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to be completely honest, i have been planning our baby girl’s first birthday party for a little longer than i care to admit.  and a first birthday is truly more about celebrating an entire family and their first year together.  it was important to me to make a big deal out of the day and…

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we are getting to that point where she is starting to hand things to us and has learned to share, especially with food.  there is nothing more hilarious to her than when she extends food to me in her little hand and i, quite dramatically, munch it out of her little grasp and lightly nibble…

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i think we shall call her the backseat bookworm.  this girl loves a book.  and lately, she has been known to be endlessly entertained by books when playing on her own.  she can have a whole room of toys and you will find her crawling towards her basket of books.  i have to say, this…

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for those of you who have followed me for awhile, you know that traditions are my jam.  i grew up with strong traditions and i think it’s something that is a really important part of childhood.  so when it comes to the big events, and even the smaller events, for our daughter…we are all about…

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for about the past couple months, i have been contemplating a little change.  to be honest, i think having a baby encourages one to really take a step back and look at how they spend their time.  as of late, most of my time is spent being a mama.  and in those few hours a…

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  • Shari - I am super excited to see this change! I love your personal posts, as well as your photography tips. My blog is always evolving and changing as I do. Best of luck in your new direction. Thanks for taking us all along for the ride! ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - Thank you so much, Shari! I am so happy you enjoy my personal posts as well, as they are truly what I love to write! Thank you for your support and for sticking around!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - It’s been fun to see you morph and change and grow. And your recent changes in photography and now this strike me as true to the inner you. Bravo for listening and following. A friend recently told me how interesting it was for her to read my old blog posts — because while it was me, it was me at a clearly different place on my journey. So while you are in some ways going back to what your blog was originally, it will be with the beautiful new frame of reference you operate in now.ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - That is so nice and profound, Nancy! You always know just what to say! And yes, I think there comes a point in life when you start seeing how fragile your time is and it brings beautiful clarity to start doing what you truly love with it. Thanks for always being so supportive!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi - I think that this is a great place to go with your blog. My website was originally a blog and I enjoyed it so much, and now it is solely for my business. However I also want to take a “part” of it back and take to blogging again. Kudos for you for doing what is right for yourself, and I cannot wait to see more post.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Well do e Bethany.  I have loved reading your blog and I have learnt so much about photography from you.   I am looking forward to reading your new style blog.   Best wishes ❤ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - Oh my gosh!!  I love this!!  I’m excited for you and feel we all need to dip our toes back into the blogging we use to love.  I feel like once we got into the “photo business” our blogs had to solely reflect that.  I’m excited to see the momma and more personal side to you shine!  Blog away! ReplyCancel

  • Donna - One of the things you used to do (which I always looked forward to seeing) was your monthly recap of photos with lens and settings. It was pretty cool to see all of that. Either way – whatever you post – it’ll always be interesting if you are personally enjoying doing it. Joy has a way of shining out and touching all of those around you.ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - Thank you, Donna! If you have noticed, I have been posting single everyday images most days on my blog and I have been including my gear and settings in each of those posts. Hope you enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Petra - Hi Bethany, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you are doing for us! You are so inspiring and no matter what you are writing about I’m always learning 🙂 can’t wait to read more ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Bethany, thanks so much for all you have done to promote photography through your blog. Your pictures and posts are always so inspirational, and I have learned so much. That being said Good for you!, its your blog and you should blog what makes you happy and whats most important in your life, and we should all feel free and not stressed about growing and making changes. Your baby and family are what matters most. As a mother of three and grandmother of ten, I know first hand those days will forever change your life and will go by so fast. Having a blog/ journal of those experiences and images are priceless. Good luck, I will continue to watch and learn whatever you share will us. Best wishes,ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - Thank you so much, Michelle! You are so right, this time is so fleeting! It’s a little change that will still allow me to have the best of both worlds! I appreciate your support and sweet note!ReplyCancel

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