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Let’s talk Milestone Sessions! They are perfect for documenting your little ones milestones during that first year, things like tummy time, sitting, grabbing those cute little baby toes, crawling, walking and everything in between. They are usually held at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and a year although every baby is different so sometimes these ages vary just a bit based on your little ones development. They are also the perfect time to document your other children’s growth and personalities and of course, your heart as a family too! (Hello, killing two birds with one stone!) Another huge benefit of milestone sessions is being able to use the images for birthday party invites/thank you cards, Christmas cards, gifts for your spouse and baby’s grandparents... the list goes on and on. So with all that said, I am now offering a first year milestone package to help make things easier for you (and so you don’t forget to document these special moments in time!). If this is something your interested in, send me an email and I will give you all the details! 💛 • • P.S. Starting in January, milestone sessions can also be held in my in-home lifestyle studio! I’ll be revealing that very soon so keep your eyes peeled 😊️
È stata una mattinata meravigliosa, perché oggi ho fotografato la bimba della mia amica Chiara @ostetrica_chiaramuratori , che di lavoro fa l'ostetrica e che da anni collabora con me. Ormai per me è una di famiglia, e Giorgia, la sua prima bambina, è come una nipote 💗. Giorgia, per chi non lo sapesse, è la piccola che ho fotografato nel campo di zucche a ottobre, è una peperina di quasi 3 anni sensibile e gioiosa. Per lei ho fatto un'eccezione, ed è stata tutto il tempo della sessione con noi. Mi ha aiutata tenendomi lo shusher (il magico oggetto che fa schhhh al posto mio), collaborando in tutto e per tutto con noi e facendoci ridere con la sua simpatia. Insieme a loro il cane Jago, un grande dobermann dolcissimo e protettivo, e pure lui ha voluto essere presente nelle foto. Questa è una delle tante immagini che abbiamo realizzato, fra chiacchiere, risate, colazione con le paste buonissime della Pasticceria Jada vicino al mio studio (chi non la conosce ci vada subito e provi il cremino!!) e infinita dolcezza. Vado a letto felice con il cuore pieno di gioia e cose belle. A domani! ❤️
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Dying to know how all these cute af girls take their cute af car selfies 😭 #carselfies #longhairvibes
A little fashion maternity shoot inside the Alaura studio. 💕🌈 #maternityfashion #babybumplove #fashionista #curvesarebeautiful
Oh that little hand clasp and those curled up toes 💖 One more short week and he’ll be turning 6 months old. For me, it’s an emotional one as it’s been half a year of feeding him exclusively. Those delicious thighs will forever be one of my greatest accomplishments 😜 He’ll soon be eating food but I’m sure we have many more moments like this still to come 💫
Učila me da sebi postavljam izazove od kojih ću biti i postati bolja. Da mudro biram bitke - jer neke i nisu moje da bijem. Puštala me da griješim i da na svojim greškama učim. Nikad nije dozvolila da me te iste greške određuju. Uvijek bi prije mene namirisala sve lažne prijatelje i grozne momke. Ja sam uvijek bila tvrdoglava i zbog tih istih plakala njoj na krilu. Naučila me da zovem nane i dede, svako malo, onako, da mi čuju i da im čujem glas. Objašnjavala u ludim tinejdžerskim danima da je život mnogo više od subote večeri. I da ako me rasplače više od tri puta i nije za mene. Uvijek se veselila avanturama koje me čekaju putem. Veseli se i dalje. Dala mi je više od života. Sve što jesam, jesam zbog nje. I želim da to čuje svaki dan. Svaki dan. Ili barem pročita. Riječi joj često poklanjam. Za Novu godinu ih i uokvirim. P.S. Dobit će i Robija, na više dana 😉❤️ #littlestoriesofmylife
Wouldn’t be a normal day at @riverbabethreads if I wasn’t taken photos for a drop🤷🏽‍♀️ Shoes @lamillerboutique use code Bri20 to save you $$$
