This page has moved to a new address.

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: April 2013

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

a long weekend in VA...

last thursday penny and i took a 7 hour journey to an adorable little farm house in Virginia, right on the Chesapeake Bay. we met up with some old friends from NY whom i get to see maybe once a year if we're lucky. sadly, evan wasn't able to take the time off and come with us so mama had to put her big girl pants on and make the road trip, with a toddler, all by herself. sometimes i surprise even myself with how far i've come. before penny, you wouldn't catch me taking such drives all by my lonesome, but something about having this little girl who i want to show the world to will make me push those fears aside and just go for it. i'm so glad we did too, because this weekend was amazing!
i could have stayed there forever...

you can see many more pics HERE, if you so desire...

Labels: , ,


"a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013."

penny: you and i took a little road trip to Virginia last week to spend a long weekend with some friends. you were really in your element there. spending our days taking walks to the water, saying 'good morning' & 'good night' to the chickens, and picking loads of flowers in the fields. it makes me ache to live somewhere with more room for you to explore, but for now we'll keep taking road trips and showing you all this world has to offer. luckily we won't have to wait too much longer for your next adventure, we leave for Italy in just 11 days. talk about adventures!

linking up with jodi


Monday, April 22, 2013

around the yard...

these days we spend much of our mornings and afternoons picking flowers, finding sticks, and saying 'hi' to all the bugs spring has brought us. we're being sure to enjoy these days before the extreme heat of a southern summer hits. it's just a matter of days now...


Saturday, April 20, 2013


"a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013."

penny: this week we found out that you have a love of lemons that rivals even your mama's! i gave you one thinking that you would probably just make a funny sour face (kinda mean, i know), i would have a good chuckle, you'd drop it, and that would be it. instead you walked around with that dang lemon half for a good 15 minutes sucking and chomping away at it. in all fairness, you did still give me a good chuckle!

in this week full of sad, scary, and depressing news, i'm so so very glad that i have you to show me what is absolutely perfect and beautiful in this world! i love you, my little girl... 

*linking up with jodi*


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

this morning...

i hope i never forget the little things, like spring mornings in the backyard with my girl...

Labels: ,

Saturday, April 13, 2013


"a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013."

penny: this week we fully embraced the warmer weather with lots of playtime in the backyard, and ample splash parties in the big metal tub. you're really loving the arrival of spring, and you have no problems getting down and dirty in a serious mud puddle. this week also brought you your first skinned knee, and introduced you to the fun that is bandaids! as a rough and tumble kinda baby, i see lots of these in your future. 

side note: i'm not a religious person, but i'm fairly sure a higher power created naked chunky baby legs. so excited for those leggies to be out all summer!

and from last week, THIS is my favorite. babies and the beach, there's nothing better! it has me longing for this summer when we can take penn, and makes me kinda sad that we don't live a bit closer to it for her sake.


Monday, April 8, 2013


"a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013."

penny: after a much needed trip to trader joe's, i decided to take you across the street to go check out the 'big silver ball'. i've been wanting to stop in that little park for quite some time now and check it out, and since the morning was warmer then expected, it was the perfect time to do so. you loved it! you smiled at your reflection, slapped it with both hands, and then to fully gross out your mama, you up and licked it. it was a good time all around!

and now for my favorite post from another bloggers 52 project... it this one HERE, simply for the fact that it's an absolutely gorgeous photo, and the way sweet liberty is described here, even i want to meet her!