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James + Payton {6 Months of Friendship and Counting...}

James + Payton {6 Months of Friendship and Counting...}

You may have seen James on my social media as the cute boy with the long hair that hangs out with Payton a lot (we may have started the hashtag #JandPayPay)! Payton and James were born 13 days apart and are already the best of friends just like their mommies! It has been nothing short of a gift to have a friend with a baby at the same exact stage as you.

Family Vacay + Bringing a Baby to the Beach {Rehoboth Beach, Delaware}

Family Vacay + Bringing a Baby to the Beach {Rehoboth Beach, Delaware}

I haven’t blogged many personal posts since having Payton because it is hard to find the time! However, I wanted to blog our family trip to Rehoboth Beach because there were too many cute pics to share. And I thought it could be helpful to share what worked or us as far as taking Payton to the beach! 

CrossFit + Pregnancy

CrossFit + Pregnancy

I had my 6 week postpartum check up with my OBGYN yesterday and I am officially cleared to workout again! I have been itching to workout since giving birth because it is a big stress reliever for me so getting the clear was exciting. Before I was pregnant, I had a regular routine of doing CrossFit at Nevermore a few times a week.

Payton's Newborn Session {Emily Gerald Photography}

Payton's Newborn Session {Emily Gerald Photography}

It is always strange for us to be on the other side of the camera, but we have gotten used to it after being together for over seven years! I knew after we found out we were pregnant that Emily Gerald would be the perfect person to shoot our newborn session. She is a very talented baby + birth photographer based in Virginia and she is just the sweetest!

Birth Story {Payton Ruth Paulovkin | February 13, 2017}

Birth Story {Payton Ruth Paulovkin | February 13, 2017}

February 13, 2017 at 10:59am our lives changed forever. We became a family of three!! I love the idea of writing out her birth story to remember all of the details of the day. So here we go! 

Why We Love the First Look on the Wedding Day

Why We Love the First Look on the Wedding Day

A lot of you have probably heard of the "First Look" on the wedding day. It has become more popular over the years for a lot of reasons! The First Look is when you choose to see each other on the wedding day before you walk down the aisle.

Maternity Milk Bath Shoot {Towson, MD}

Maternity Milk Bath Shoot {Towson, MD}

The past few weeks I have gone into full out "nesting" waiting for baby P to arrive in hopefully under 3 weeks! While we are waiting, I thought it would be fun to do a milk bath maternity session a few weeks before I was due since my belly would be very large. My good friend Hannah told me she would take the pictures and I was so excited!

Showering Baby P {Baltimore, MD}

Showering Baby P {Baltimore, MD}

Time is flying! I can't believe in less than 6 weeks we will be holding our baby girl. Last weekend, my mom and sister-in-law threw me a sweet baby shower to celebrate baby P! Kristy is one of the most creative people I know and she hand-made all of the decorations for the shower. 

Behind the Scenes 2016!

Behind the Scenes 2016!

I look forward to post this blog every year! Kevin does a great job of taking behind the scenes pictures during the wedding day. It is cool to see the environment you are in when shooting and then the final picture next to it! In 2016 we decided to move from shooting 20+ weddings to capping at 15. This was the best decision we made for our business and family because we were able to really focus on each couple and still have time for our marriage throughout the year.

Paulovkin Maternity | Payton Ruth {Towson, MD}

Paulovkin Maternity | Payton Ruth {Towson, MD}

Eeek!! I am so excited about these images. My talented friend Hannah Leigh Photography took our maternity photos and they are amazing! I am so thankful for our little photography network and all of the friendships that have blossomed out of meeting up together. We wanted to do a few pictures at our house with Sadie in cozy outfits before heading over to Cromwell Valley Park!

Baby P Gender Reveal!! It's a...

Baby P Gender Reveal!! It's a...

This day has been long anticipated. Not knowing the gender the past five months has been so tough! Wondering who this little person is and what they will be. Today we found out the gender and we could not be more thrilled! This little baby is a blessing from above and we are so thankful for this gift. 

We are in The Knot! {2016 Fall/Winter Issue of The Knot DC/MD/VA}

We are in The Knot! {2016 Fall/Winter Issue of The Knot DC/MD/VA}

2016 was a big year for us! Rebranding, continuing to work with amazing clients, and our first printed feature in The Knot! Taylor and Bryan's wedding was the perfect fit for the 2016 Fall/Winter issue of The Knot. They tied the knot at Whitehall Estate in Bluemont, VA with gorgeous florals, details designed by the bride, and a bridesmaid that was a contestant on the Bachelor!