I absolutely love getting to meet and photograph couples who are expecting. There is so much excitement and anticipation! It was such a pleasure to be able to photograph these two in the comfort of their own home, and I can’t wait to go back meet the wee little girl that is hiding inside this beautiful belly!
How wonderful to all of a sudden be able to roll over, push yourself up, stick your hands in your mouth, smile BIG. These are all things that as adults, we take for granted; things we can’t imagine not being able to do. But after only 90 days of life, these small and insignificant seeming tasks can’t be so easily dismissed! How fabulous it must be to be 3 months old and totally ready to take on the world.
It’s become a little bit of a tradition in my family to bake honey cookies for Valentines Day. I’m not sure how it started really. But whenever this time of year comes around, my mom and sisters and I start dreaming about all spice, cinnamon, cloves and honey! The baking process is pretty simple, but the aroma in the kitchen is like no other. I shared the recipe for these fabulous cookies with the Clickinmoms blog a while back, but I somehow I had no picture to share along with it. I figured this year, in the annual honey cookie baking festivities, I would snap a few photos so you can see just how lovely they are! I’ve also included the recipe so you can smell and taste their deliciousness as well. Enjoy!
Happy Valentines Honey Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup honey
3 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp all spice
For cookies: Combine all cookie ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Mix until a smooth ball forms; using your hands will probably work the best.
Roll thin using a rolling pin and cut into desired shape.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes.
For icing: Combine icing sugar and water to desired consistency. Add food coloring as you mix. Once the cookies have cooled, apply icing with a knife and decorate as you like!
I’m always taking so many photos of my little guy, and as much as that can help me to remember who he was at that moment, sometimes words have a way of making a photograph so much more. I thought it would be sweet to write a wee letter to my little man that I can hide away until he’s all grown up. I’d like to grab a pen and paper every so often and just jot down what’s going on at that time- the current obsession, a fun thing we did together, my thoughts on being Mom. Who doesn’t love handwritten notes? So for now,
Dear alphabet obsessed 3 year old…
This is not the 1st time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this fabulous family.. but it is the first time that I got to photograph them as a brand new family of 4! It’s so exciting to photograph a family over & over again- watching them grow, and capturing them just as they are at that very moment.