lilacs

The 365 project in May: Rochester Family Photography

The nice days are here, the flowers are in bloom, and my 365 project keeps on truckin'. I'm loving being able to get my family outside to enjoy the sunshine. It adds so many new activities for us to experience as a family, and to watch as Lucas experiences for the first time.

He's growing and learning, but not too fast. He's definitely taking things at his own pace, so when he finally figures something out - it's monumental. I never thought, I'd be so excited to watch a baby learn how to pick up his own food.

A lot of outdoor fun has also been had this month, including festivals, gardening, and getting back on the softball field.

But let's not forget, wedding season's just beginning and we're getting busier by the minute! Not only are our clients getting engaged and married, but our families are as well. Along with that comes family gatherings of all kinds as the preparations continue!

I'm thrilled that I've made it this far in the project. At this point, it feels like it has become a routine to find that photo of the day. When I find it, I feel accomplished and ready to find the next one. I can do this!

So enjoy the recap of my photos from May! Bring it on June! ~ Erin

a few of our favorite things: erin

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Around here, we love getting to know what makes our clients tick. What is it that makes you - you? What are your favorite things? We also think it's only fair that you get to know a little about what we love and who we are. We flipped a coin, and I'm going to go first. Who knows, maybe we have some in common?

what I'm watching

Scandal: Holy geez am I in love with Kerry Washington and her crew of "gladiators."  I'm pretty sure I watched the whole first season on hulu in just under a week.

The Following: Ok, I'm not into creepy scary movies much, but for some reason I can't get enough of this story. Even though, every time they wander into a dark abandoned building, I close my eyes and cower behind a pillow.

the lilacs

I love everything about spring. After a long Rochester winter of hibernation, the feeling of warm sun on my face and the flip flops on my feet are heavenly. But what I love most, is the lilacs.  They're my favorite flower of all time. They're here for such a short amount of time, so I love to get my fill of them every chance I get.

Every year as they bloom at Highland Park, I force my husband to pull over to the side of the road so I can run over to them and take a giant sniff of their amazing scent - every time we drive past them. Ask him, he'll tell you I practically bury my nose into the lilac bushes. I'm a little obsessed. But c'mon, it's with good reason.

Vera Bradley

I don't know what it is about the paisley prints that I adore so much...but my collection steadily grows. Even down to my new Vera flip flops, which if you know me at all, you know my love of flip flops ranks right up there with my love for all things Vera. I'm waiting patiently for Vera Bradley to come out with a line of heavy duty camera bags. A girl can dream, right?  :)

on the web:

Pinterest: Oh pinterest, you continue to distract me with dream gardens, bedrooms, and snacks. We're planning a move to a new house very soon, so my current day dreams often lead to home decor. But it hasn't all been play, In between searches for the perfect bedroom set, we began a board about "What to wear" to your next portrait session with us. We'll continue to add more, so keep checking back for new ideas!

So, what's your favorite tv show these days? Or what have you been pinning on pinterest? We love recommendations, so we'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, get out and enjoy the weekend! One good way to do that is by coming to our Photo Hike on Sunday! Check out the details here: Photo Hike

Hope to see you soon!

Erin