2016 schedule is live!

Well hello, there!  Happy November. Below you'll find our 2016 travel schedule links, just click on a city near you to sign up for a photo session. Prices for 2016 are the same as last year, and we have added a few new places.  Check it out! Locations are also on the sidebar.  

Have a great day, friends!

Photos from Oslo, Norway.

 

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah

enjoy the ride

I hear there is a turning point.  The point at which a parent wonders what happened to the closeness they used to have with their child.  But as for now, I love all of the new stages of our kids.  

Well, except for new born.  I know this is not a popular opinion (except for among the honest) but, newborns are the worst.  Throwing up pooping screaming.  Basically, a pet that behaved that way would be…hmmmm… would be….

Since newborn stage, my kids just keep getting better.  Now, they are more perfect than ever.  Not perfect in the actual sense.  Izzy is untidy and Isaac can be very bothered by me. 

But, they are so adorable.  I know i know.  What nine and ten year olds are adorable?  Mine.  They are confident and outgoing and independent.  I think that that is the proudest observation that a parent makes.  Observing their child become independent.  

Until, of course, they are so independent as to despise your every attempt to parent.  Which may be age ten and twelve for all I know.  I am enjoying the ride though. 

 

 

Photos from Springville, Utah (This young lady was the kids' previous nanny! We miss her.)

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Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah

Elephant Gifts

My birthday is on June 22nd.  Please send gifts to…  I kid.  

I had a summer birthday.  It was usually a few days after school ended.  I always felt so cheated.  I was so jealous of all the kids that got to celebrate their birthdays during the school year.  Jealous in a spiteful way.  Nice cupcakes Jane, you big jerk.  That sort of thing.  

The third grade is Isabelle’s first year of real honest to goodness school.  And she has been looking forward to her birthday since the first day.  Looking forward and planning.  

“Do you think the school will allow a rented elephant?”  

“Sorry.  What is that now?”

“You know, for my birthday.”

“Hmmmm, well, I’m not sure it’s ever come up.  Also, I’m not sure you can rent an elephant.”

“Well, let’s ask.”

Birthdays are parties in this house.  I always felt so special on my birthdays.  My parents did such a wonderful job of celebrating us on birthdays.  And I have really tried to do the same for my kids and my gorgeous Wendy.  

But maybe I’ve gone over the top when my soon to be nine-year old thinks there is a good chance that an elephant is showing up to school on her birthday?

Eventually Izzy was convinced to have a more subdued day.  Cookies and cupcakes for classmates.  (No doubt there was a little summer birthday boy in class eating the cupcakes through a grimace.)  Then we went to pick her up at precisely one o’clock. (She wanted birthday wishes from those not in her class.)  Then the zoo and her soccer game. And for the birthday meal?  Chuck-o-Rama.  Because that is how we do.

Happy Belated Birthday you precious, precocious beautiful girl!!

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah

Happy kids

How to make a child or two deliriously happy:

Raise their bedtime on weekdays from 8pm to 9 pm. You will hear their shouts and screams of joy down several blocks and be squeezed to death with love.

 

Pictures from Austin, TX.

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah