To the Moon and Back | 2/52

New year. New project. And a personal one at that. I have been wanting to commit to a personal project involving photography for a few years now and I feel so honored to have been asked by an extremely talented group of photographers from around the country to participate in a blog circle. Every week we will post photos of our OWN children. I am so pumped about this. At the end of the year I plan to make an album of them. MY OWN ALBUM! :) Can you tell I’m excited? I can’t wait to play with all kinds of different light and angles.

These images were taken on different days but I captured the same mood from both of them…and I love it.

First up: my dear, sweet Emma Leigh. Who I also refer to as Emma Lou…or Lou…and mostly just Lulu. She has the most sensitive heart of anybody I know. She feels everything. And deeply. I have to remind myself to not dismiss her feelings. Yes, she is dramatic, but to her, what’s bothering her is a big deal in her young life. She reminds me daily to stop and slow down; notice the beauty in everyday. She is a daydreamer with an imagination that reaches to infinity and back again. 

And then there is my “baby”. August James. Who I also refer to as Buddy, Bubba, Boobear or Augie. Talk about sweet through and through. He makes my heart swoon when he hugs me, asks me to lay down with him, kisses me anywhere and anytime, and tells me he’s going to marry me when he grows up–and buy me flowers. I always said I didn’t want a boy…what would I do with a boy? They are smelly. And weird. Well, I was very wrong…this little guy has stolen my heart forever.

Want to see some serious talent? Continue through our blog circle by visiting Sarah Cambio‘s blog/site…

SJDxo

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10 Responses to “To the Moon and Back | 2/52”

  1. Julie says:

    Your kids are so striking–love your daughters fair hair with her rich eyes. And I have two boys, never wanted or thought I would have them, and now I can’t imagine wanting anything else!

  2. Julie says:

    I shouldn’t say never wanted, I just assumed I would have girls, our entired family is full of girls!

  3. Shannon says:

    Thank you Julie! :) I understand what you mean completely!

  4. Megan says:

    These are just stunning. I feel like I’m looking right into their hearts through through big, brown eyes!

  5. Lorena says:

    Love how soulful both your kids are!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Oh, those eyes! What sweet images. I can’t get over the eyes….especially on your boy. =)

  7. Shannon says:

    Thanks Jennifer! My daughter’s eyes are stunning but that pic did not do them justice. You’ll see in the near future. :)

  8. Shannon says:

    thank you Megan! :)

  9. Deborah Jordan says:

    God, they are gorgeous! Love them, and you.

 

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