If I could give any business advice [I immediately "Impostor" the very moment I link myself + "business advice" together in the same sentence, because I'm in no way at the "success" point yet], it would be advice related to my observations of someone who became a business owner friend to me [and unofficial mentor], who I very-much-so admire this year, Tess from @smackbangdesigns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It'd have to be to ensure you're not the CEO who's doing it all.  In my mind, that's the founder, or Managing Director who's simply going to hit a glass ceiling if you're of the viewpoint that business success comes from you doing it all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2018 for me, was the year I asked myself some of the following questions every time more work [and hours] was potentially going to be added to my weekly hours; who can do these things on my behalf from my team, and more importantly ... who can do this better than me? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It changes everything tbh.  I mean to begin with, it *should* reduce the hours you dedicate to your business week in and week out, but especially for me? It significantly changes who I hire in all TDP hires, i.e our Studio Manager has a flair for systems + processes that my creative [sometimes chaos] brain could only dream of possessing, and our BDM sells TDP 150 times better than I ever could [I shift uncomfortably in my seat when it comes to selling my business in pitches], ... and don't even get me started on our strategy team [all hired because they individually out-digital-market me in different areas of digital marketing]. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As founder? You simply have to lose your ego, and bring on people who are better than you in aspects of your business, and *tell* them that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2019? I'm going to be all about this [or more about this, anyway]. I am anyway.  I mean, I'm zilch ego, and full humility, ... but I'm not *amazing* at delegation, but in 2019? I intend to get a lot better.
{Ugly Sweater Day} made this for monkey last night since it’s holiday theme this week at their school. She gave me a thumbs down, when I asked why, she said “it’s so ugly.” Well dear that was the point.
Well by this time next week they would have torn through their presents, I would have eaten twice my body weight in food and probably had one two many eggnogs and will now be sat, stuffed, on the sofa cramming mince pies in my face. I can't bloomin wait. Just the small matter of getting all the presents and less than a week to sort. No biggy I can do it. In fact I've more chance of successfully completing my Christmas shop and wrap it all by the end of tomorrow then I have getting my husband and kids to understand that I'm not picky or controlling it's just my way is the right way. I almost cracked it this morning, my husband was making himself and Letty some toast while I was slurping my coffee. Noticing a big pile of crumbs he'd left on the side he set about dusting them into his hand, personally I would have used a cloth but I decided to refrain from moaning, you see I've spent 14 years moaning about crumbs all over the worktops so to be honest I looked on with sheer pride as he cleaned up. I took a slurp of coffee to hide my smug smile as he turned to the sink to no doubt I thought dust his hands off into the sink then obviously rinse away. Oh no there was no shaking off in the sink and rinsing, what I had instead was a toast confetti bomb thrown in some sort of random attempt at perhaps maybe hitting the sink. When infact the majority hit me straight in the face. He then dusted his hands off mid air and set to work buttering his toast. Leaving me looking at him stunned covered in toast crumbs. I swear the only reason he did that today is because I have absolutely no voice so couldn't shout at him for not cleaning up properly. Letty clearly thought it was a great idea too and spent the next half hour pelting me with soggy toast. P.S had to use the tree and glitter one last time before Christmas x
One week til Christmas!! I’m so excited to wake up with Olivia to open presents on Christmas morning! She’s been so mesmerized by all the Christmas lights this year, especially on our tree. Every morning she comes down stairs and points at the tree and says “lights on” and then exclaims “wow amazing!” Then she has me pick her up to see all her favorite ornaments on the tree, particularly the one of a bear riding a horse which is the one she’s reaching for in this picture! So I just had to get a picture of her by the tree all lit up. Maybe next year I’ll remember to move my dog out of the picture before attempting tree pictures because all you see is her back half 🤦🏻‍♀️😆oh well... I tried!
