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So, about 7 weeks ago the greatest thing in the world happened.  My little baby Leo made his entrance.  He came a little over a week early on October 12th, 2010 at 5:22pm weighing in at 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches long.

He is the best thing ever!!!!  I really cannot even explain how much in love I am with him.  I could look at him all day.  Being a mommy is amazing.  It really realigns all of your priorities.  He is my world.

I took some time off of work, and I loved spending every moment with him.  But I feel so blessed to work from home and have him by my side all day.  I will have to say working in feedings (he is hungry all the time), diaper changes, sleepless nights, etc with editing, designing, shooting, emailing, etc. is a lot more difficult than I thought, it is absolutely worth it.  It will all get done, and it does.  Being a mommy is the most important job in the world.

A little over a month before Leo was born the great Gina Lee took our maternity pictures.  I LOVED them!!!  I could not have been happier!  Here are just a few of my favorites:
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Here are some pictures to catch you all up on the last 7 weeks:

Right after he was born.  Oh my goodness, he was so precious!
DSC_5382_blog.jpgThis was our first family picture in the hospital.
IMG_0260_4x6_blog.jpgWhen he was about a week old we did his newborn pictures.  I thought it would be so easy because he was mine and I had all the time in the world, no way.  It was the hardest newborn shoot I have ever done.  I think because I expected so much out of myself and I didn't feel like I was achieving it.  We did get some way cute shots though.
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DSC_1535.jpgDSC_1543_blog.jpgDSC_1568_blog.jpgA couple of weeks ago, when he turned 1 month we did another shoot, this one went a lot better, I was so excited with how they came out.  We even got one of him kind of smiling.  Now he is doing it so much more so I can't wait to do his two month pictures!
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Helen:

Mollie! He is so precious!! Now I can understand why you want to stay home and be a mommy! I would too if I had a son that looked like him! Good luck :D

(11.30.10)
Pam and Rich:

Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful baby! Enjoy each and every moment... they really do grow so fast!

(11.30.10)
amber skalsky:

Baby Leo is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! What an amazing gift to be his mom and dad in this life.

(12.02.10)
Sarah Lomeli Orendorff:

Mollie - Congratulations! He's beautiful. You shot our wedding July 3rd and two weeks later we were expecting (just found out it's a boy too). We love our wedding photos, by the way. Congratulations again.

(12.11.10)
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Do you know how dependent on technology we are?  You really don't realize it until something happens like your computer dies.  Yes, my computer completely gave up the ghost last week and I was lost.  All of my weddings and other shoots are stored elsewhere (and backed up), thank goodness, but everything on my desktop was gone, including my emails and calendar (so hard to get through a day without those).  Best Buy was able to restore a lot of what was there, but any programs that I had were completely gone and that has been the hardest part.  Re-installing, remember everything that I had on there, calling/emailing to get passwords and activation codes again.  Finally, finally, I think I am back up and running at a semi-normal pace.  Yes, and we learned everything the hard way.  Get an online back-up for your computer!!!!  This process would have been FAR less painful with that.

Anyways, so I am pretty far behind on editing (it's kinda hard without Photoshop).  But I was able to edit a couple of weddings and shoots and I wanted to get up a preview.  There is so much more to come.  This summer has been crazy busy and I have so many amazing images that I want to share.


First is Bryan and Lynn's wedding.  It was held at a Barn in Oxnard.  Soooo beautiful, plus they are such an amazing couple.  It was such a pleasure to be a part of their day.
0130.jpgI loved this shot from their wedding.  I edited how I normally do, but then I I decided to have a little fun with it.  I love the feeling of the picture.
0147.jpg0181.jpgKent and Maika were married at the Newport Beach LDS Temple.  They are such a sweet couple.  Kent is from Logan, Utah, where my sister lives!  Carlos and I are going up there this next week and I am going to be able to do some bridals for Maika.  I can't wait!
0207.jpg0273.jpg0381.jpgA year ago I was able to do some family portraits for the Pratt Family,  when cute little William was only a baby.  I love when I can watch as little families grow, such a fun part of my job.  They will be welcoming a little baby girl into their family in November!  So exciting!
0100.jpg0106.jpg0107.jpgApril teaches  the viola and violin and she called me to help her with some pictures for her new website.  I was so excited and a little nervous, I had never done anything like that before.  But I am SO excited with the results.  April is SO fun and if anyone is looking for a teacher, let me know and I will send you her way.
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I don't do as many personal entries as I would like.  I don't know why.  I guess, partly, it's that I don't think people are that interested and also I just don't have time.  But I decided it was time and I have a pretty good reason.  In a few months we are going to be welcoming a little bundle of joy into our family, a little baby boy!  Really, I could not be more excited!  I can't wait to hold him and look into his little face and see what features are from me and which ones are from Carlos.

M_2.jpgYep, that's my baby :)  I can feel him moving around all the time now.  He loves the loud music at receptions and I swear sometimes he kicks to the beat of the music.  One time when I was waiting for a ceremony to start he kicked me so hard right where my camera was leaning up against my stomach that he moved it, it was so great!

In a couple of weeks we are going to be doing a maternity session and I will post those photos and their will definitely be lots of pictures once he is born, poor guy.

I will also be taking a "maternity leave", of sorts.  I am booked for weddings until pretty much right up until my due date, yeah, we didn't plan this very well.  But starting September 20th through November 15th, I will ONLY be shooting the weddings I have booked.  I won't be doing any middle of the week sessions, I am going to be putting my feet up and getting ready for my baby, and then after he's born, recovering, so I can be 100% for the weddings that I have and for delivery (yikes, scary).

Anyways, we are so excited and we wanted to share our joy.  I will keep you posted on all of the happenings. 


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Sherina Galvan:

SO excited for you, and a little nervous for the wedding too. Hope you are feeling well!

(07.23.10)
Katie Webb:

Congrats Mollie - that's awesome news! And you definitely deserve that break - enjoy!!!

(07.26.10)
KCB:

Hi, I just wanted to say congratulations on a boy!!! I'm Evan's (from below) sister who is pregnant. We met at the wedding. I definitely wish you and your family all the best!

(07.29.10)
Lily Toledo :

congrats mollie!!!! a child is such a blessing, how far along are you? i also am pregnant 2 more weeks until delivery :) i wish you three the best :)

(08.30.10)
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It is my sister and brother-in-laws 1st anniversary today!  Congratulations!  I love you guys and I hope you have so much fun in Midway!

I shot their wedding last year in Provo, Utah.  I was really cold, but we made the best of it and got some of my favorite pictures of all time.  Plus I gained an adorable niece and nephew.

I wish they lived closer.  I miss them like crazy!


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