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Raleigh Family Photographer

“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.”

-C.S. Lewis

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Images of our Family by Bethney Beckhaus Photography

  I love this quote from C.S. Lewis..I have been reading this book  with a few friends, and this quote stuck out to me so much. It applies to anyone at any stage of life..Keeeeeep dreaming. I’m also rereading this book with some women in my neighborhood. It was so good the first time, I’m excited about reading it again.

Neutrogena Sunscreen. You can also get this at Costco. I’m notorious for leaving my kids with what they call “ghost faces” after putting on sunscreen, but this one is so easy to rub in. We were in Disney this week for Owen’s winter break (we upgraded to the annual pass from our tickets last month) so we have been putting on lots of sunscreen. (89 degrees)

Sweatshirt Blankets. I have one that I super duper love, especially for long trips like this week. (we drove) Owen loves mine so much and always tries to steal mine..He keeps asking for one, so maybe I’ll get him a fun one like this one

I need to do a post of my favorite Disney tips and tricks, but two new things we tried this trip that I loved were.

-Avatar Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom. What a great ride and definitely Owen’s favorite.

-Sci-Fi Drive in Movie Diner. Such a cute place to eat, and the boys got to sit in a car and watch clips from movies.

Target is getting ready to launch a Hunter boots collection, how fun is that? Coming April 14th to a store near you.

If you’re trying to mix up your workout routine..I can’t even ..”we ain’t never gettin’ older…”

In all seriousness, the past few days, I’ve been doing some of the blogilates workouts on the you tube app on the tv and love them. She even sends out an email with a calendar of which videos to do which days. She has some super cute yoga mats, too.

Our family Disney photos from Bethney Beckhaus Photography. Harrison is now asking for a Dumbo birthday party.

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.Because we chat a lot about our personal lives on the blog, we may receive commissions from affiliate links in articles.

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Image of my boys by Bethney Beckhaus Photography | Taken in Disney World 

February was a super busy month for us, and I’m a little sad that it’s already over. I saw some Daffodils have already started blooming in the neighborhood this week, so yay! Super excited about Spring and all of the minis we have coming up – Mommy and Me, family minis, Coastal Minis…(contact us if you want more info ASAP, we only have a few spots left!)

Goals for March

1. March is going to be a super busy shooting and editing month, but I’d love to squeeze in some time for editing our personal Disney photos.

2.I need to start exercising again so March seems like a great time to do it!

3.Finish any last minute plans for our trip to New York. Michael surprised me with Hamilton tickets for Christmas, and so I’m praying it’s not freezing cold!

4.Continue to catch up on blogging

5.Spend as much time as possible outside with the boys when we have those rare beautiful North Carolina days.

6.Start planning what we are going to do for Spring Break.

7.Write a blog post with all my favorite Disney tips/tricks.

8.Figure out Easter outfits for the boys.

 

Soda Shoppe Minis 

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One thing I love about S and T’s Soda Shoppe is all the beautiful antiques they have collected and have on display at the restaurant. A lot of time and thought went into the restaurant, and everywhere you look, there is another fun antique. If you are an antique lover, it is definitely worth the trip to Pittsboro. (You can read more about S and T’s in an Our State Magazine article here, and there are some more pictures of the antiques, too!)

This made me a little nostalgic about places I went as a kid that were special to me. Yum Yum of Greensboro is the best place for ice cream and a hotdog. It’s an 112 year old business, and last year there was an car accident that forced it to close for a few weeks. Everyone went into panic mode, but they were able to get everything fixed and reopened. This also made me think a little bit about what special places am I taking my kiddos + the memories we are making. (And they are definitely fans of S and T’s Soda Shoppe + the strawberry milkshake! My boys lovvvve strawberry.)

Our mini sessions are ten minute long usually for just the kids sessions, (sometime we have family sessions, too!) and these two giggled all the way through their session. We had to stay right on time for these, no wiggle room, and Ericka and I always do our best to go as fast as possible. (The outfits on these two, oh my, ADORBS! I love the Soda Shoppe minis so much!)

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

Those Lashes

Raleigh Baby Studio Photographer

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I love baby milestone sessions in the studio, and with the weather right now, it’s the perfect time for indoor portraits. Some days can be super warm and some are freeezing, it’s just hard to tell what the weather will be like this time of year. This little one was so absolutely adorable with his Mama, just wanting to snuggling her and giving us lots of laughs, too. So many precious portraits, can’t wait to share all of them!

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To learn about our 2018 mini sessions, sign up for the newsletter here.

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

Maternity Newborn | Shopping

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

S and T’s Soda Shoppe Minis

Raleigh Family Photographer

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This was one of those minis where we didn’t have a lot of extra time planning ahead, and I was so impressed how the Mamas were able to get wardrobe together in such a short amount of time. (See more of our S and T’s Soda Shoppe Valentine Minis here) Their dresses and his little vest with the bowtie were perfect. Ericka and I went to the Soda Shoppe beforehand..and I may have gone three times. (my boys were so in love with the place..so many strawberry milkshakes and banana splits!) That banana split was pretty amazing looking! I think I might just have to go back and try it ha! I have mostly gotten the strawberry milkshake because my four year old loves everything strawberry and the milkshakes are so huge that you can split them. (And now as I’m typing this, I now reallly want some ice cream. Good thing I am too tired to go anywhere)

The styled minis are so much fun to plan from start to finish. We have quite a few Spring/Summer minis planned, including our Coastal minis. Most of our minis are almost sold out, so if you are interested in a Spring/Summer styled mini in 2018, contact us ASAP. So many fun sessions planned for 2018. Sometimes we repeat a mini, but we also like to throw in some unique ones like this super fun Soda Shoppe Mini. S and T’s is such a great place and you can read more about their history on their website here.

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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To learn about our 2018 mini sessions, sign up for the newsletter here. (or contact us soon as our Spring/Summer minis are almost sold out!)

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

Maternity Newborn | Shopping

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.