They put the jolly in my holly and can be a pain in the mistletoe. But I wouldn’t trade ‘em for all the silent nights in the world. 😉 One more week till Christmas. ❤️💚 #readyornot #thankgoodnessforamazon #greenefour
Baby boy was up at 3 am last night, and the only way I could get him to sleep was letting him sleep on my chest. Oh and now he’s boycotting his nap. Wishing I were my cat today...
Posting these sweet photos of my child to help me remember that he isn’t always screaming bloody murder in public. 🤦🏼‍♀️ The last 3 restaurants we’ve been to have included complete meltdowns & I’m crossing my fingers this isn’t a new stage 🙃@amyfrancesphoto
I think today’s the day 🤸‍♀️ The last of the present wrapping.... WOO! well, that is unless I find any other hidden hidey holes for present stashing that I’ve forgotten about! 🤔😆 (this cute little furry guys found at @downtothewoods 🦌)
Baby Girl, we love you so much already!! 📷: @gabby.cedillo
o n e week until christmas 🖤
#teamsexyandiknowit — made up of college grads who do yoga eat healthy pray take grad classes for fun & play instruments. .......... 😍but at least they look good.
She has handled the transition from only to sibling with such grace. For five years it was just us. I know that I've given her more than she seems to lose with a sibling, but still my heart aches to have to divide my time and attention. . Sunday night she showed me that we could find a new normal. Matt was gone and I was nervous because doing bedtime solo with two had yet to be anything but disaster thus far. She had set up her toy nativity and wanted me to come play with her. As usual, I was attached to a baby on the couch. Instead of getting upset she found the Friend magazine and brought it over for me to read to her while I fed him. And for the first time I managed to get them both to bed on my own. . Slowly but surely we're finding our way. #ariarose
Give me a thumbs up if you've ever done this one👍 . . I have 🙋‍♀️ - a few times! . Between work, children, festive events and Christmas preparations, I'm exhausted! And I'm sure I'm not alone. . You've got to try and laugh about it though. Otherwise you'll ball your eyes out 😭 . Check out my latest post on @selfishmother for a giggle about the sleepy insanity of parenthood. Link in the bio @ignitecopy. . What silly things have you done when sleep deprived?
Where’s the snow 😭 Utah is supposed to be filled by now and it feels like spring. This is Park City from thanksgiving 😔
Morning at the zoo with my three favorite little people #allthoselittlethompsons #getoutside #nczoo
It’s great to come home to some happy mail. This cheeky chap has come all the way from America to my home on the East Coast of England. I still think the postal system runs on some sort of magic, it just blows my mind to think this painting was sat on someone’s desk a week ago and now it’s in a frame on my picture ledge. This is an early gift to myself as I celebrate another year on this planet. Painted and inked by the ever so talented @ccerruti the colours are so vibrant and it looks awesome. If you’ve still got some Christmas shopping to do, please support an amazing artist, crafter or maker and spread that festive cheer. . . . ​#storiesfromhere #storiesfromphill
one fun part about split families is that quincy gets TWO christmases and we get to celebrate early with her this year. im not mad about it. 🎅🏼
Drove all night. Slept in my car for a few hours. Woke up in Wisconsin. Risked frostbite for good photos. Had the best time.
Christmas isn’t always presents and lights, joy and celebration. Sometimes Christmas is a season of lament. ⠀ ⠀ If that’s you, I wrote something for you over at @therabbitroom. Our God knows our grief. And we can find hope in that truth. ⠀ ⠀ [Click the link in my profile to read “He Knows Our Grief” at rabbitroom.com]
Of course I would get sick a week before Christmas. Give me all the coffee around the Christmas tree 🎄🤧
Trying to remind Luca, “he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!” 😉 Instead I’m pouring myself another cup of coffee and reminding myself, “tis the season to be jolly!” 😅 #terribletwos #christmas
55° and sunny on December 18th. ☀️ feeling joyful.
