golden years

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

25/52


"a portrait of niels once a week, every week, in 2016."

niels has been pulling himself up into a standing position with anything he can get his hands on. (he's also sometimes so cute that his mom can't choose only one weekly portrait.)

newborn photos | ruby


zach, meredith and sweet little ruby que make the cutest family. ruby is so precious and such a strong newborn, and zach and meredith make the sweetest, most doting parents. plus, can we talk about how amazing meredith and her lush mermaid hair look just two weeks after giving birth?? i just love these guys and am so glad they chose me to capture these tender moments. :)
p.s. email me at shaylalilianblog@gmail.com if you'd like me to take your family photos!

24/52


"a portrait of niels once a week, every week, in 2016."
if niels had it his way, he would have a toy in each hand at all times.

23/52


"a portrait of niels once a week, every week, in 2016."

on a sunday drive up squaw peak.


22/52


"a portrait of niels once a week, every week, in 2016."

niels takes facetiming with his uncle very seriously.

Monday, June 20, 2016

new york city



we took a bus from dc to new york, because i told nicolaus i'm only going to turn 25 once and i wanted to do it in new york. :) it was a short, incredibly fun and incredibly exhausting way to celebrate my birthday and i loved it. so did nicolaus. which was surprising, because he has never been too keen to visit nyc, but he ended up liking it way more than he ever thought he would. and nielsy had the time of his life. babbling, smiling and waving to so many strangers, getting his diaper changed in a plethora of bizarre places, and getting snuck bites of tasty food. here's what we did:
day 01 // window shopped along 5th avenue, wandered around times square, and ate dinner at a south african restaurant.
day 02 // ate fresh bagels for breakfast, saw the statue of liberty, walked through wallstreet, walked the brooklyn bridge, shopped in soho, ate lunch at joe's pizza, stumbled up upon the world's best record store in grenwich, ate creme brulee doughnuts at dough, wandered through the moma, ate pastrami sandwiches for dinner and cheesecake for dessert, had banana pudding from magnolia's for second dessert, watched the sunset from top of the rock, and ate soft serve cones from an ice cream truck for third dessert.
day 03 // bagels for breakfast, mozied around central park, listened to a street performer sing john lennon songs at strawberry fields, went into diabetic coma/bliss from the cookies at levain's bakery, met up for a baby play date with two of my friends, alex and hayley, who live in new york, ate street hot dogs for lunch, then caught an uber to the airport.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

21/52


"a portrait of niels once a week, every week, in 2016."
niels has road tripping down, but he did so well on his first flight and traveling around dc and new york! his 8th (!!!) tooth came in while we were there, which made for about one fussy night/day, but for the most part, he was a real gem. he waved and smiled and made friends everywhere we went. and was totally okay with the weird locations for feedings and diaper/outfit changes.
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