I don’t know if there’s a perfect age for children, a stage that is easier than any other stage, I’ve only been at this mom thing for a little over three years.  What I do know is that I want to freeze my kids at every new stage they enter, and in the first couple of years they are changing massively!  I think it’s a common feeling for moms to want to keep their kids as they are, just stop that moment and keep it locked away forever.  We can’t do that, obviously, and before we know it they are onto a new stage that we love.  That doesn’t stop us from trying though. 

When Rachel first approached me about doing Parker’s pictures for his 2-year birthday I didn’t have anything specific in mind.  But as time grew closer I knew that I would love to capture Parker just as he is.  I don’t know about other moms, but I loved the 2-year stage, they are still so sweet and silly, they can talk to you and express themselves more.  It’s just a great time to be a mom.  I asked Rachel if she would be willing to try out a documentary/storytelling session, which is my attempt at really freezing what this time in their lives is like as a family.  She agreed, because she’s awesome, and we decided to do the session at their home, where they spend most of their time together as a family.    

It was a wonderful experience spending a couple hours with Rachel, Russ, Parker, and Koda (pup).  You can really feel the love in their home.  We played inside for a little while and then headed outside to help dad with his Saturday chores.  Their dog, Koda, is just the sweetest, she is always close by, and never without her Frisbee.  I love that there are several pictures with her either lounging in the background or following them somewhere. 

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