Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! Hope you all enjoyed the holiday season. We had a very merry time with family and friends but now it’s time to switch gears and get back to work! To be honest, it’s always bittersweet for me. Taking down the Christmas decorations, the twinkling lights and all the pretty trimmings of the season makes me a touch sad. Mostly, I think, because my family leaves and heads back to Montana and the house seems drab after all that glitter and shine.

So, to quickly beat the blues, I decided to do a sisterly photo shoot of my girls today. We have been blessed with crisp, cold days full of bright sunshine (very odd for Portland this time of year) so I figured I better make the best of it. The piles of laundry sat waiting while, Claire, Grace and I played in the gorgeous light. Grace even got into the art direction. She would notice the light change and say “Quick mom, you are losing the light!” Too cute! She directed some shots that I took of her…which I will share with you tomorrow.

So here they are…my six year old and my six month old. Sisters and hopefully, one day, best friends.

Grace and Claire edit1

6 months old edit1

claire bear 6 mos old edit1

feather1 edit

feather2 edit

feather3 edit

six months old 3 edit

six months old2 edit

How has your New Year so far? Any goals or aspirations you want to share? Me? I want to cook more, read more and exercise more!

Have a beautiful Thursday!

Much love to all!


P.S. For those of you who are wondering…I am using Photoshop to edit my photos in addition to Rad Lab. I’m in love with Rad Lab! :) It’s a bit of an investment but so worth it and you can try it out for free.


Filed under Art, Baby, family, photography, Thoughts

15 responses to “Happy New Year!

  1. marty

    These little ladies are incredibly beautiful, Ivy. You are so Blessed !

  2. those eyes! what a beauties!

  3. You pictures are beautiful.

  4. Awww they are sooo cute . God bless these little angels always ! Happy new year !

  5. Christine

    OMG! You are so lucky, they are gorgeous Ivy! Miss you terribly.

  6. so heart felt- the girls are darling thanks for heads up about rad lab

  7. Susana Ares

    So nice pictures!!
    I hope you like my blog



  8. They look like angels! ;)

  9. Possibly the prettiest baby pictures I’ve ever seen, Ivy! Your girls are exquisite – what a darling Claire is!

  10. gracekenington

    They are beautiful , you are lucky :)

  11. ohmygoodness! your girls are beautiful! their soul shines through their eyes. they’re so blessed to have a mother that have the talent to capture them!! & i appreciate you telling us what software you use to edit!!


  12. :* they look so so so so cute, love them both, you have two little angels :)

  13. love your two little beautiful Angeles

  14. What precious children! Very beautiful pictures in your blog!

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