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User Image athenablude Posted: Nov 19, 2017 7:07 PM (UTC)
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Sundays are for taking the time to enjoy the small things.✨ #sundayismydayofrest
User Image athenablude Posted: Nov 10, 2017 8:01 PM (UTC)
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I once heard that everyone needs at least 8 physical touches a day as there are significant emotional and physical benefits. I can’t attest to the validity of that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true because as a mom I’ve seen what the power of a simple hug and kiss can do and physical touch happens to be one of my love languages. ✨ So with all that said, I say, go and get your hug on today! Whether it be a bear hug, side hug, long hug or cheek hug... just whatever you do, don’t give that weak, back-patting hug. 😉❤️🤗 #hugs #5lovelanguages #spreadlove
User Image athenablude Posted: Nov 9, 2017 8:49 PM (UTC)
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If only you could scratch and sniff this photo, because these rosemary escort cards were more than just visually appealing.👌🏽🌿✨ | @amychampagneevents
User Image athenablude Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:21 PM (UTC)
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Now this is how you end your wedding season! 🎊 #gimmealltheconfetti #frommaytoz
You know you reallyyy love a couple when you make plans to hang after their wedding. Am I right, @williamparkinsonevents? 😍 #padoverjoyed
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 30, 2017 7:32 PM (UTC)
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Halloween festivities went down at Cole’s Preschool today. They had a little parade in the hallways, sang us a few songs and then we had some goodies. All of which was so cute. 🎃🍂🍫 (My boy is the 4th kiddo from the right in the Flash⚡️costume.) #therewere3flashcostumes #whoknewflashwassuchahit #istilldontreallyknowwhoflashistho
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 26, 2017 1:03 AM (UTC)
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When twins (and their grandparents) meet their new sister for the first time. Come see this sweetness and what a Fresh 48* session is all about on the blog. LINK. IN. PROFILE. *I didn’t come up with the name “Fresh 48” and I’m not sure I’m even fond of it, but I am super fond of photographing them! 💖
As my season starts to wind down and I keep up with editing I have come to realize what a magical year it’s been so far... You guys, I have had the sweetest couples, vendors I admire and friends I love that I’ve got to work with, new locations to go to, and don’t get me started on God’s provision...🙌🏽 Y’all, I am truly grateful!❤️ | @amychampagneevents @everthinebridal @simplygorgeousbyerin
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 24, 2017 3:16 AM (UTC)
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Cole finished his first round of soccer (I say round because it was more like a clinic) with @soccertikes this past Saturday. There was a lot of horsing around and play, but my little Lion also brought it when it was time to play a mini game (can you say goals?! 😎). I loved watching his enthusiasm and athleticism that I smile from ear-to-ear even looking at these pictures... and if y’all can’t tell already, I’m the unapologetically proud, cheerleading, mama bear over here. 🙋🏻💛🐻 •s w i p e l e f t• #thatsmyboy #iseethefuture #howcutearelittlekidsplayingsports
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 21, 2017 4:23 PM (UTC)
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To have and to hold... Vows Jessica and Dan are going to make today and a wedding I’ve been looking forward to all year. 💖
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 19, 2017 3:17 PM (UTC)
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As if overnight, my boy has fallen in love with coloring and I love studying him when he does. How he slightly purses his lips when concentrating, his little hand making deliberate and precise strokes now, the way he sits and lets be honest, the fact that he even voluntarily sits... still aaand quietly?! (I know y’all parents of littles feel me on that one 😜). But, what I love even more, is that I get to watch and help nurture all of his talents as interests as they unfold.❤️ #hesthecolorinmyworld
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 13, 2017 3:12 PM (UTC)
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This wedding was full of heart, full of fun and it’s sitting pretty on my blog now. LINK. IN. PROFILE.💖
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 11, 2017 6:38 PM (UTC)
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That I-now-pronounce-you-husband-and-wife feeling! 🙌🏽💏🌿
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 10, 2017 6:25 PM (UTC)
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After a long weekend of shooting weddings (3 to be exact, plus a corporate shoot on Thursday) I am back in the home office attempting to slay the editing that’s piling up, album designs and emails – just like this kiddo of mine slays pretend. ⚔️🖥✨ #werkwerkwerkwerkwerk #sendcoffee #whenplayisworkandworkisplay

PS: who all is happy that Instagram finally updated sharing multiple images from just the square format? I know I am! 🙋🏽
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 7, 2017 4:47 PM (UTC)
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So excited Alana + Tom’s Truelove Farm wedding is finally here! What a lucky lady I am to get to work with them and a bunch a friendors I love and respect today. 🌿🌾✨ #alanafoundtruelove
User Image athenablude Posted: Oct 3, 2017 3:41 AM (UTC)
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After reading from Cole’s children’s bible we ended on a commentary part that asked what are you thankful for. Pausing and thinking for a second Cole said, “I want to thank God for pomegranate seeds and dat they’re dare.” “You mean at the store? Anything else?” I asked. “No, dats it,” he said. Oh, my sweet (and random) boy!

Grateful he’s untouched from the darkness in this world, but when we moved onto our prayers I still prayed with him that the love of God, which abounds in our hearts, would spill out of us. That we would love people and be a light in the darkness, pointing them to the ONE who is near the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. [Psalms 34:18] ❤️ #pomegranategratitudefromtonight #pomegranatepicturefromfeb #heavyhearted #prayingforvegas #prayingfortheworld
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

Especially grateful for my baby daddy and Cole’s grandparents, because without them I wouldn’t be able to work the long hours I do, weekend after weeekend, photographing weddings. 💛 #takesavillage #workingmomlife
User Image athenablude Posted: Sep 25, 2017 4:05 PM (UTC)
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A bow tie and a tie and good undies.
*Piggyback from the video in my last post. #conversationswithcole #weddingattireessentials #couldhebeanysweeter #oranycuter
User Image athenablude Posted: Sep 23, 2017 4:23 PM (UTC)
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I don't know if it was my niece's wedding that made an impression on Cole, but since then he, not encouraged by me, insists he's going to marry his little friend, Adriana (Nana). 💑 In fact, I get punked for her all of the time 😉and just as recently as a few days ago. I was reading a book to him about the months of the year and gave hints for who had a birthday for each month. When I got to my birthday month I said, "This person is the most special to you" to which he quickly replied, "Nana?" I gave a look 🙄 and then he pointed to me. 💁🏽😜(I mean, I didn't think I'd have to start laying on the guilt that I only birthed and fed him from my body and do everything for him quite yet, but if I have toooo... 😏🙃) But, seriously, I can't deny my boy loves this girl. 🤗

Swipe to see his summer love (or as I joke, their engagement session) and hear his 4 year-old words of wisdom on marriage. 😍😛#summerlovin #puppylove #mylittleboy #suchalove