We’ve opened up a whole new chapter of life. This parent life. This amazingly sleep deprived yet oh so rewarding whirlwind of a life. This mom chapter that I have always thought about but never quite comprehended. And now I’m here. This tiny human that I cooked up in my belly for 38 weeks…all of the hours of cravings, aching, running, waddling, labor, pain, anticipation, and extra dose of determination to get through it all… I did it. By the grace of God. I. did. it. It’s still all very surreal. I love this tiny baby girl so much and enjoy every single moment with her. I now completely get the saying… “it’s like having your heart live outside of your body.” That’s exactly how it feels. So desperately trying to protect, love, and nurture this tiny yet so significant piece of my heart that now lives outside my body.

Learning how to balance family and work… being an entrepreneur and being a mom, it’s still a bit new. I started scheduling sessions and booking events again when she was about 2 months old… very gradually working up to more and more. 

I’ll be trying to get you all up to speed from the past 5 months or so. I have many photos yet to be seen, and lots of words to share. I even have a cloth diapering post ready for all those who were interested and had questions about that lil journey we ventured into with our little one. I’ll be sharing lots of tips and a whole list of our cloth diapering essentials. I did tons of research…. So, if you’re curious about cloth diapering, how to make it work, what goes into it, or feel overwhelmed on where to start your search for info… I’ve done a good amount of the work for you and I’m excited to share. I’ve created a cliff notes version for everyone who reached out and I’ve got it all mapped out just for you! Check back tomorrow :) 

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I know commonly the first thing to post after having your baby is a photo of the baby… but all throughout the process, I couldn’t help but constantly reflect on the person who was the constant support and helped bring our lil one into the world. I can’t always put into words all that well what he means to me. What I can do…is express it with the beat of my heart, the inflection of my voice, the embrace of hugs and cuddles, the googly eyes that I only have for him, the smile across my face, the tears in my eyes, and the volume of my laughter. This he knows. For him… his words to me are beyond meaningful and I cannot deny wanting to share this before basking in all the ever adorable images of our new life. I’m beyond grateful, blessed, and in awe of the man God has gifted me.

My husband, my love, my creative soul mate, my best friend in the whole wide world… I honor, admire, and respect you to no end and on our wedding day I couldnt quite fathom loving you any more than I already did. But I was wrong. Seeing you as a father has completely enhanced the depth of this love. I may have carried and birthed our lil girl, but you had every bit of an active and contributing part in the outcome. Today I stare at our daughter and with each day of recovery can’t help but be astonished at the newest level of love we have achieved. You are truly our superman. A solid rock of love and support. This past week has proved that more than I could imagine. Even now as I watch you squeeze in sleep, the only moments you may get tonight before you get right back up to take care of your girls… my heart just handle it. Which only brings me right back to our wedding day when we finally got to say our vows to each other. This video ūüíē. ¬†All I could think of since the moment our daughter was born were these words and how precious they were to me… but now they have taken on a whole new definition and comprehension. I love you. And your daughter already adores you too ‚̧

Video by Redeemed Productions

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Happy Valentine’s Day all you love birds! I’m so excited to finally share this red pink floral Valentine’s Day Party Inspiration and styled shoot I did with some awesome friends / wedding & event professionals! I may even be having some inconsistent contractions as I type this… (When will this baby arrive?!). So I thought I’d share all the lovely images, which by the way, were ¬†featured on 100 layer cake yesterday! Go ahead and swing by, or scroll down to see our faves. I LOVE love… and its so fun to celebrate it all year… but of course it’s also nice to make it an extra special celebration / occasion every once in a while. Enjoy these SWEET photos as you enjoy your day with the loves of your life. I will definitely give my hubby a big ole hug… and be waiting these contractions out to see when our lil baby girl wants to meet us! <3

Photographer: Erin J Saldana  / Styling: Picture Perfect Events & Fleuretica / Flowers: Wen Floral / Meringues & Oreos: Sheila Mae / Cupcakes: Dots Cupcakes / Ice Cream: Mr & Mrs Creamery / Paper Flowers Fleuretica / Lettering: mother_utters / Signage: Gen X Graphics

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Malibu Saddlerock Ranch Wedding Chateau Le Dome Perfectly Pink Peonies

I am beyond elated to share this Malibu Saddlerock Ranch Wedding (my final wedding of 2016)!! ¬†Can I also give myself some props for shooting this wedding at 6 months preggo?! I am in LOVE with these images and I think these two are the absolute sweetest people!! I knew it was a perfect match the moment they said they loved ramen <3 A perfect way to end the 2016 wedding season! Andrew & Rosa are so amazing together, and I am so excited for them to enjoy this next chapter of life! ¬†It was an honor to witness this day and all the love that they shared with their family and friends <3 The colors, the scenery… breathtaking –as ALWAYS. A Malibu Saddlerock Ranch Wedding at its finest. I have always enjoyed coming back to this lovely venue hidden in the rolling Malibu hills among the gorgeous winery and adorable animals that live on the ranch. Take a drive up Kanan drive into the canyon and you will come across this wonderful place. Where else can you catch a glimpse of a zebra, giraffe, and even maybe sneak in a wine tasting! Plus, there are so many places to photograph within this space, that it can be difficult to find time to get to them all! It’s such a romantic place to get married. This team of wedding professionals really knocked this one out of the park too. I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch (Chateau Le Dome) // Planning & Coordination: Kayla Vie Events // Photography: Erin J Saldana // Catering, Bar, & Cake: Little Nelly // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videographer: The Cub Team // Floral Design: Flower Allie // DJ: Dart DJ // Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // Makeup & Hair: Chiali Meng Artistry // Dessert: Beignet Truck // Shuttle Service: Riz Transportation Services

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