Hi, friends. I’m still around, though July is usually my mass exodus from home. It’s so difficult having basically every single family member live 14+hours away. Even more difficult with two kiddos in school. So, our Julys are usually spent reconnecting with cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and college friends.
This trip, we had the amazing opportunity to spend a few days with my husband’s family at Hawk’s Landing Resort, near Camdenton, MO. It was a little bit like a trip back in time. Think little cabins on a lake, no frills, fun little playground, pool, fishing, boating, arcade games, and family meals made in tiny little kitchens.
This is the type of work I absolutely love, laid back, no pressure—just life as it’s happening. I also got to play with a new toy that I hope to use throughout my Fall season. You’ll notice a fisheye effect in several of these pics, which adds interest, but also allows for a bit of dramatic flair. I purchased a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens before the trip, as I know there is a learning curve to perfecting fisheye images.
So, enjoy these. And cling to these summer days that we have left. If you are interested in capturing your little family on a lake adventure or simply in your own backyard, I will be offering discounted Backyard sessions through the end of August!
Oh, and side note. When did my babies get so big? I spent so much time on this trip just staring at them, wide-eyed and crazy-like I’m sure. My sweet girl is becoming a little lady, with strength and confidence, and she is not afraid to do anything. Henry is definitely such a middle child, though I fight so hard to avoid those oversights. He’s sensitive and he’s nervous, but he absolutely conquered the pool this trip, and I could not be prouder of that kid. And, my baby. So much attitude, it is absolutely out of control. But, these little faces, his eyes, his cheeks and baby chunk. I could not be more in love with that baby, even if he decided not to sleep all weekend.
Mommas ramble, that’s what we do. This momma heart is so full.