letter-my beautiful, sweet boy. You are one month today and I feel an equal mixture of astonishment that you’ve been with us for a whole month already and amazement that it’s only been a month that we’ve know you.

This month has definitely been a blur, passing by in a haze of exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and crying…mostly for me, not you. In the times when I feel like I’m going to break from the magnitude of life-changes, hormones, and love, I remind myself to soak in these moments because, hard as they are, they are also beautiful and wonderful.

You, my son, are perfect. That’s the first thing your daddy and I said to each other when you were born: “He’s absolutely perfect.” At least several times a day, I ask him, “Have you ever seen a baby who is cuter?!” Partiality aside, I truly ache when I look at your little face and realize that you are ours. We get to keep you. I have a son. I’m a mama. You are ours.

Reality sinks in over and over again and never seems to settle. I love you so much it hurts. I get knots in my stomach—like that physical ache deep in your gut right before going onstage for a big performance—when I look at you. It’s overwhelming and painful this love I feel for you.

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Happy Monday! I’m so honored that the beautiful bridal blog, Bride Meets Wedding, has featured one of my beautiful July couples today! Lizzie & Andy’s wedding day was filled with beautiful florals and stunning details! Head on over to see what Lizzie had to say about the inspiration behind her wedding.

As you may have noticed on social media (Facebook & Instagram), we have a wonderful, beautiful, amazing announcement! Our son, Henry Michael Crall, was born on November 21st. We are so in love and so excited about our little family of three. As any parent understands, we are at a loss for words and are simply soaking in the joy of this new life we have been given to care for (as well as navigating the new waters of parenthood). He is perfect in every way and we are so incredibly grateful.

As my clients know, I’m currently on maternity leave and will be easing my way back into office work in January. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and congratulatory wishes to us as you have shared in our happiness.

(Photo credit: Sarah Nebel Photography when Henry was 4 days old)

Cody & Anna were one of my final weddings of the 2014 season and what a joy they were to work with! Their wedding day was absolutely perfect with brilliant fall colors outside providing the backdrop to their beautiful bold blue & orange wedding colors. You can see more from their wedding day here in their blog post.
They just finalized their wedding album design last week so I thought I’d share since I believe that the album, more than any other product I offer, tells the best story of the day. Here are a few of the spreads and you can view the entire album here.

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Theirs was a holiday wedding: July 4th. It was a wonderful celebration of their love, commitment, and happiness. You can see so much more from their wedding on their blog post.
They just finalized their wedding album design last week so I thought I’d share since I believe that the album, more than any other product I offer, tells the best story of the day. Here are a few of the spreads and you can view the entire album here.

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