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i shared an afternoon of backyard painting on the picture taker blog today! i think this is the most fun we’ve had in the backyard yet this summer (even the brush, fence and body hose-offs once we’d finished up were a blast for the kiddos!) so if you don’t mind a few splatter marks here and there, i’d definitely recommend this for a good hour of fun!
happy painting ๐Ÿ™‚

“i want to remember it all. the oldest is nearing seven even though i was just cradling her newness yesterday, her baby brothers fast on her heels, and the only way i know how to stop time is with my camera, so i do just that, whenever i can.”

thrilled to have some photos and some words featured over on let the kids dress themselves this week!

you guys! i shared this on instagram a couple weeks ago but just realized i hadn’t shared it here yet — cole’s birth announcements that i crafted are in a book! i had to change his name and did these ones with a multi coloured bunting instead of the simple grey, but it’s still his cute little mug and my little design in there ๐Ÿ™‚

i wonder if i can get oscar’s done before his first birthday… six more weeks…

some of the photos from lila’s fourth birthday session were recently featured in eltern magazine (basically the german equivalent to parents magazine)! it was pretty fun to flip through and find the photos alongside an article (in german — thanks to my friend lisa for translating) about the endless questions kids ask (for anyone who knows lila well, knows this is very apropros). it’s always such a treat to see my work in print, and even moreso when it’s my own kiddos being featured ๐Ÿ™‚ so fun!

as far as i know it’s not available on shelves here in canada, but if anyone knows of a place who carries magazines from overseas, let me know!

it’s kind of impossible to come up with the right words in situations like this — it’s definitely another of those dream [that i never knew i even had] come true moments. these are photos of the halloween issue of better homes and gardens magazine. inside, you will find a 12-page feature of halloween costumes i designed and photographed.

i don’t really know what to say beyond that. other than this is so incredibly cool. and thank you. thank you to the people at bhg. thanks to mark for putting up with the massive mess that went into creating this, and every other costume, party, and random craft i’ve ever decided needs to be done right now. and thank you to all of you. who come here to check out this little blog, and who pin and share the images i take and crafts i make, and who hire me to photograph your families. we have a pretty good thing going here in pinksugarland, and lots of that is thanks to you ๐Ÿ™‚

this is totally reading like an acceptance speech, but whatever. i’m happy, and i’m thankful.

it doesn’t get any less surreal as time goes on — i’m still so thrilled that we’ve been able to be a part of this collaboration, and so excited that mister oscar arrived just in time to join the fun this time around ๐Ÿ™‚ as always, you can see the images zara selected for the campaign (with links to all of the clothing items the kids are wearing) on their website under the brothers and sisters tab (canadians can just follow this link)!
happy shopping!

our second collaboration went up on the zara website over the weekend(!!!) here are some favourites (and outtakes!) from our shoots for this round. you can check out their selections of our family and the others involved by following this link in canada, or clicking on the ‘brothers and sisters’ tab on the left side of the page once you arrive on the site!

still just as blown away by this opportunity now as i was when i shared the first set — such a dream come true. thank you all so much for being so supportive and sharing in our excitement!!

we headed out on a couple of excursions to make an adventure out of the recent collaboration with zara (and to stay warm while it was 30 below that week!). here are some extras and outtakes that didn’t make the final cut.

to see their selections (and the other blogs involved in the project), head over to zara and click on the brothers and sisters tab ๐Ÿ™‚

(yes i’m still crazy excited about this, and still so thankful to all of you for sharing in the excitement! wheee!)

the story of our vacation, in (dozens of) photographs, is up on my business blog today.

and five minutes with my girl in golden sunset light can be found over at 5 minute project.

also, i’ve been getting a lot of questions about our trip and travelling with kids, etc. so i’m going to try to do little q&a post shortly. let me know if you have any questions and i’ll do my best to answer them!

yes, you read that right!

never in my wildest dreams did i ever imagine that my little holiday crafts would end up in the pages of a magazine, so it has been pretty surreal (and awesome) to find the halloween issue of better homes and gardens on shelves this week and open it up to find our house and sweet kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚

thank you to all of you for the support and encouragement over the years (first over on my business blog, then on lila was here, and now here in pinksugarland), thanks to anyone who has ever pinned one of my photos (without you, the people at bhg would never have stumbled across my work), and a huge thank you to better homes and gardens magazine for featuring our little family in your amazing publication.

i’m not feeling the pressure this halloween season at all… ๐Ÿ˜‰

i shared this on facebook the other day, but i wanted to post about it here as well — it’s worth the double mention.

i’m honoured to be included in this chorus of mothers and photographers, speaking about ‘wonder’. i typically avoid any projects that call for writing, because i have a much easier time telling stories with photos than i do with words, but i just couldn’t turn this one down. it’s pretty special ๐Ÿ™‚