Ashley & Jada – Mommy & Me Photo Session

Today I’m sharing my most recent Mommy & Me mini session! It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining and it was nice and warm.

I had a great time doing this mommy and me mini session with Ashley & Jada. Jada was a bit hesitant at first, but once I explained that we were going on an adventure, she was all in! We began our adventure by going on a walk to big field.

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Mommy & me photo session, knoxville, tn

Jada loves picking grass and was in search of the perfect stick – which she found pretty quickly!

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There were so many buttercups and dandelions in the fields, and Jada loved picking them. She began a large collection of flowers, which she stashed in her pockets along with some rocks. Jada couldn’t wait to check out the creek with her mom and toss some rocks and sticks into it.

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Jada is so cute and fun! She just turned 3 and is full of so much personality.

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Ashley and Jada have such an incredible bond. You can definitely tell how much they adore each other! Giggling together, hugging, and just loving on each other.

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Instead of blowing off the tops of the dandelions, Jada ripped them off and threw them! This was such a fun and sweet session!

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Mommy & Me mini sessions make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! We have one more round of Mommy & Me mini sessions on April 20. There are only 4 session times available. Contact us to reserve your session time! You can message us on Facebook at Blodgett Family Photography or email us at blodgettfamilyphotography@gmail.com.

Serving the Knoxville, TN area including Maryville and Sevier County.

Mom & Me Lifestyle Session – Kelsey & CJ

Spring is finally here! It’s beautiful, it’s warmer, and it’s the perfect time for new photos. Mother’s Day is only 5 weeks away, and to celebrate we’re doing Mom & Me Mini Sessions! These sessions are so much fun. Moms are often the ones taking all the photos of the children, but we know it’s important for the kids to have photos with mom in them too.

Our first Mom & Me mini session was for Kelsey and CJ, a beautiful young mom and her 10 month old daughter. I could see the love and adoration they had for each other from the moment I met them.

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CJ loved playing with her mommy, checking out the scenery, and smelling the flowers. Isn’t she just so cute!

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Both mother and daughter had fun at our photography session and enjoyed the special time of interaction.

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CJ wasn’t too sure about the prickly grass up on the hill.

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It seems that all babies love the thrill of being tossed up into the air by their parents. This was such a great mom & me photo session! After I delivered the photos to Kelsey, she said:

Thank you SO MUCH for these pictures. I cried while looking at them! They’re wonderful!!!

I really couldn’t ask for a better reaction! I love making clients happy.

Mom & Me mini sessions make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! We’re still booking more Mom & Me mini sessions throughout the month of April! Contact us to book a session! You can message us on Facebook at Blodgett Family Photography or email us at blodgettfamilyphotography@gmail.com.

Serving the Knoxville, TN area including Maryville and Sevier County.

Painting with Kids – Our Family

Painting with kids is so much fun and the boys both love it! It has been one of my favorite activities to do with them! Dominic started finger painting when he was just a year old. And Graham started even earlier! We pull out the paint, brushes and paper a couple of times a week. Everyone knows that Dominic loves painting and many family members have given him painting activity gifts for his birthday and Christmas presents in the past.

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I find it interesting that painting seems to be quite calming for the boys. It puts them in a good mood. Dominic has become very neat and rarely makes much of a mess. He uses a weekly vitamin storage case for a paint pallet – and it works great! I’ve loved watching his painting technique change as he gets older. He went from being super messy with finger paints {painting as much of himself as the paper}. Then he started messily using a brush. And now he’s very neat, concentrated, and deliberate with his painting.

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Graham didn’t do much finger painting because he saw Dominic using a brush, so of course he needed to use one too! He loves doing things the same way that Dominic does them. Graham paints very quickly! He did 4 pages in the time that Dominic did 2. He’s still in the quickly swirling stage and isn’t very deliberate with what he’s painting yet. Before I know it, Graham will be more grown up and painting the way that Dominic paints now. And Dominic’s painting style will change too. Kids really do grow and change so quickly! And our activities and daily life with them changes right along with them as they grow.

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Even though painting with kids can be very messy, I always enjoy seeing what the boys paint. I love that this is a part of our regular life and that these are memories we will cherish forever.

Christmas Decorating – Our Family

Christmas is our family’s favorite time of year, and for us it starts in mid-November! Christmas decorating is one of our most anticipated traditions that we all enjoy. Steve gets the Christmas boxes out of the shed and stacks them in the living room. Then we bring in the box with the Christmas Tree. The boys were so excited! And they couldn’t wait to help daddy put the tree together.

