Goodness, I can't believe how much these littles have grown. Ok, they definitely aren't littles anymore! I have loved getting to take their photos over the years and their family is so special to me! Emerson, Layton and Griffin are absolutely adorable. Every year their photos become some of my absolute favorites. Here are a few of my top images from our session before Christmas (yes, it is practically March). Enjoy!
I hope you all enjoyed the CRAZY weather we had! It was perfectly timed in this house- Joe had extra days off of work which was much appreciated by this sleep deprived mama. Sharpe has been sleeping 12+ hours a night for well over a year, so doing the late night feedings is definitely wearing us(me) out! With Joe off work, there's on feeling guilty about making him get up with me:) Although we are all ready to get out of the house and just do SOMETHING, it was great to have a few more unplanned days home as a family to settle into our new schedule. Wait, do we have a schedule!?! Well, not quite, but we are working on it:) Back to the snow...we have only lived in this house less than 2 years and this is the first big snow- so it was fun to walk out to the "big hill" with ALL of the neighborhood and take Sharpe on a few runs on the sled he got for Christmas. First we had to FIND all of the snow clothes! Sharpe loved it, but in his little outfit he was like a walking marshmallow! But so stinking adorable! Make sure to follow me on instagram where I post lots of personal photos(you've been warned): @lindseyleepics. You can see him there looking as adorable as possible.
Back to catching up on all of my blog posts...Meet Mary Chandler and Will! After working so hard to get our schedules aligned, only to have it be HORRIBLE weather the day of our shoot...we were finally able to get together in December, and boy did we luck out with some pretty sunshine and mild temperatures. I can't wait to shoot their wedding in July! I just love these two! I am so lucky to have such wonderful couples- they truly are all so wonderful and these two are no different. They have been dating since high school, and you can tell they are just meant to be together. This is what makes my job easy! When two people have such a magical connection, they are just themselves and I get to be there with my camera. Love it! Happy Saturday!
Hello world wide web! I'm back- well, sort of! Our little man is 2 weeks old today and boy has the time flown by!
Shepherd Wesley Hartsell was born on January 28th and was 9 lbs 3 ounces and 22.5 inches long!
I thought there was no way in the world he would be bigger than Sharpe when he was born, especially because Shepherd was born 2 weeks earlier, but goodness he came out such a big and perfect boy! He is such a sweet and good natured baby. We are well over here and simply adjusting to life with 2. People weren't lying when they said it was hard work, but we are managing pretty well and figuring it all out:) Sharpe is a great big brother, but honestly, could care less. He is starting to come around and take more interest in "Baby Shepherd", but for the most part his 2 year old self is a little unphased. It probably has something to do with the undivided attention he is getting from all of his grandparents right now;) I'm lucky to have their help, but one little boy is getting more and more spoiled by the second!
After getting 4.5 hours of sleep in a row(apparently there was a feeding in there somewhere, but in my exhaustion I slept right through it. Super dad Joe to the rescue), I feel a little less like The Walking Dead and a little more normal and out of my newborn fog....kinda. Go 4.5 hours of sleep! We did take some newborn pics which I will post soon, but in the meantime I wanted to post Shepherd's nursery. A huge thanks to my dear, dear friend Meredith Beregovski with Georgia Street Design for consulting with me on the nursery details, talking me off ledges when I couldn't find anything I liked and thought the nursery would totally stink, approving my purchases when I did find stuff I liked, helping me find the most perfect fabric and designing the curtains, pillows and crib skirt, and for in general just being one of the greatest friends a girl could ask for. Ya'll, get on her schedule ASAP. Some of her work is soon going to be on a HGTV show that begins filming in the next few weeks! Her work is the real deal and I am so proud of her!
Hope you like it as much as we do! The little guy is still sleeping in our room, but I know he is going to love it in here when he finally does sleep in his own bed.
I knew I wanted a "dog" theme, but pretty much everything I could find was totally kiddie or cartoony- which is definitely not my decorating style. If it's possible, I reached the end of Etsy. To no avail. After I found the Dog wallpaper, it really all started to come together! All of the furniture was from Sharpe's Nursery. He got big boy beds so his nursery furniture was moved into the baby's room. I knew the queen bed had to stay(after debating and debating and debating some more), so after making Joe move the queen bed to literally every wall in the room so I could see how it looked, we finally landed it back to it's original starting point- in between the windows(I'm telling you, I married a saint!). Oh, and Meredith said it would look fine there the whole time, haha...I'm SUPER fun to work with;)
New hardware for the cabinet from Anthropologie, and these cute little scottie dog hooks, too!
Joe and I found the rug at Tuesday Morning up in Asheville just by chance one day. Love Tuesday Morning! Wish I lived closer to one...although that might be a bad thing. The mirrors we already had, they hung over the bed when it was a guest room, we just painted them navy per Meredith;).
I love the fabric, curtain rods, pillows and crib skirt so much! Meredith is the goddess of fabric. As a fabric snob myself, I don't say this lightly, either! She just has a way with seeing how everything is going to look. She sourced these curtain rods, too! I adore them!
Joe really wanted there to be some "hunting dogs" in the room. After reaching the end of the internet for the 5th time, I was able to find some vector images of dogs for sale which I was able to turn blue and print as photos. So proud of this little project! Oh, and Lindsey Lee Photography sells these frames in all sizes if you are interested!
The headboard was the same as we used the guest room. Just tried to find a way to masculine it up a bit.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of his room! I am taking some time off this month and next to be with our sweet Shepherd and Sharpe, but am looking forward to getting some amazing things up on the blog, too. Be sure to check back. Oh, and happy snow days ahead (fingers crossed!).
Before I go underground for a little bit into newborn land, I wanted to get up this gorgeous wedding! You may remember Mary Beth and Lance who got married in Feb- well low and behold, another sister in the same year(they weren't even engaged at MB's wedding;))! Super Fun! I have been so excited to share Abby and Ryan's wedding that was held at The Foundry Inn- which is right outside the campus of UGA Athens. We absolutely fell in love with the place! We had the most perfect day, and the golden tones of the wedding party + the old brick + Abby and her amazing hair were almost just too much beauty to take in! Some days our job is just plain "easy" and we are totally where we are supposed to be- and this was most definitely one of those days. Oh yea, and we are obsessed with their whole family and just love them to pieces! They take Joe and I right in and we can't thank them enough! Here are some of my MOST favorites, although there are too many to pick. Enjoy! And... I'm thinking the next time I post it will be with photos of our new little guy and the reveal of his name and what we have been up to:) I can't wait to share those moments, too:)
Don't forget to watch the slideshow at the end for more photos:)
Love Joe's second shooter shot here. Abby, you kill me!
My shots up top, Joe's here bottom left.
I can't wait for so many amazing 2014 weddings! Padgett and Carson are so fun- we had a blast on our engagement session together…and even though it was mid December when we took these, I was surprised at how much color was still around! Not to mention the fall-like weather- we really lucked out! I love these two- can't wait to celebrate this year! And as a side note to how obviously cute they are- how about Padgett's naturally amazing hair? All the straight-haired girls are super jealous(raises hand). Happy Wednesday! Take some time to view some of my favorites from their session:)
Oh hey crazy dimples;)
Love how comfy these two are together:)