14 years with you by my side. Can’t really sum up what you mean to me or how much I love you in an IG post, but just let me say that you’re my favorite person in the whole wide world and I love every day with you! Glad God heard my little girl prayers and gave me His absolute best! 💗
This gorgeously knitted bonnet in Mulberry from @orchardandcove was the perfect accent to this divine dress from @youngwhimsy ! If you’re still looking for a few Holiday gifts, make sure you check out their sites before the end of the week 😉. . . Dress: @youngwhimsy Bonnet: @orchardandcove Necklace: @beaminambersun ** . . **Check highlight story for discount codes . . #SweetPhiPhi #lifeofphiphi #Phoenix #youngwhimsy #orchardandgrove #beamingambersun #magicofchildhood #letthembelittle #ohheymama #darlingmovement #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #mytinymoments #watchthemgrow #humansofjoy #momcommunity #theeverydayproject #livethelittlethings #momswithcameras #thepursuitofjoyproject #darlingdaily #osbrinkkids #slowfashionforlittles
In all of my 42 years on this wondrous 🌍 I have never been on top of a mountain this breathtaking before! Man, I’ve missed the SNOW!!!! Just magnificent! #mountaintop #exhilerating
From the “Darkest Peru 🇵🇪 to London England ». . Did you know this is what is written on Paddington’s 🐻 tAg 🏷 when he arrived to Waterloo Station?. . I love Paddington ... coming from Peru this could sound like a cliché, but there is more to that . . . When I was growing up, I changed countries and schools every 3 years , and when I would come into a new class I would always feel terrified. Every single first day was the same, and I knew not many children knew where Peru was so I always dreaded the weird looks on the new girl 🙋🏻‍♀️, but then the teachers would ask : “do you know where Peru is ? “ Of course the faces were puzzled, but then she would add “ it is the country where Paddington Bear 🐻 comes from!” And then, there were smiles 😊... . Thank you Paddington , you were my constant ❤️❤️🙏🏻. . . if you stroll along Portobello Road, do come into this shop, full of curiosities and of course of Paddington 🐻❤️ @londontreehouse . . .. . . . . . . . #paddingtonbear #fromthedarkestperu #childhoodmemories #thirdculturekid #multiculturalfamily #peruviangirl #fromperu #tartantrousers #ootd ⠀⠀ #lifeandlensblog #aboutalook #whatiworetoday #myeverydaymagic #choosewellbuyless #coloraddict #flashesofdelight #littlestoriesofmylife #thehappynow #documentinglife #positivemood #thepursuitofjoyproject #styleoftheday #outfitideas #myunicornlife #livethelittlethings #darlingmovement #lovelysquares #londontreehouse
Judah has mastered eating with silverware...and licking the bowl when the food is just that good 😆 (swipe 👈🏻)
I’ve said it tons of times and I’ll say it a ton more... ⠀⠀ If you are trying to make a change, you really need a “why”. Is your wedding coming up and you want to LGN? Does a disease run in your family and you want to prevent getting it? Whatever it is, write it down and look at it whenever you want to quit. ⠀⠀ Before having a family, I didn’t have a “Why”. Now that I have one, I’m able to wake up at early hours to hit the gym and stick to my goals. ⠀⠀ What/who is your reason? Really, tell me. I’d love to hear it. . . . . . . . . . . . ⠀⠀ #dadblogger #dadlife #mindandbody #workoutofthedad #weightloss #getfit #familyovereverything #dad #familyiseverything #healthylifestyle #fatlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlosstransformation #realtalk #fitdad #lovemyfam #ig_fatherhood #momentsofmine #thepursuitofjoyproject #dadblog #reallife #motivational #daddyslittlegirl #daddydaughtertime #daddydaughter #workoutoftheday #crossfitblogger #familyfirst #familyforever #habitandhome @preview.app
Last night we visited @longwoodgardens and are going back a second time this week! Lights were sparkling, wind was singing, and Thomas the train was rolling with his homies. So much to see and so little time (on a school night) 🌲 just one of our Christmas traditions 🌲 what is one of yours? . . . . . . #communityovercompetition #longwoodgardens #woodworking #calledtobecreative #chasinglight #creativityfound #kidsroomdecor #dowhatyoulove #exploretocreate #rusticchic #risingtidesociety #livecolorfully #liveauthentic #nurserydecor #livefullyalive #makeithappen #makersgonnamake #ohheymoma #fromhandtohome #toddlermom #thisismotherhood #pursuepretty #thepursuitofjoyproject #thehappynow #chestercounty #wearethecreativeeconomy
I’m overwhelmed right now. And I’m not talking about workload ish. I’m talking about the fact that I have the most amazing clients who show me love and encouragement on levels I didn’t know were possible in “business”. Calling them clients isn’t even appropriate. They’re friends. ❤️ And these past weeks, they’re showing up. One told me to hold up on a job so that I could focus on celebrating my fave time of year. Another texted me, out of the blue, a series of the best encouraging gifs to get me through. Many reached out to not just give thanks for their photos, but to also encourage in WHY our work is so important to them. Every time past clients dip into my DMs, I seriously get giddy. ❤️ Don’t know what I did to deserve these priceless friends, but I’m forever grateful for the types of people this business has brought into my life. You guys know who you are and you’re my favorite type of humans.
