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Baby George’s Nursery

Designing and creating a room is fun, building an environment is even more fun and challenging! When creating George’s room we thought about how we wanted the room to feel, what we wanted George to grow up looking at, thinking about and how we could make the most of each investment and piece for future babies and family. the result was better than we could have imaged! Here it is; a peaceful and loving space, calm, fun, useful and filled with personal & intentional expressions of love, art and family! In the few short weeks we have been home, Benjamin, George and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in his room, even those late night feedings and especially the cuddles & snuggles; we hope you enjoy the space as well.

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As we prayed for George in the womb and to this day, we pray that he would grow to be both courageous and kind. Benjamin and I made this piece that hangs above his crib. It was a collaboration, I watercolored the background and Benjamin lettered the words. An expression of love and prayer from mom & dad.

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The above piece is the catalyst and culmination of art, family and love for the room. Each image represents an individual memory and aspect of George’s parents, grandparents and great grandparents. My mom drew and painted each image with love and as it hangs above his crib now and in his future rooms, we are and will continue to tell George stories and memories of his heritage of love.

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Hello sunshine print (Rifle Paper), a gift from G&G Derkin and a dear nickname for Benjamin as a child.

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Handmade, soft, warm blanket from Aunt Courtney, made with love for George!

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Special teddy from Daddy. Also, Go Tigers!

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Art from Rifle Paper. Diaper bag from Oemi Baby.

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Love the soft and simple Aden & Anais linens, swaddlers, loveis and blankets.

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Investing in a comfortable and beautiful rocker is something I am very glad we did! I have already spent countless hours in this chair and will spend many, many more! This is the West Elm Graham Glider in a custom heathered wool blend.

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George has spent his first several weeks sleeping in his Restoration Hardware moses basket. Snuggled with RH Lamby.

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  1. QMB

    I love watching you grow, my wonderful sweet fantastic grandson…Lil’George, still so tiny and less than 1 mo old
    We love you, all bunches.

Justin & Angela \\ Engaged

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2015 Spring Mini Sessions


We still have a few sessions available for our Spring 2015 Mini Sessions! This is the perfect opportunity for a quick shoot and amazing images for family, kiddos, maternity photos, individual shots, anniversary images, and more! Reservations are first come first serve, please contact us here to book your shoot today!

Welcome Baby George

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A little over a week ago on May 3rd, we welcomed our son, George Hall Derkin! God blessed us with our first child and our lives are forever changed as our hearts overflow with love and joy. Surround by family, prayer, lots of love, and many tears of joy we celebrated a smooth labor & delivery. It is our pleasure to share his / our birth story with you, the best way we know how, through pictures.

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  1. Love this and love you!

  2. Laura Stevens

    There is nothing more beautiful in the world than family surrounded by family. Congratulations!

  3. Ellen

    So Beautiful!!

  4. QMB

    I had no idea what being “Gramma” would feel like….
    I love every dynamic of the word, it is my / our great delight to pray for George Hall Derkin.

  5. Martha

    Thank you for sharing this most precious time in your lives with us in word and pictures! Beautiful!

  6. Oh my goodness! He is just precious. Love these photos. So happy for you two :)

  7. those sweet cheeks!

Rose of My Heart

Words escape me as I try to express the joy, love and blessing I feel as we welcomed our son this Sunday. The love I feel and am overwhelmed by is not only for dear George but also for my amazing Husband. He is already a loving & selfless father, a Godly example of courage and truth, but he also has been and continues to be my rock, my best friend, my love. Benjamin was my constant during pregnancy and even more so in labor. When we arrived home this week from the hospital Benjamin had the most loving array of flowers delivered with the following song. Thank you Benjamin, for letting me be the rose of your heart, You (& George) are the joy of mine!

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We’re the best partners this world’s ever seen,
Together as close as can be.
But sometimes it’s hard to find time in between,
To tell you what you mean to me.
You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you’re tired, rest your head on my arm.
Rose of my heart.
When sorrow holds you in its arms of clay,
It’s rain drops that fall from your eyes.
Your smile’s like the sun come to earth for a day,
You brighten my blackest of skies.
You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you’re cold, let my love make you warm.
Rose of my heart.
So hard times or easy times, what do I care,
There’s nothing I’d change if I could.
The tears and the laughter are things that we share,
Your hand in mine makes it good.
You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you’re cold, let my love make you warm.
Rose of my heart.
-Johnny Cash

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Baby George Hall Derkin, our son.

Floral Friday \\ Centerpieces

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Happy May Day! This weekend is looking sunny and full of 70 degree+ weather, walks, sunshine and maybe a baby (who knows). To kick off May and this weekend enjoy some swoon worthy centerpieces! From monochromatic to romantic bundles, dripping candles, handmade wooden boxes, towering arrangements to bud vases and name cards this selection collects some of our favorite ideas and inspirations from our clients beautiful weddings!

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Florals from: Posh Petals / The Flowerman / Russel Gantzer / Tulip Tree / Posy Florals / Maria Lynn Floral / Flowers on Orchard Lane / EcoFlora