Monthly Archives: September 2014

Five Months of Fatherhood

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Well it happened! I have had that parent moment where I actually forgot what it was like when my little man was a newborn. The crazy thing is that it only took five months! Recently I have had a couple of newborn sessions and I was kind of surprised that I couldn’t actually remember Spencer being that little. So that got me thinking about the past five months and all of the things that I have learned.

  • Early on I learned that sleep deprivation makes your mind do some crazy things. Fortunately the lack of sleep doesn’t last forever, but it appears to be a recurring issue which has popped up again recently.
  • It is real easy to pinch little fingers in the car seat buckle and feel really, really guilty about it.
  • Most of the conversations my wife and I have had in the past five months have somehow revolved around the little man.
  • It is exciting to watch him experience things for the first time, like his first taste of sand and toe dip in the ocean during a recent photo session on the beach.
  • He out grows his clothes quickly, so get the most out of the cute little outfits while you can. I have also learned that some “cute” little boy outfits look a bit like little girl outfits.
  • As he starts eating real, blended foods things get really messy, and not just the eating part.
  • There is an acceptable amount of spit-up that one can endure before changing clothes. I have also learned that he likes to spit up on me just before heading out to an event, I recently had to change shirts three times!
  • When he learns something new he likes to practice. Things like playing with his feet, high pitched squeals, and most recently crawling, which is something he decided to practice at 3am.

Most importantly I have learned that I can do this! While it is scary being responsible for a little one I haven’t broken him yet. I also seem to be able to make him smile and even laugh most of the time. It has been a big change having a new life to care for, but my lovely wife and I have done a pretty good job of supporting one another and I couldn’t imagine a better partner to be on this journey with.

Happy five months Spencer!

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Forsyth Park Family Photography

 

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Fall has finally arrived and while it is not quite time to break out the fleece it has been a nice break from the summer highs. Monday morning I had a beautiful Forsyth Park family photography session, and I must say that I welcomed the cooler weather. It was a nice start to the day, especially for a super cute Indiana family making their first visit to Savannah.

Thank you for allowing me to document your family! I hope you have had a wonderful vacation.

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Savannah International Trade Center Wedding

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I have photographed many events over the years at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, but this past weekend I photographed the beautiful wedding of Amber and William. The esplanade at the Trade Center offered the perfect balance of beauty, with historic River Street as a background for the sweet and touching ceremony. Inside guests were treated to a viewing of artwork created by the groom and a literary themed reception in the ballroom.

Congratulations Amber and William! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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Wedding Venue: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Wedding Planner: Jillian Smith

Officiant: Pastor McDaniel

Catering: Savor

Cake: Baker’s Pride

DJ: Island Sound

Harpist: Leslie Adair

Flowers: Urban Poppy

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