Nashville Documentary Photog + Video | Finding the Life…Day in the Life Series chapter 1


Finding the Life…Day in the Life Series chapter 1

As you can probably tell from my website I don’t blog… very much. I’ve written for celebrities, TV hosts, and just in general television. When it comes to finding my own words or describing and giving words to the story I have in my head, I draw a big.fat. B L A N K !!! It seriously makes me feel dumb guys. So, I have a goal of really blogging this year because I know its good to share the families I get to work with and I really do enjoy writing! I also realized hey, we have a baby and he’s almost a year (seriously how did that happen?).  I have documented his first year (thank God) but its all sitting in computer folders labeled and not being looked at and there definitely aren’t any stories attached to what actually happened around that moment.

playing with his puzzle pieces


In comes the amazing  Victoria Hershman: The Storytog. Her ability to capture a moment is seriously amazing everyone. She came up with a brilliant idea to have people document a day in their life every month. If you feel like you need this in your life, you should absolutely check it out

So I signed up and here I am just a few days away from the deadline …deadline driven I always say… posting our day in the life for January 2017. 

Good morning!


I woke up this day and it called for snow. We didn’t have any yet, but it was coming! So, as the snow began to fall I started feeling the way I always do when it snows: cozy, nostalgic and, just giddy inside! haha! And to top if off, it was Oliver’s first official snow day! So I grabbed my camera and decided today would be the day!!!


We started off just playing.. with all the toys we have of course… 

If you want details on his toy brands I'd be happy to share!!

The dogs joined in on the fun. They’re slowly but surely starting to hang out upstairs again. We’ve been nervous about how rough they’d be around the baby boy and then we were like “Oh is this what it's like to not have dog hair covering ever square inch, of every single floor in your house??!” But today was special… It was a  S N O W day!!!

He loves his nattursutten paci's!!

Lady of course could care less about the baby. She decided it would be best to just watch the squirrels and save us from the ferocious mail man.

Nap time comes around like a beast. It slowly sneaks up on us. Oliver isn’t known for how well he sleeps, but today he decided to show off and not scream in his crib as I laid him down.

I thought maybe today would be the day to we said goodbye to the incredible and life saving Dockatot, but just a few minutes after I turned the camera off and left the room, he screamed for it. So, he snoozed away once it made a return …

I love it when he wakes up. He’s just the happiest and smiliest. It’s just so fun. He chats away and babbles to himself. He’s really trying to make words I think. Like, I can hear him trying to sound it out. Its hilarious and adorable!

Its a snow day duh… You didn’t think we’d actually miss out on being out in it did you?!!? 

I mean, we played in all 1/2 inch of those flakes!! The dogs got a bit frisky, and Oliver just watched. He was in awww of all the white covered trees and ground.


Sometimes I like to sneak around the corner to peak at him...

 I like to see what he’s like when I’m not around. He won’t let me often, so its really cute when it happens. He becomes this real life person who plays and chats to himself. 

Yes our Christmas tree WAS still up... stop judging! It’s now been thoroughly enjoyed in the fire pit.


So, I guess this wasn’t a FULL day in the life.. it was more like 2/3 or 3/4 of a day in the life. Its not as easy as you think to document an all day story through photos and video! I made sure to capture some video and put together a little music video from the day.

**Be sure to click HD**


He is  L O V I N G  his puzzle box. It’s for three-year-olds I think, but it works nicely for his chubby little fingers to navigate.  Right Melissa & Doug?

Maybe next month Matt and I will make it into the photos and video haha!! We can try a weekend day and  that will give us a good excuse to hit up our fav coffee shop Ugly Mugs. Delish!


We have a circle of Photogs + Bloggers going, so if you’re like me and can get lost down the rabbit hole of awesome stories and photos, check out the next blogger+photog

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