In front of the camera

Sorry for the radio silence. We have SOO much going on right now and not enough hours in the day. So I’ve been prioritizing wine and the couch over blogging. I’m sure you understand. We’re friends like that.

A few weeks ago, before things got crazy, we coaxed our friend, Stacey, to this side of the state to take our picture. We can be incredibly awkward in front of the camera, which is why Stacey’s “day in the life” session was perfect. It doesn’t hurt that we’re already friends, and he and Aaron bond over the love of film cameras. #photonerds Stacey brought a bunch of film (!!!) and we took him out to our favorite spot in St. Louis: a beach on the Mississippi River that only exists in the winter months when the water level is low. It’s the perfect spot to explore: cameras for us and nose to the ground for Mojo.

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And, because it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t WORK on something, we also used the trip to grab some (too much?) driftwood. The shot below is one of my favorites from the day!

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Then we headed back to the firehouse for some forced cuddle time out front. Because when you have a firehouse blog, people will ask you for pictures of your FACES in front of the firehouse. Weird, right? So we decided to get some proper blog profile pics.

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The only problem is that now I want to redo this shoot when everything is leafed out and green…

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Then it was time for dinner and relaxing in the courtyard, as you do.

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I love all of these images. They really do capture what life is like for us right now…. well, the days we’re not working on the firehouse. Trust that we basically killed ourselves before Stacey arrived to make sure the guestroom was ready for a human occupant.

I’ll be back (maybe next week?? It’s going to be a crazy one) with some more substantial updates. As always, if you want a sneak peek or a real-time look at our lives, feel free to follow me on Instagram.

  1. How fun! And may I say you are looking particularly beautiful. It’s obvious you two are a happy pair (ok, three, mojo counts!). Great shots!

    1. Aww! Thanks for the sweet comments. Rest assured that I didn’t include many images where my sometimes double chin appeared. (Where did that come from!?!)

      1. I was born with a double chin. Sincerely. I guess there are worse things… 😉

  2. I love all of these photos! You guys look great, and she captured your aura perfectly!

    1. Thanks, Christina! It’s so nice to have some updated shots and capture our family just as it is right now…

  3. Great pics! Now you need to redo the shoot with everything green AND the new addition 🙂

    1. Ha! We actually timed it so we could capture just the three of us. When he gets a bit older I’m sure we’ll do another session.

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