Holidays are my jam. I love celebrating, decorating & documenting each month with whichever holiday is coming around. I focus on the bigger holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, BUT I found this site that has a bunch of random holidays that I also add to our calendar. Some of them are a little out there, but most of them are fun things you can easily celebrate (like take a walk in the park day), so why not?! It makes an ordinary Thursday turn exciting super quick. Can’t beat it! This makes our calendar get packed pretty quickly, but I always make sure to schedule time for footprint art & for a photo shoot. This way, I don’t end up scrambling at the last minute.
Y’all already know I had to do a Valentine’s Day photo shoot!! I mean, really, what’s cuter than a naked baby covered in kisses? Not much. Especially, if you’re a FTM that still has googly eyes for your baby. BUT, first & foremost, shout out to Hubs: there’s no way I could get these done without ya! He seriously has come so far. From being an avid picture hater to throwing out suggestions to improve the shot. Do I train them well, or what ?! (jk, jk)
The number one thing that parents struggle with when deciding whether or not to get pictures done of their little ones is cost. Hundreds of dollars for 30 minutes of clicking & 5-10 digital images isn’t cheap! That is why I am a huge proponent of DIY photo shoots. All you need is a few props, a couple common household items & Pinterest inspiration and you can get shots that are just as good as professional! To prepare for this DIY Valentine’s Day photo shoot, I went to Dollar Tree and got $5 worth of props. I bought plastic roses, rose petals, glitter hearts, heart stickers, & foam hearts. I ended up not using the heart stickers, so I’ll save them for next year!