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We had SUCH an amazing vacation in South Florida last week!


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We watched the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean, and collected shells in the cool morning air.

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We watched pelicans fly and swoop down to catch their breakfasts.

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Such beautiful colors just before the sun came over the horizon. Absolutely worth waking up for!

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We walked back to the hotel, which was just across the street, and ate breakfast on the outdoor patio.


Changed into swimsuits, then back to the beach!


Crazy how different the colors are at 7am vs. 10am.

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Emmeline living her #bestlife.

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After the beach most days, we hit the pool!

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Both girls LOVED the hot tub. I'm pregnant, so normally I would go in up to my thighs and keep my tummy out of the hot tub. But on the first day of vacation, I slacked on sunscreen and burned my feet pretty well, so I couldn't get in at all. Ouch!

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loving the Shirley Temples from the poolside bar!

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This big guy and his friends made daily appearances on the pool deck. Emme wanted to pick him up!

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Halfway through the trip, we moved from the Hilton on Deerfield Beach over the Waldorf Astoria in Boca, just a few minutes up the road.

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my sweet girls love each other so much!

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One of the best parts of the Waldorf was outdoor dining. There is this beautiful lawn that separates the outdoor seating from the beach, and it was PERFECT for letting the girls run around while we waited for food.

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Josh had a couple of different kinds of beer, but his favorite was the Waldorf Signature Draft, which he dubbed "almost as good as a Bud Light." BAHAHAHHAHA!

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Mahi Tacos with an ocean view. Vacation dinner perfection!

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We had the most gorgeous weather all week!

Emmeline napped most days on vacation, but skipped it this day, and crashed during dinner. FACE PLANT!

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Building sandcastles after dinner. Love that warm, soft light.

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My little animal lover, trying to hug a sea gull.

Momma's girls

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Having fun with Dad!

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Sleepy girls, looking out onto the balcony in the early morning light.

with their bears. I always want to remember these years.

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eating ice cream poolside, right out of the carton on the last day of vacation.


My sweet seven-year old has FINALLY gotten to be a strong swimmer! She's now swimming underwater and can tread for a minute in the deep end. She loves being in the water, just like her baby sis.

Luggage cart rides, our family tradition on check-out day.


Having these memories preserved is so important to me. I'm not much of a "stuff" person-- I don't typically go shopping on vacation or want to bring home lots of physical souvenirs like purses or jewelry or things like that.


But I do love having the photos, and then making albums for my family to enjoy. The girls love looking at these pictures too, and it's hard to do that if they just live digitally, on my phone / computer. Can't wait to have my linen-covered album from this trip arrive next week!!!


xoxo

Liza






423-521-0406

www.eastivyphotography.com

eastivyphotography@gmail.com


East Ivy Photography offers family photo sessions in Chattanooga.

Serving the greater Chattanooga area, including Apison, Ooltewah, Hixson, Harrison, and Cleveland Tennessee, plus Ringgold, Dalton, Rossville, Graysville, Catoosa, and Fort Oglethorpe Georgia.


East Ivy Photography is a family photographer Chattanooga. I am an affordable family photographer Chattanooga. I do family photos Chattanooga. I offer newborn photographer Chattanooga, as well as maternity photographer Chattanooga. I offer my clients free use of my maternity gown Chattanooga. I am a photographer Ooltewah and a photographer Ringgold GA. I am a photographer Cleveland TN. I am one of the best photographer Chattanooga. My favorite is doing cake smash photographer Chattanooga! I love celebrating birthday photos Chattanooga. I wish I could do all the baby photographer Chattanooga, because it's so much fun to work with cute babies! My studio is in photographer Apison Tennessee. That's very close to photographer Ooltewah. I do lots of headshot photographer Chattanooga, especially realtor headshot Chattanooga and real estate photographer Chattanooga.

We had the BEST time last week in South Florida!


We were on the gulf coast, and spent every morning visiting the beach & the pool, and every afternoon napping. It was the PERFECT vacation for a (perpetually tired) pregnant momma!


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Y'all know I love photos. Some photographers don't like to be in front of the camera, but I love to be in our family's photos. I practice what I preach- MOMMAS, GET IN THE PHOTO! WE EXIST, TOO!



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I feel like maternity photos are a special thing I can do for my baby. I want her to know she was loved and anticipated and celebrated. I'll be honest-- the afternoon before we went out to take these images, I looked at my husband and said something to the tune of, "I reeeeaaaalllly don't feel like doing this."


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But, with so many things in life, you're happy once you've done it! Like working out, or doing that task you've been putting off, or even sometimes even just putting on real clothes and going out to eat- It's so much easier to just chill and watch TV, but doing *the thing* is always better in the long run.



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My sweet little ladies had fun watching the sunset at the beach, too!



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Usually I recommend mommas wait until 30 - 34 weeks for thier maternity sessions, maternity photos done sometime between 30 - 34 weeks.


I'm only 26 weeks in these photos, but because this is my third, my bump is as big as a first-time mom at 32 weeks.



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For these photos, my sweet husband helped out. I got the camera all set up for him, and he did a great job catching focus!



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I wore my FAVORITE dress, the one I ask just about every maternity client to try on. It fits like a glove, shows off the bump, and as a bonus-- it's fun to play with the color of it in photoshop afterwards!


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Make it pink! No, make it blue!



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My sweet daughters, collecting shells



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I love my little "girl squad" so much and can't wait to add one more little lady to the tribe!



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Sweet baby girl, your momma, daddy, and sisters can't wait to meet you!!!







423-521-0406

www.eastivyphotography.com

eastivyphotography@gmail.com


East Ivy Photography offers family photo sessions in Chattanooga.

Serving the greater Chattanooga area, including Apison, Ooltewah, Hixson, Harrison, and Cleveland Tennessee, plus Ringgold, Dalton, Rossville, Graysville, Catoosa, and Fort Oglethorpe Georgia.


East Ivy Photography is a family photographer Chattanooga. I am an affordable family photographer Chattanooga. I do family photos Chattanooga. I offer newborn photographer Chattanooga, as well as maternity photographer Chattanooga. I offer my clients free use of my maternity gown Chattanooga. I am a photographer Ooltewah and a photographer Ringgold GA. I am a photographer Cleveland TN. I am one of the best photographer Chattanooga. My favorite is doing cake smash photographer Chattanooga! I love celebrating birthday photos Chattanooga. I wish I could do all the baby photographer Chattanooga, because it's so much fun to work with cute babies! My studio is in photographer Apison Tennessee. That's very close to photographer Ooltewah. I do lots of headshot photographer Chattanooga, especially realtor headshot Chattanooga and real estate photographer Chattanooga.

What's more fun than watching babies laugh, clap, and eat frosting off of their cute little fingers?


um, nothing. It's the best. :)


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This sweet girl was loving life during her photo shoot.


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Penelope LOVED the camera. She was just chilling out in the bread bowl, laughing and clapping and living her best life.



(Side note-- both of these outfits- the lace dress above and the knit romper below, along with the head bands, are available in my client closet.)