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  1. […] your life, you realize that and that I’m able to show you and teach you about the importance of simple things and small joys. Materialism is overrated, kiddo. And, even though I know at some point you’ll fall into the […]

  2. Vinobaby says:

    Beautiful photos and subject. Now I am longing for some cupcakes and yellow roses!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Every time I see this cupcake shot, I have to fight the urge to go whip up some more.

  3. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous post and photos. Those cupcakes look delicious.

  4. Kim says:

    This is a beautiful post! And I had to laugh because I agree, life isn’t about getting that perfect picture of our children. I love it when I ask them to smile and they look at each other, not at the camera. But I laughed too, because your pictures are so beautiful, so perfect! You are a very talented photographer 🙂 I am so glad to have found your blog from Mama Kat!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you, Kim! I’m definitely learning to embrace the imperfections of photography. It can be intimidating when there are so many “perfect” pictures and stellar photographers out there. But I enjoy looking back and remembering the moments, and not the 100 steps I took to make sure a shot was set up correctly. So happy to have you around! I look forward to getting to know you!

  5. Ashley Sisk says:

    How sweet of your husband…and I love some cookie dough. Yummy!

  6. Linda says:

    I love those roses! I may have to treat myself to some soon. They bring me a week or so of delight and simple pleasure! I do have an anniversary in 4 days…maybe my honey will buy me some. (:>)


    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you, Linda! Happy (early) Anniversary! Yellow Roses are my favorite, and I’m always excited when I snag some that last longer than a few days. They are so beautiful to look at.

  7. Mandi says:

    Beautiful photos! I am so glad you had a great birthday weekend! Family… 🙂 it matters so much more than “stuff”…

    • Courtney K. says:

      Girl, you are so right! Thanks again for the birthday wishes! Hope you guys are having a great week! Still waiting on that fabulous news from you. 😉

  8. So true! I think having a kid has made me realize this more and more. And your “imperfect” photos are beautiful.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you, Misty! I agree. Becoming a mom sure does put life and the importance of slowing down to enjoy it, into a brand new perspective.

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