I remember this day so well. I had one session scheduled on a weekday evening at French Regional Park. I decided to bring my family with and they played at the park while I shot. We met up afterwards, went out for dinner, and drove around Minneapolis for a while before going home. We probably didn't even wash our hands when we got home. I'm looking forward to a night like this sometime in the future <3
I’ve been taking this non-essential job thing a little too seriously. I’ve been reading, baking, and watching all sorts of tv during quiet times and bedtime. It’s weird not to work during every single “break” that I have in the day, but I have found myself being a more present mom and I’m grateful for that.
As much as I’ve enjoyed the breather, I am ready to get back to work. I need to for the obvious reasons and also because I miss it like crazy. I also understand that this is very serious, so I’m trying to do my part and treating this as my job.Wishing you all well—mentally and physically.
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These images are from baby Samuel's newborn session in March :)
The sweet Lundberg family (as a distraction) and also a note <3
The hardest part about all of this is explaining it over and over again to my four year old. Our 20 month old doesn’t know the difference, but our 4 year old does. She’s taken everything very well, but she hit a breaking point last night. We were on our walk and she wanted to go to the playground. We tried to explain why she couldn’t and she fell to the floor crying. My husband just looked at me clenching his teeth with stress and I just looked to the cement with tears in my eyes. Never did I imagine that we’d live during a pandemic. We live a very privileged life. We’ve been explaining it the best way we know how. We found something online that suggests saying something along the lines of: “We're working together to keep more people from getting sick by pausing school and other places crowds may be. It’s so awesome that so many people are working to help one another out!” And we rephrase it depending on the situation. It’s...
With all of the sunny weather up ahead, I figure my chance to share a few winter sessions in dwindling!
Meet Bryan and Sarah! They're just as much fun as they look like they are in pictures. I enjoyed spending a very, very cold winter morning with them and I'm really looking forward to their wedding in November!