Christmas Decorating is such a special time for our family! We love putting up the tree and as our kids have gotten older they have come to enjoy it just as much as we do. It's delightful seeing their excitement and watching them help decorate.

Graham was only 11 months old when we were doing this last year, so I don’t think he remembers it. This year he was mesmerized by the lights and tried so hard to help put ornaments on the tree. Dominic is now a Christmas decorating pro and put more ornaments on himself than either Steve or I did.

Christmas Decorating is such a special time for our family! We love putting up the tree and as our kids have gotten older they have come to enjoy it just as much as we do. It's delightful seeing their excitement and watching them help decorate.

I love seeing all of our special ornaments on the tree. Each year I’m reminded of so many wonderful times as we hang them. We have the first set of ornaments that Steve and I ever bought, we pieced the set together ourselves to make a Harry Potter theme. Pictured above is the ornament that we got the day that Steve proposed at Biltmore. And each of our boys have a 1st Christmas ornament with their names and pictures. Over the weekend we bought a shooting star ornament for our daughter that we miscarried earlier this year. This December I have plans to do a Christmas countdown of activities and fun things for us to do together. The boys are going to be making some ornaments for us to add to the tree.

Christmas Decorating - Our Family

Christmas Decorating is such a special time for our family! We love putting up the tree and as our kids have gotten older they have come to enjoy it just as much as we do. It's delightful seeing their excitement and watching them help decorate.

The boys made sure that they got to have some fun with the Christmas tree box and the bubble wrap. I wonder if the two of them will even be able to fit in the box together next year. They’re growing up so fast!

Christmas Decorating is such a special time for our family! We love putting up the tree and as our kids have gotten older they have come to enjoy it just as much as we do. It's delightful seeing their excitement and watching them help decorate.

This is also the first year that we’ve ever decorated outside! Other years we’ve lived in apartments or condos and haven’t really been able to decorate outside. Last year we were worn out from our move at the end of November and decided to keep things simple and not decorate outside. But we’ve come to really love the small duplex that we live in. It’s perfect for us and we were excited to put up some outside decorations.

Christmas Decorating - Our Family

Then we finished off the evening looking at Christmas books. We keep these put away for most of the year, but they come out with our Christmas decorations and stay out until we put the decorations away. We love reading these books to our children; many of them are books from my childhood that I loved. Our reading time together is extra special when these books are out.

Christmas Decorating is such a special time for our family! We love putting up the tree and as our kids have gotten older they have come to enjoy it just as much as we do. It's delightful seeing their excitement and watching them help decorate.

Christmas decorating marks the beginning of the Christmas season for us. I think next year we’ll have a new tradition – looking back at pictures from decorating previous years. Seeing how much our kids have grown, hopefully seeing how our family has grown and added more members. In the future we’ll be looking back at a house we no longer live in. And we’ll be remembering the special moments of decorating together as a family. We will treasure these photos and these memories for the rest of our lives and I think our children will treasure them too.

Christmas Decorating Sessions

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Our Family’s Morning

I decided to pull out the camera and document our family’s morning – well a couple hours of it.

Every morning I am awoken by Graham coming into my room and asking to get in bed and nurse. He had been coming in at about 6:30am. Thanks to the time change, though, he has come in at 5:30am the past 2 mornings. A bit earlier than I would like, but at least I get to enjoy some snuggles from my quickly growing boy. When we’re all ready to get up, we move to the living room for the kids to play, and I head to the kitchen to make breakfast, coffee, and tea.

Family Documentary Photos. Our real life in the mornings.

The boys have fun playing while Daddy starts his morning with coffee and Pokemon.

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The boys are rarely ready for breakfast as soon as they wake up. They like to get some playtime in first. Usually about 1 hour after they wake up we move to breakfast time. I almost always make them oatmeal with peanut butter because they’ll actually eat it plus it’s easy {and cheap} to make.

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They always enjoy looking out the back window at the trees while they eat. The only downfall with the oatmeal is that it can be quite messy since our not quite 2-year-old insists on feeding himself most of the time. After breakfast we get the boys changed. Daddy gets ready and leaves for work, and me and the boys head outside for some play time.

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This is our family’s morning – fun and relaxed. It’s nice and probably one of my favorite times of the day. This is our real life: dirty tables, crayon murals on the wall, and toys everywhere. And I wouldn’t want it any other way because our life is filled with joy and love. Our life is beautiful.

 

Our Family Docu-Sessions are the perfect way to capture your family’s real life.