Mims House | Staci's Bridal Portraits | A Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer

I had the pleasure of taking Staci's bridals at the Mims house last month and we had so much fun! Staci made a STUNNING bride and I'm so excited to share a few of my favorites from her session with you today (you can also check out her engagement session here):

Umstead Park | Staci & Jimmy's Engagement Session | A Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer

Somehow in the busyness of wedding season last spring I neglected to share Staci and Jimmy's engagement session! We took these pictures at Umstead park almost exactly a year ago and, ironically enough, Staci and Jimmy are about to get married this weekend one year later on May 19! Staci and Jimmy are SO sweet and so much fun, as you can see in their pictures! We actually took these pictures right before a big thunderstorm and thankfully we were able to get some great shots before the storm came.

I'm so excited for their wedding at Lake O'Woods this weekend! In the meantime, here's a few of my favorites from their session:

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6 Months With Dom

Dom is six month old! He weighs 15lbs 3oz and is 26.5 inches long. Basically, he's long and skinny...no surprise there! ;)

Dom now wears 6-9 month clothes and he still wakes up two times (or the past week...several times...yikes!) a night. He's been waking up a lot more lately, I'm wondering if it's from teething. We put a pause on solids for a little while because he wasn't interested but he's just started showing more interest in the last week and so I'm trying to feed him one to two meals a day. 

Dom loves:

  • Music- he's gotten really into music this month. Specifically "Old McDonald" for calming him down and "The Stable Song" for going to sleep (what can I say, he has refined tastes?!)
  • Teething banana- he LOVES this
  • Real bananas ;)
  • Grabbing and chewing everything, especially his socks and toes!
  • Going on walks in his stroller
  • His activity center and doorway jumper (for about 15 minutes...then he gets tired)
  • Smiling- seriously, he pretty much smiles every time you look at him (unless he's hungry or tired!)
  • Making a pouty face- when he's not happy and smiling, he's often doing a super dramatic pouty face

Dom doesn't love:

  • Getting stuck on his tummy- Dom can roll front to back and back to front, but he seems to often forget that he can actually roll from his tummy onto his back. So he gets stuck and frustrated and cries until I flip him over. :)
  • Peas- so far, he just makes a grossed out face every time I try to feed them him!
  • Naps- yep, still not a good napper. ;) Most of his naps are STILL 45 minutes!

Firsts this month:

  • Sitting up unassisted (only last very briefly then he falls back over)
  • Holding a bottle on his own (with some help!)
  • Noticing food- he's noticing when we eat now and always seems like he wants some of whatever we're having!

Fine Art Prints Shop

I have exciting news, I've opened a shop! I will be selling fine art prints from my trips to England. You can view all the current prints I have available here.

I first fell in love with England when I studied abroad in London during my senior year of college. Since then, Alex and I have been able to travel there together twice. We were captivated by the stunning green countryside, the picturesque cottages, the quaint villages, and the prestigious historic structures. I am so excited to make a small part of England and a few of my very favorite images available to you!

These prints would make a beautiful addition to your home or would make a great gift for a friend (especially one who loves England or Europe!). A little more information about the prints themselves: All prints are printed on semi-glossy photo paper. The paper is a premium-quality, resin-coated inkjet photo paper and the resin coating on this paper doesn’t show fingerprints, while eliminating any glare that you might get from the full glossy paper. Enlargements and canvases are also available by request.

I'm also running a giveaway on my Instagram so be sure to check that out!

You can see how I've styled them in my home here:

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I used these inexpensive Ikea frames with 12x12 prints to create this gallery wall. I have 12x12 prints available in my shop so you can create these same wall if you want! 

Here are the prints currently available in the shop:

Gold Hill

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Bodleian Library

England Fine Art Print for Sale

Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College Print for Sale

Bibury

Bibury England Fine Art Print

Lavenham Cottage

Lavenham Cottage Print for sale

Big Ben

Big Ben