Life Lately | Catch up!

April 24, 2017
What with the online classes I've been taking and trying to get this new house under control (and feed my family on occasion!) it's been hard to give this corner of the internet some love and attention!

But just like the middle child, even though it gets sidelined every now and then, it's never forgotten!

So let's do a little catch up and life lately, shall we?

**Disclaimer! This post is REALLY long and is basically all photos and some captions, so if you're not into that, move along... to the next blog, because, let's be honest, that's pretty much what every post is on here anyway! ;)

A N D E R ' S  B A B Y  B L E S S I N G

March 4-5, 2017 | We decided (sort of last minute!) to make the 7-hour trip to Denver, CO for the blessing of our nephew, Anders. Even though it was a quick trip (hardly even 24 hours!) it was worth every minute to meet such a sweet baby boy and show our love for Lauren and Josh. And with perfect photo ops like what I got all weekend plus some hot dang good hot dogs, how could I complain?

I got the BEST photos of Alexa walking down the sidewalk on this trip. Click here to see!

 C O L O R

March 6, 2017 | The drive back from CO was kind of a terrifying experience! A blizzard decided to hit as we were driving back, and I won't lie. I was pretty scared and was praying my heart out! Thank goodness that prayer was answered, and so was another! I'd been wondering what to do for my "Color" photography assignment and as we drove through that white wall of blizzard, the idea just came to me! As soon as we had service, I texted my good friend Lauren from Hello Whimzy to see if we could get together the next night to pull this off, which we did, and it's my favorite shoot I have EVER done!

Click here to visit Lauren at Hello Whimzy. You'll love her every bit as much as I do! Did I mention she's a mermaid?

B I K E  R I D I N G

March 14, 2017 | We were outside playing and she ran over to a neighbor's house to say hi. There was a bike there and she asked to ride it. The neighbor looked at me and I said it was fine, expecting her to try once or twice, then go back to her balance bike. I ran inside for just a second and came back out to see her zooming down the street like she's been riding a bike all this time! She is one athletically gifted child!


March 10, 2017 | This photo shoot was strictly for fun, and it was! I loved getting to know Courtney better! She is fun and hilarious and just a sweet girl!

P H O T O G R A P H Y  F I N A L

March 26, 2017 | The title of my photography final series was "What are you missing?" My goal was to get people to think about how much time they're spending on their electronic devices and decide if maybe there needs to be some change. The most difficult part of this assignment was definitely getting the focus right since I used a tripod for all of the shots, but with the help of my cute little assistants, I was able to manage, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It was a great way to finish off the class and I feel like I've learned and grown so much! I'm sad it's over, but am really excited about the graphic design class I'm taking now!


April 1, 2017 | It's the Stange family's favorite time of year! SOCCER SEASOOOOOON!!!

B A B Y  J O H N S O N

April 12, 2017 | Lyssi is already a talented photographer herself, but sometimes it's nice to have some photos that YOU'RE in, too! Taking these photos and editing them was an absolute pleasure! Little Spencer is just the SWEETEST! Welcome to motherhood, Lys!

E A S T E R  D R E S S

I wasn't going to make one this year, buuuut... the fabric just called to me! And it was the perfect project to dip my toe back into designing and sewing again! It had been a while and it felt good to be doing it again.

R A I N  P L A Y I N'

While the mamas were talkin', they were jumpin'! Nothing beats a best friend who will jump in the rain with you! My only regret is that Mckenzie and I didn't jump in on the fun, too! We are so grateful for our family's friendship!

We aren't awkward at ALLLLLL... Haha! But you know what they say! Friends who Swig together, stay together! I love you Mckenzie!!!

And that's it! There's our life in a nutshell! Of course, that doesn't include the whining and the screaming (on both ends, unfortunately!) or the chore charts and bribes. Haha! I'll have to tell you about that later. For now, I'm content saying that life lately has been filled ups and downs. Oftentimes I feel like I'm riding a particularly exciting roller coaster that rarely follows a straight track, but no matter how bumpy, the coaster continues onand even though I don't know what's coming next, I look forward with anticipation and hope that whatever loop I'm thrown into next isn't the one that makes me hurl. :)

Have a great week!

Susan is a birth photographer/videographer serving Mesa, Arizona and surrounding cities including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Considering a photographer for your birth? Contact Susan for EDD availability.

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