I'm saying "NO!" to the hustle and bustle of the season and taking delights in the small moments that make life grand instead. Like this very moment - I want to sit back and always remember the joy that our tree brought this child - something so simple, but something I never want to forget. So for my last #lightroom tutorial and #tb_transformation_tuesday of the year, I wanted to share how you can also make these simple moments look even more spectacular (swipe yo see the before) Check out the tutorial on my blog if you're looking to enhancing these treasured moments too ❤️
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When sweet memories show up in your feed 🥰 3 years ago drinking my morning coffee while my 1 year old girlie snuggled in with her tea and my son was growing fast in my belly.
I’m giving away two of my favorite Christmas books! 🎄 📚 Along with three other book-loving friends who will also do a give away: @talkwordytome_ @annecropper @anystorywilldo I will be giving one of my all-time favorites since childhood “Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree” and one of my brand new favorites, “The Reindeer Express”. One winner (announced on Thursday) will get ALL EIGHT books!! 📚 To enter, follow all four accounts, tag a friend, and share one of your Christmas traditions below. Merry merry Christmas!🎄 xo-Julie
spending nap time right here || okay, okay... let’s chat enneagram! i was always so against taking a test that boxed me into a category but also longed to have a better explanation of all of these feelings and of who i was- cue my enneagram 4 result! i was so turned off by the idea of these tests but i cannot even explain how identifying has brought me deeper into myself and understanding these past few months. i’ve always felt different and misunderstood even though my heart longs for real genuine connections, but i often relate more to scenery, landscape, a place where i feel like i belong. i feel so deeply that once i hurt to a certain extent- its hard for me to come out of that and forgive. i have been so offended in the past when my mother had referred to me as sensitive, because only i could decide if i was hurt or not. but i am very much indeed, sensitive. my feelings can be most hurt when one takes an idea i have shared with them and makes it their own, mostly because i spent my whole life trying to “fit in” and once i started finding myself around the age of 22 i realized that i was indeed different and i actually have come to love that and it is one of the traits i’m most confident in. i’m still working through if i’m a wing 5 for sure but tendencies are showing it to be true ... okay now that i’m feeling even more vulnerable by sharing, i’m dying to know what you are and why you felt it helped you!?
Of all my favorite family Christmas traditions, this one is the most relaxed and magical. ⠀⠀ Each year on my birthday, seven days before Christmas, we dress in our cozies, take along plenty of blankets, a cup of hot cocoa for everyone, and drive around until our hearts are content (or more than half the children are sound asleep) looking at family displays of Christmas lights and decorations. ⠀⠀ Of all the things we do to make this time of year special, it warms my heart to know how something so simple can bring such joy to these four girls of mine. ⠀⠀ What’s your favorite tradition? ⠀⠀ (Also, anyone else rocking a pitifully bare toddler tree this year?)
