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The Story of Baxter Turns 11|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the previous posts, click here to take a look: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our daily lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. It’s not about the perfect shot, it’s not about ideal lighting – it’s about capturing those little moments that make our lives ours – the detail, the laughter, the fun, the feeling.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to my photographer friends that’s playing along. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

This month comes to you a little late, but for very good reason (well, I believe). Because I knew I wanted to write about Baxter’s birthday – and that’s April 10th, which didn’t coincide with the last Friday of the month.

My little pup – I got him when he was just one day shy of 8 weeks old. He was so teeny. So, so small! Only 8 pounds with teeny little legs that couldn’t make it up the stairs so I had to carry him. He was immediately stubborn – lying down in the grass refusing the move once I strapped a little red collar on him.

When he was little, he wasn’t allowed on the couch. So I used to sneak him onto my lap and we’d watch The People’s Court together. Then when he was just about a year old, my soon-to-be husband and I purchased our home and we moved. My husband said that while we were painting on that first day, the dog had dragged his dog bed in front of the TV (which was on for background noise) and was watching The People’s Court. Hahahaha.

He’s always had so much personality. He’s been through me through the a whirlwind of changes (getting married, moving, having kids!).

In January 2015 we were he got really sick. So sick I was scared and sad. I brought him to the vet who diagnosed him with cancer. She told us that if we decided to operate, he’d get a maximum of 6 months. If we did nothing, we had maybe 2-3 months left. I was devastated. We opted not to operate – it seemed silly to put him through all that for a few months. I scoured the internet and came across a Chinese supplement that was supposed to be good for easing pain in dogs with cancer, so I bought some off ebay. And he wasn’t in as much pain. He started to play more.

On his 10th birthday we celebrated with cake. On the anniversary of his arrival (a story for a different day) we took him to McDonald’s for ice cream.

And now we just celebrated his 11th Birthday! I am so thankful to have this extra time with my good little boy. Hundy-von-hunderson.

First, what the little boy used to look like:

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The Story of Egg Coloring|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the previous posts, click here to take a look: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our daily lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. It’s not about the perfect shot, it’s not about ideal lighting – it’s about capturing those little moments that make our lives ours – the detail, the laughter, the fun, the feeling.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to my photographer friends that’s playing along. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

We started the day off with an Egg Hunt. And let me tell you, it was sheer chaos. I’m not sure we’ll be doing that again!

ct lifestyle photographerThen we went home to color the eggs!

Connecticut Lifestyle PhotographerShe is very proud of her dark blue egg. She waited and waited and waited until it was juuuuuusst right.

Click on to see my very talented friends!

3 Peas Photography
Fabiana Beatriz Photography
Verity Dokter Photography
Audrey Frantz Photography
Nicole Ridella Photography
Niki Strbian Photography
Kathleen Weibel Photography

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The Story of The Winter That Wasn’t|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Has it really been over a year and a half since I did a Life Stories post? Where has time gone? It’s time for a Life Stories revival up in here!

Life has gone by and while I’ve been capturing our moments, I’ve been sharing less. And frankly, with the transition to full day school, we’ve spent less time together and I’ve been less inspired to photograph our moments. And while I’ve enjoying living in the moment and not lugging the big camera everywhere I go, I’ve really missed challenging myself to capture the detail and feeling of what we’re doing. I’ve missed my kids being oblivious to me and my camera (and instead just looking to pose) – and I know years from now, when I’m in my little empty nest, I will look at these simple moments with fondness and be thankful that I’ve captured them.

(And in case you’re wondering, yes, I DO print my pictures. I don’t care how amazing the internet can be with our lives at our fingertips – nothing compares to turning the pages of your family photo album. And I strongly encourage you to print yours, too.)

So. Without further ado,

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the previous posts, click here to take a look: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our daily lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. It’s not about the perfect shot, it’s not about ideal lighting – it’s about capturing those little moments that make our lives ours – the detail, the laughter, the fun, the feeling of our life.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to my photographer friends that’s playing along. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

I’m not going to lie, I was tempted to cheat this month and simply put in photos of my son’s 5th birthday party, that I had already captured – without this project in mind. But, I’d only be cheating myself. I wanted to shoot specifically with this project in mind. So, welcome to the winter that wasn’t – where we played at the part at a mid 50 degree day…in February.

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating!

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3 Peas Photography
Fabiana Beatriz Photography
Verity Dokter Photography
Audrey Frantz Photography
Nicole Ridella Photography
Niki Strbian Photography
Kathleen Weibel Photography

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The Story of our first Aquarium visit: Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the past posts, click here: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

This month we took the kids to their first visit to Mystic Aquarium. I couldn’t wait to see DC’s face when she saw a real life PENGUIN. I thought for sure her head would explode. Little did I know that Scooter would develop and immediate connection with whales and refuse to leave the whale exhibit…requiring several trips back to the belugas.

We had a blast and can’t wait to visit again!

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating! Next up is Olympia Family Photographer, Dawn Kitley. Be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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