in to each other!  Jason and I took a Hypnobirthing class at Central Texas Birth Center in the second trimester and Jenn was our instructor.  I can’t recommend her enough.  Even though this is our 5th child, we still go so much out of the class.  She made it fun and interesting and Jason actually even laughed out loud in her classes.  I highly recommend it if you are in the Austin area!  It was a total bonus that I got to meet her sweet family and photograph them.  Jenn you are beautiful inside and out and I’m so thankful I can now call you my friend.

My friend Sarah and her family traveled to Austin in the fall for this session and I just have to share the words she shared when she saw her sneak peek:

“This morning was challenging. Neither girl wanted to be photographed, neither one wanted to be held, or sit on a lap, or smile, or hug her sister, or wear shoes, or generally do anything to make our morning a little easier. Lyndsay reassured me the whole time, saying, “Chaos photographs really well.” She was right.”

I tell clients that alllll the time.  Cute with the perfect amount of chaos lets us see real personalities and that always photographs well.  So if your kids bring the chaos, don’t worry, that works for me!  And what feels like chaos to parents, feels totally normal to me.  I’ll soon have 5 kids and my life is pretty much all chaos, all the time.  I say bring it on!  Sarah and Royal, thanks for making the trip to Austin for your session, I loved seeing you guys again!

When you see on facebook that your client is getting a new puppy and you immediately send an email to make sure said puppy will be attending their upcoming session.  Their puppy could not be any cuter either!  The kids weren’t so sure just yet but man, so very cute!  Taryn and Tino are getting so big.  And can we talk for just a minute about that stink eye Taryn threw out toward the end of the session??  I was laughing so hard.  Mostly because my own Taryn throws out that stink eye on at least a daily basis….hahahaha!