2021 Maternity Photos With The Deerwood Co!

2021 Maternity Photos With The Deerwood Co!

I can’t believe the time has come for another maternity photoshoot. This pregnancy has seriously flown by (so much so that I haven’t even written about it on this blog, now that Instagram has become my predominant form of posting) – but there’s no better place to share a huge gallery than in this space right here, so let’s get cracking on THE shoot of all shoots…. what has become hands down my favorite photography session I’ve ever done.

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STEVIEPALOOZA 2022!

STEVIEPALOOZA 2022!

The time has FINALLY come!!!! I am SO excited to walk you through all the details of Stevie’s big, groovy, 70’s hippie-inspired first birthday bash! If you’ve been following me for some time now, you know how much I get a thrill from planning “larger than life” events and seeing my visions come alive right in front of my eyes. It seems like each event I do gets bigger and bigger so I guess it’s safe to say I have “no chill” – but all the more reason for me to get this post up and running so that you all can benefit from the inspo, the party planning tips, and of course – the local NJ vendors! Read on to get the lowdown and to view the gallery, shot by Little Nest Portraits NJ and edited by yours truly!

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Stevie’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot by The Deerwood Co!

Stevie’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot by The Deerwood Co!

Ok, wow…. I have gotten increasingly bad at getting blog posts up in a timely fashion, but Stevie turned ONE on September 21st and we did ALL THE THINGS to celebrate her first year of life coming to a close!!! Of course, the first essential was a photoshoot with 70’s retro flair, to match the theme of her birthday party!

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Stevie’s Baptism – 4.30.22

Stevie’s Baptism – 4.30.22

I am thrilled to be sharing the details of Stevie’s Baptism! I’ll start by saying that we aren’t particularly religious people, and Stephen grew up in a non-practicing Jewish household but I am proud to have baptized both of my children into the Catholic church because – especially after the hardships we’ve been though with Indie, we believe it’s important for our girls to have some kind of roots in faith. Personally, I pray during my times of need. And I’m not afraid to thank God when I feel the abundant blessings in my life. I feel strongly that they can (and will ultimately) choose their faith and fall into a natural relationship with religion, and whatever it may end up meaning in their lives is cool by us! I believe we have chosen Godparents for our kids that will really see them and hear them and guide them during their lives’ transitions and this past weekend was a celebration of that for our sweet Stevie Sage. Read on for details about the event, and for a whole gallery of imagery and party-decor inspo!

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Stevie’s 6 Month Portraits by The Deerwood Co!

Stevie’s 6 Month Portraits by The Deerwood Co!

I truly cannot believe how half a year has possibly flown by the way that it did…. but here we are celebrating Stevie’s 6 Month milestone with another set of gorgeous portraits by The Deerwood Co! When Indie was 6 months, I did a “Milk Bath” Style photoshoot and so I thought it would be a good idea to do the same for our second sweet girl. She did amazing! She honestly just chilled in the water, as opposed to Indie who was vigorously splashing… but the one thing they both had in common was eating the flowers! Read on for a few extra details and the full gallery!

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Before & After: Our Master Bath Gut Renovation!

Before & After: Our Master Bath Gut Renovation!

This post is long overdue – but after four months of living in our new home (two of which the project has been complete) I am thrilled to finally reveal our Master Bathroom Before & After Gut Renovation! Read on for photos and details!

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Indie’s Third BEE-Day Portraits by The Deerwood Co!

Indie’s Third BEE-Day Portraits by The Deerwood Co!

I thought it pertinent to give these portraits their own blog post and their own special little corner of the internet. A few weeks ago, with our BEE-Day theme in mind, we traveled down to South Jersey to pay a visit to our pal Jess, owner of The Deerwood Co! She always captures the most gorgeously jawdropping photos and I wanted some professional shots to snap Indie at this precious age, because let’s be real… it’s all going way too fast! Read on for details about our shoot and to see the finished product – two looks, and two spins on the same theme.

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Indie’s Third Bee-Day Party!

Indie’s Third Bee-Day Party!

I’m so excited to share some images from Indie’s Third Bee-Day! If you haven’t already guessed… our theme this year was “The Queen Bee Is Three!” and everything turned out SO dreamy, especially for being a smaller at-home party. Read on for details on the details, and tons of photos!

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Stevie’s Newborn Shoot!

Stevie’s Newborn Shoot!

Between having a baby, landing back in the hospital with postpartum preeclampsia, and then moving – it’s been a busy few weeks to say the least, but I’m so happy to finally share Stevie’s Newborn Shoot, captured beautifully by Jess of The Deerwood Co! Read through for some details into our session and of course to see the photos!

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Stevie’s “Fresh 48” Shoot!

Stevie’s “Fresh 48” Shoot!

I am so excited to share our ‘Fresh 48’ photoshoot by The Deerwood Company! When Indie was born, I had a similar session scheduled and had to cancel for obvious reasons. This time, it brought me such great joy to have our photographer be able to visit the mother-baby unit to photograph our littlest love in all her good health. There’s not much else to say about this other than: look at these GORGEOUS PICS!!!!!!!

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Stevie’s Birth Story

Stevie’s Birth Story

First thing’s first – I’m writing this, four days postpartum, from my couch with my baby. Home and healthy. Quite the 180 from Indie’s birth story, where I struggled to find my words from the NICU. Stevie’s entry, however, still packs a dramatic punch – and I am so eager to jot it all down on this blog. Read on for all the details (and some potentially graphic but really cool birth photography by my amazing husband!)

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