Thelin Family Welcomes Beautiful Newborn Baby Boy

It is no secret I love doing newborn photo shoots. Between the newborn snuggles and getting to know proud moms and dads (that I almost always want to become best friends with after meeting), and the little bit of chaos that young children bring into life…it just breathes a little life and happiness into me.

Believe it or not, I really miss the younger kid crazy phase of life.

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Commonwealth Park Family Photos with the Barton Family

Not sure if I have mentioned it before or not, but I LOVE redheads. My oldest is my one and only redhead and we were both surprised and delighted to discover we had red hair in the family tree. Now, almost 20 years later, I still get fan girl style happy anytime I see redheads.

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13 Secrets to Perfect At-Home Family Portraits Revealed

In-home family photography is the perfect way to capture your family exactly as they are. It is both meaningful and relaxed, it is weather resistant and bathrooms, makeup touch-ups, and a change of clothes are all within reach.  All of this is especially true when there’s a new baby. 

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Holiday Mini Session Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas is around the corner and the weather is meh, and if you are like me, your list of things you need to get done is already growing. If you want to get the whole family together for one quick shot for your annual holiday card, but you don't want to spend full price because you really just need that ONE photo, let me help cross one thing off the list, painlessly and at an affordable price. 

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15 Proven Wardrobe Tips that Guarantee Success in Family Photos

Coordinating outfits can be the most fun part of getting your family portraits taken, or it can be the biggest headache.  I personally love the puzzle of coordinating everyone (though no one in my family appreciates my efforts on this...and often times I will buy something--for my boys in particular--that is worn JUST for the family photo and never worn again.  Totally worth it, IMHO).

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Valentine's Day Family Traditions: Imperfectly Perfect Family Traditions

I have mentioned before that I am weirdly fond of this holiday.  We have a few long standing traditions that we do every year.  I ALWAYS order heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.  Pizza makes everyone happy and heart shaped pizza even more so. 

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Personal Humiliation and Spiritual Stop Signs

As a teenager in middle and high school, I loved to create new workout plans.  I would fashion workouts for my brother and I to do at early hours in the morning with great anticipation of what all this extra exercise would do to our athletic performance.  To my brother's credit, he would always get up and do these ambitious workouts with me without too much complaint.  Where I had an abundance of desire and ambition, however, I lacked creativity and resources in our workouts.

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Sunday Supper Series: Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken

With four kids who are ALWAYS hungry, dinner time is not my favorite.  There are few things that send me over the edge more than after a crazy day of work, carpooling, laundry and cleaning to have my kids say "What is for dinner?" when I am not well prepared for it.  I am hit or miss on the weekdays (I mean, we always eat...but some days it is grilled cheese or fried egg sandwiches), but Sunday I actually love cooking a nice, well-rounded meal.  It might be the only day I actually sort of enjoy cooking.  Maybe it is the slower pace of Sunday, or maybe it is because going to church puts me in a more generous mood. 

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