Anyone else having a hard time keeping your peace this holiday season?? I have been staying up way too late the last few nights in an attempt to get it all done. My husband helps point out when I’m trying to do too much (even though I get mad at him for doing it), but he’s right (you’re welcome @bamstanton ). I just CAN’T do it all. I have to be ok with things not being perfect and the kids not getting every item on their list. Jesus, help me to keep my focus on YOU this next week (and always). I don’t want to miss out on this special season. Comment and let me know how YOU are doing during this time!! 🎁
Ok, about my bro ⠀⠀ 👫 ⠀⠀ All this Christmas mood (and your comments) inspire me to tell stories ⠀⠀ 🎄✨ ⠀⠀ So, as you know my fam liked to meet all together (not only for weddings or funerals) and my favorite moment was just before dessert, when for children it becomes boring to sit still. I was taking my brother and we were making THE show. ⠀⠀ 💥 ⠀⠀ We were acting! And how! Comic dialogues that we listened once or twice on my fathers audiotape were imprinted in my mind forever. With every intonation, those pauses and our own interpretation of face expressions! ⠀⠀ 🤨🤪😁 ⠀⠀ How was it possible to remember numerous dialogues, for over 1 hour “concert” when at school I couldn’t learn one rhyme and it was a torture?? ⠀⠀ 📝 ⠀⠀ We were making them laugh so much that it was difficult to understand if they laugh or cry! ⠀⠀ 😂 ⠀⠀ At some point I didn’t even have to say something , it was enough to move one eyebrow and they couldn’t help but explode laughing. That was amazing feeling! ⠀⠀ 💁🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️ ⠀⠀ Someone was laughing so much that started grunt or oink 🐷 (you know what I mean, tell me in comments how to say it in English 👇🏻👇🏻) ⠀⠀ ✨ ⠀⠀ My grandfather, who was very respected man struck the table with his palm so much that forks and glasses were jumping and jingling! ⠀⠀ 💥 ⠀⠀ My aunt (which never would show any excessive emotion) was becoming completely red laughing and she had a huge vein on her forehead. ⠀⠀ 🤣 ⠀⠀ They rubbed their eyes with their hands and asking each other to give more napkins, my grandma was sharing her heart drops with sisters, and they were applauding asking one more dialogue, one more and one more ⠀⠀ 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏻 ⠀⠀ I had amazing feeling with my brother, acting with him didn’t need any rehearsal. We were just one mind, one idea ⠀⠀ ❤️ Sometimes I want to come back in that time and that feeling. But how?? ⠀⠀ ——————————————— Photo by @mondinluca not retouched #blackandwhite #bw #idontknowwhyitellingyouthis #whydoitellpeoplethis #familyfirst #nestingly #thepursuitofjoyproject #habitandhome #familyiseverything #familyforever #mytinytribe #ipreview @preview.app #doilookangry #ihave #longlegs #beautifulfit #sexyass and #imverytalanted
Taking in every moment with my sweet Emmy girl ✨ and loving on some of my favorite things with her- baby wearing and cuddles. Oh and bonnets 🥰
A little Christmas ride.
Thank you @wiwiurka_toys for these amazing building blocks. I love these simple toys where kids have to be creative and use their imagination 🖤
Getting to be his Auntie Meggy is the best feeling in the world 🖤 #mynephewiscuterthanyours
7 more sleeps until Christmas 🕯🎁 Also, if my husband doesn’t leave me for these Christmas decorations I keep bringing home, we’re gonna last forever y’all 😂🎄❤️
#ad We are embracing some serious homebody vibes on this blustery day and staying cozy indoors while binge watching our favorite shows. With @rokuplayer I love that I can access Netflix, Hulu, HBO and more all at the click of a button. What is your favorite binge-worthy show?! . . . You can check out all of the amazing products Roku has to offer at http://bit.ly/MeetRoku #HappyStreaming #LoveItAll
That guy always has my back 🎅🏼
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