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I’m Vashti!

I am usually not wearing pants [mostly just at home], drinking coffee & sweet tea, obsessively cleaning my house, figuring out dinner for 3, running at the gym, trying to cut carbs, and overthinking ever single aspect of my life.

Wild One Theme Birthday Shoot


Heyyy guys!  Today is J's first birthday!  I need to stop saying this but really I can't believe how fast time has gone.  I recently took a look back at our maternity photos I just would've never realized at that moment that I would be where I am now writing this blog, looking at these pictures.  It is crazy, y'all. 

I knew I needed to get invites sent out for J's birthday but his first birthday session was pushed back due to weather and I wasn't sure the invites would make it to houses on time so I decided I should take a stab at trying to get a couple of shots of J for his first birthday myself, I had all the equipment in my office and we had some time to kill before dad came home so I dived in. 

I planned to do the "Wild One' theme and had purchased a tee pee and his costume ahead of time so I got everything I could find around our house that would go with the theme and rolled with what I was getting.  J was very interested in the lights and instead of trying to force him to smile at the camera which is the most difficult thing at times I captured him being the "wild one" that he is.  I could eat him up I love him so. 

The set up was pretty simple and took no time at all so I set up every thing, tested the lighting and waited until the very end to get J in his costume, if there is one thing I have learned with J is that he doesn't like to be hot or in clothes at all for that matter. E was at work so he couldn't help me so it was just mommy and J.

I think they turned out pretty well for being photographed in our dining room and with no additional lighting as well. 

photography and editing was done by yours truly with a little help from Peter McKinnon presets

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