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Hailey + Ellie + Addie + Harper

How much do I love these girls? *THIS MUCH*

How much do I ADORE their new house, filled with the most breathtaking, natural light. *SO MUCH*

The combination? Well, let’s just say that I was happy clapping the entire time I was there.

AND? This is my (counting on my fingers…) 7th or 8th session with this family (not including Harper’s birth)…and this was BY FAR the easiest session of all. LOVE. THESE. GIRLS.

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Love this quick snap…see the photo on the upper left? That’s from Addie’s 6 month session. We tried to recreate it today with all four girls, and as the big girls clambered in I just HAD to a quick photo of these cute little monkeys.

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It’s my favorite time of year!!!

The emails have been POURING in (I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!) asking “WHEN are the mini sessions starting? Have I missed them?”. After last year’s shorter holiday season than usual (for the very best reason of all, of course), THIS year we are doing these back-to-back AND possibly adding a 3rd day. We are halfway booked already (I KNOW!). I hated turning families away last year, and just feel so blessed and honored that those who had to pass on their annual dose of Sugar have waited patiently and are ready to jump back on the bandwagon with us. How lucky am I?

So join us for some crazy, silly, fun and wild holiday card fun!

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Logan + Landry…

Are you in the mood for a story?

Earlier in the week I fell victim to my two oldest begging for a sleepover with my friend, Minivanmom’s, three kids. “But Lucy is my sister!” said Ben, and I got all warm and mushy inside. I texted Minivanmom and she got all warm and mushy back, and we agreed that Thursday night would be perfect for a sleepover. At my house. Six kids.

Kate Gosselin, eat your heart out.

Of course, the finer details were sort of left up in the air. They have to be at camp? That next morning? Sure…it’s just around the corner (except it wasn’t just around the corner). Which is not at ALL the point of my story…I got six kids up, dressed, and out the door around 8. We made it to camp in time, and I made it to the park for Logan and Landry’s session just three minutes late.

Except, as I drove that last block and started thinking in my mind “I’ll start here, and we’ll end up there…and the light should be great because OMG MY CAMERA IS AT HOME”.

Photogs, do me a favor…can you post a comment and share your own “I left my camera/card/battery at home” story? So I’m not the only one? KTHXBAI

Anyway, I called L&L’s mom, who laughed and was not in the least upset (I LOVE THAT WOMAN), and I hightailed it back home.

Even after all THAT, and Landry not feeling so sure about this whole photo-taking-thingamajig (and the mosquitoes, and the mud, and the sweat), we had a great time. I even had the chance to wind down with a little swing pushing and chit chatting…what better way to end a rough start?

SO…all that said…Take a look at what I ended up with. I’m holding a few of my VERY favorites back to surprise their mom. But these turned out pretty darn cute too :)

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(Logan demonstrates the patented Sugar Shooting Stance)




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Suddenly sweet, newborn Noah isn’t a newborn any more. I couldn’t get over how much he had changed from his last session, and just fell head over heels in love with his fluffy hair and big, dark eyes (not to mention those lips!). He was such a happy little guy all through our session, and I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with him (and his awesome family!).




Noah’s grandmother moved to Dallas to take care of him during the day, so of course we had to document the adoration between those two. They have such a sweet, special bond that is so obvious to see.

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(I just love this one with his Mommy…drool and all!)
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One big happy…
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Charisma in spades…

Sweet Ethan is now a graduate of our baby plan. Today’s session was his last of that year-long plan, and I am always so proud to see these little ones grow and change, but sad to see them no longer the sleepy newborn, or smiley 6 month old.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing his brother Alex throughout his first year of life too…and now that neither of these guys will be coming to see me every six month…well, it’s sad!

So we celebrated the big 0-1 by hitting the streets of Deep Ellum.  Because what fits a feisty one year old toddler better than the grunge and character of this area? I know…it was perfect.

Both boys have some serious dance moves, and they showcased them for me today.

But along with dance moves came Kung Fu moves (from a certain Panda, perhaps?).  Alex showed me his mad kung fu skillz:

The birthday boy himself…gonne miss seeing these blue eyes every few months, that’s for sure!

We got a little crazy at the end…”Let’s go defy death kids!” as I put it…and this is one of those shots that just makes me giggle…he did it over and over again. LOVED IT!

This entire session was filled with laughter and energy and just plain, old fashioned joy.  Much love to this little family!