A MIDSUMMER DREAM | HOLLY SPRINGS NC FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

As many of you know I have recently finished my first film class. I am super excited about the ways it is going to expand my storytelling for clients..... and myself. I have been practicing relentlessly and spending loads of time checking out the films of more experienced storytellers. 

One of my favorite short film artists that shoots with her DSLR (aka fancy camera) like me is Francesca Russell from New York. While she is light years ahead of me - she has been doing this for a while, I love that she practices on her own littles ...... just like me. Her website is full of fun photos and videos of her own kids. Let's be honest, they are right there begging us to practice on them :)

She did a video of her own children that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. It had a dreamy whimsical magic about it that drew me in. I knew immediately I wanted to create a similar video for my own children. 

After finishing my class it was one of the first things on my list to create as a gift to myself. So off to the store I went for a bubble machine - which was a necessity for this Moments in Motion story. Now I want to share it with you. 

 

 

MILESTONES | Holly Springs | North Carolina | Family Photographer

And Just Like That You Were Five 

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

Dear Liam

I blinked - I shouldn't have done it, but it happened. I have no idea how it has been five years since August 7, 2011 when you bounded into this world making me a mommy for the first time. You were my best gift.

Today you turned 5. The day before your birthday we had your big party - I made it as awesome as possible, this is, after all, one of the big ones. We had a camping themed party and you had 6 friends spend the night in the tent with you......oh and mommy stayed and slept on the ground with you.

As the sun came up in that tent, you crawled over to me and whispered, "mommy .....mommy.....am I 5?" To which I replied "yes baby." The biggest smile came across your face and you beamed...... birthdays really are magical. 

You are no longer a toddler. You are one of the "big kids" now - but you will still snuggle with me and give me kisses without hesitation. You are able to now do so many things for which you used to depend on me. I am both happy and heartbroken by this independence. 

You are an energetic, loving, empathetic, curious, loud little boy full of love and laughter.

You tell us thank you all the time. You bring me flowers and rocks you find almost daily as little treasures to show your love. 

At 5 you are passionate and love music. Your favorite cartoon changes every day. You are very smart.....sometimes too smart. You bubble over with personality. You have almost mastered swimming - you are just on the edge of overcoming that challenge. Your favorite color is blue (at 4 is was green-nothing stays the same). Nerf guns and dodging nerf bullets have become the norm around our house. Nothing rivals chicken nuggets and "peanut peanut jelly time" sandwiches. 

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

You are an awesome big brother - you love Jack (even though you still aggravate him on some days) - that's what big brother are for thought, right? He wants to be just like you and why not? You are pretty awesome. 

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

HOLLY SPRINGS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

I love who you are and I hope you never change. I can't wait to see what exciting things this next year holds for us. Five is gong to be great!

I love you baby -

Mommy