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Wednesday, November 25

The SoCal Sessions, Pt. 3 {St. Louis Children and Maternity Photographer}

ACK! My life is careening away from my fragile control once again!! How is it already Wednesday??!? On a holiday week??

Let's get back to the good stuff before I get all "vent-y" again... And let's talk about Miss Finley and her parents. Hello, Miss Finley!

Dawn Simon

Hello, Finley's mama and daddy!
Dawn Simon

It was an incredible pleasure to spend the morning with Finley and family on our third day in SoCal. We had come off of an INCREDIBLE day at Disneyland, where Dawn and Finley actually met us to play for the last part of it. We'd slept like ROCKS in our hotel and headed, in the morning, to Dawn's 'hood to get some yummy breakfast and then meet up for photos.

I am still kicking myself for not taking photos of the diner we had brekky at. It was PERFECT! Cannot even remember the name, but I remember the eatery had black and pink Japanese lanterns peppering the ceiling, a gorgeous vintage black/white wallpaper, and just oozed style. And the food was AMAZING.

And the street it was on? PERFECT for the session with Dawn and Co.... So we went two blocks to grab them, then headed back to take photos.
Dawn Simon

Dawn Simon

I LOVE that Dawn's session is two blocks from her home. It doesn't get any more personal than that, right??

Dawn Simon

And oh what fun we had! Dawn and Matt are the laughing types, so we had a kick the entire time, even if much of it was spent chasing Noah and Finley away from busy streets... :)

Dawn Simon

Dawn Simon

Dawn Simon

And then, back to their home to lounge, chat, let the kiddos play, and oh yes--- to OGLE Dawn's art space-- their garage:
Dawn Simon
To respect her privacy, I'll only show that one shot-- because she looks GORGEOUS in it... But trust me. Her garage is a thing of beauty, joy, vibrancy, and life. No one could last in there without getting at least ONE creative urge. She and her hubs are utterly INSPIRING.

And they have treasures galore. When Dawn told me about this thrift store quilt MONTHS ago, I decided it HAD to be in photos when I got there.... And selfish me, I decided *I* had to be in those photos, too. Ha! If I could have gotten away with it, I would have snuck that quilt away under my shirt. But while I am a bit fluffy already, I think that added bulk would have been a bit TOO obvious. Haha!
Dawn Simon

(and one more of gorgeous Finley. Her eyes are unbelievable. Ahhh!!)
Dawn Simon

I loved this session. LOVE this family. LOVE Miss Finley. Kinda want to adopt her for my very own. But only if Dawn came with the package. :)

To bed with me now. I have 76,000 things to get done in barely a day left. I must rest in preparation. Pray for me!
Kidding.
Kind of.

6 comments:

  1. Seriously so precious!!

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  2. Look at little Finley... she's so big!!! Great job Emily.

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  3. She is breathtaking Dawn. And the photos are equally as amazing.

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  4. What a gorgeous family!!! I may be a little biased.

    We had so much fun and love all of our pictures.

    Thanks Em.

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  5. The little girls eyes are so right! Almost clear blue.... Fun pictures!

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