Sleeping Isla - 1 Week Old

8.24.2016




It's hard to believe the weeks are just trickling by. Isla is 1 week old in these photos and she's already grown so much since then. I've never done infant photography. I've usually hired someone else to photograph my older girls. This was such a fun but challenging experience. Isla is a wiggly baby, even when she sleeps. You have to have a lot of patience capturing a baby. I'd get her posed, grab my camera and she'd stretch. In the future I hope to have Jedidiah's aid. With these photos I had Piper's help but she's 8 and just as wiggly. Piper is an amazing big sister however (we don't say middle sister) and loves to help with anything involving Isla.


I've yet to get my birthing photos back, we hired someone to help alleviate the stress. I'm so excited to see them but until those come back I wanted to share these and sort of get back into blogging again. Pregnancy really drained me and I didn't like sitting at my computer desk. I suppose I could have used my laptop to sit somewhere more comfortable but I'm pretty old school and prefer my pc to my laptop any day. Do you have a preference, PC or laptop?


I don't want to share too much right now. I had really hoped to have my birthing photos out before these but I was too excited to wait. These photos have inspired me to give infant photography a try. I usually get extremely nervous taking photos for others but I'm going to give it a try. I'll never get over this stage fright if I don't just jump in. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and have a newborn you'd like photographed for free (for a limited time) please contact me.



via GIPHY

More posts coming soon! Till then take care & enjoy!

Hair bow handmade by me!
Bloomers: Amazon

P.S. For those of you who aren't sure, Isla is pronounced: Eye-La ♥ 

Xoxo,
Heather Gwinn

Two Outfits in One (20 & 22 Weeks Pregnant)

6.05.2016


Hi everyone! I realize I'm not posting as much lately and I'm pretty sure this will continue till after baby is born. Although I wish I could be more on top of things, I'm trying to be practical. This pregnancy has proven to have a lot of ups and downs. When I'm feeling great all I want to do is tackle projects around the house or be outside walking and just enjoying the moment. When I'm sick or feeling bad all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch Gilmore Girls. Baby number 3 is  definitely proving to be quite the challenge to grow!!!

These photos are from 20 weeks & 22 weeks pregnant. I've decided to pair them together because I didn't want them to get lost in the millions of photos I still have left to go through.



It's incredibly rare that I wear something fitted. I always feel so awkward when I do. While I'm sure there will be those who will roll their eyes, I've always been really conscious about my weight and figure. I carry a lot of my weight and flaws in my mid section and work hard to hide them. But somehow with a belly popping out it just makes me feel okay to look a bit larger. I've even dabbled with fitted dresses this pregnancy. I wish I could pull them off when I wasn't pregnant.


I'm absolutely in love with Le Bomb Shop dresses! Many of them are perfect for maternity at an affordable price. This dress, like many others, has a smocked elastic backside making it adjust to your growing belly. This particular one also sits higher on the waist.


I love these photos of Piper & I. Always the goofy gal. It was several photos in before I realized that she was making silly faces and these two were my favorite. I tried to get Chloie to come over too but she was hanging with her friend who was also with us... I'll capture her next time!

Outfit Details:

Outfit one:
Earrings: Etsy (old)
Cardigan: Rue21 (old) - Similar
Fitted Skirt: Rainbow (very old) - Similar
Top: Forever 21 (old), Similar, or this one, and this
Shoes: ModCloth (old) by Chelsea Crew - Similar here or here

Second Outfit:
Cardigan: Local Shop (old) Similar & this one
Dress: Le Bomb Shop
Tights: Forever 21 (old)
Shoes: ModCloth (old) by Shellys London - Similar

Talk to you soon!

Take Care & Enjoy,
 ♥ Heather



Playing Catch-Up!

5.04.2016


Hello and happy Wednesday!  I apologize for being away so much lately, I've been sick again but am on the mends. I wouldn't say this pregnancy has been the worst of the three, that spot is reserved for my first but I will say I've definitely felt a lot more pain. I've been trying my best to keep my Tylenol usage to a min, unfortunately that's made being active difficult at times.

In these picts I'm 18 weeks! Yea! I'm almost caught up to where I am now! This is officially the most I've ever photographed myself pregnant. I look forward to looking back on these in the years to come and sharing them with my children.


I've mentioned this area before on instagram. It's such a cool place to take photos. Each side of the building tagged in graffiti and colorful art. I wanted to venture to the other side this past time, unfortunately there was another group taking photos and I just feel so awkward modeling in front of others. This spot used to be an old train station but it's not really being used anymore. It makes me tempted to come out here with my own paint and make a plain colored wall to model in front of. Colorado Springs really lacks awesome colored walls. Someone needs to fix that!



Outfit Details:
Dress: Fleet Collection (old company)
Cardigan: ModCloth
Belt: ModCloth (No longer selling)
Tights: Forever 21 (old)
Shoes: Francescas, Restricted Shoes (old)

I'm keeping this post short and sweet so I can jump right into another post soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Xoxo

Take Care & Enjoy
♥ Heather




Styling a Bump

4.06.2016


Hello beautiful readers! I'm back and again so soon (insert gasp and surprised emoji)! Although I've been behind on editing/posting photos I've been ahead on taking them. With all this new found energy that my second trimester has brought I find myself constantly picking up my camera.

In these photos I'm 18 weeks and this growing belly continues to be challenging but it's been fun to style, I can't wait to share more photos! I wish I had known more pregnant women in the past. Until recently, I've always been on my own with inspiration. I'll start by saying that I strongly dislike wearing my hair up. I swoon and dazzle over other women and their enchanting up-dos (like you Kristina!) but for some reason I always feel less than awesome when I do. Pregnancy also tends to give me a beautiful glow puffy face. It isn't as bad in these photos (I opted out of a few) but I'm currently feeling it.


I've also been feeling big as a house lately, which is crazy, because when I look back at photos I don't entirely look that way. I think seeing a big belly in front of me really creates the illusion. I can't remember if I felt the same way with my previous pregnancies. They say that when it's all over you forget the bad parts of being pregnant. I think in some ways that is really true, like looking back on a memory with foggy goggles. I remember getting sick and how difficult the after healing was but the day to day I don't. Living in Colorado also has its challenges, pregnant or not. In the springs, we are at 6,035 feet above sea level, that's higher than most. The air is thinner here and for some visiting, you will be affected. Pregnant women often experience shortness of breath but adding thinner air makes it all the more challenging. Walking up stairs while pregnant, and talking on the phone nearly kills me every time! I like to tell my girls I can see little pixies sometimes if I move around too much. While I'm perfectly okay I see stars in Colorado more often than I care to these days.


I'm thankful for skirts, like this one from ModCloth, and it's elastic back. It makes wearing skirts effortless. Actually I prefer elastic skirts all together, pregnant or not. I can never understand the women who complain in feedback about the elastic waist and wishing it didn't have it. Unless I plan to not eat all day or change after I do, I find a great many skirts uncomfortable to wear after eating. Elastic makes them breathe with me and adjust from a sitting and standing position. Not to mention I'm not always the same size during the month! What are your thoughts on skirts with an elastic waist band?


 I love the photo below. It was a bit windy that day and these darn skirts love to fly up on me! That is why I am never found without shorts underneath my dresses and skirts. Thank goodness for Forever 21 and their insanely cheap bicycle shorts! I like to buy these and these.


Outfit Details:
Headband: ModCloth
Top: (old) Forever 21
Skirt: ModCloth
Tights: You can find similar here
Shoes: (old) Pinup Girl Clothing

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather
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