My husband and I married in 2005 and in the last year had our daughter Thekla. She’s been a delight as well as a challenge since she made her grand appearance in March.
I’ve struggled a bit with expectations, peer pressures, and realizing that I need to find happiness with the choices I’ve made as a parent, and let those who aren’t happy with them fall by the wayside.
I mean honestly, you never find so many people with opinions as the day you find out you are pregnant!
How this family photo shoot came to be is my friend Angel Ceballos promised us a portrait as a wedding present.
I never took her up on it, even though she offered multiple times. When my daughter hit six months old I realized I would always regret not capturing this time of her life, so I needed to get a move on.
Being old school elder gothlings the idea of an Addams-esque portrait tickled us to no end so we set it up and made it happen.
We live in Seattle (which has been very, very good to us) and live in a house that’s filled with books, movies, felines, and dust. Our life is adventure, exhaustion, and wonder and we could not be happier.