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Defining Family + Our day with Mary-Claire {Photography}

Before Oskar came into our lives I had a fairly deep appreciation for family and what it means to me however, now that he is in our lives, so present and aware, I am redefining what family means for me. When I look into the eyes of my sweet boy I am reminded how precious life really is and how much I have taken for granted over the last 35 years. Every time he grabs my hand with his tiny little fingers there is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude for the present moment which I cherish in my heart. I know it will be hard to remember those moments and the way my heart felt so that is why we decided to have some family photos taken. Mary-Claire of Mary-Claire Photography captured us as a family in the most natural way and I love every single image. Mary-Claire is a beautiful soul with a sincere talent for photography as you will see.

I didn’t want to overwhelm you guys with too many photos but to be honest, I couldn’t help myself! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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Mary Claire Photography-5As many of you know, Coolwhip doesn’t make it into to many photos because he is painfully shy. He is very protective of Oskar and constantly checks in on him throughout the day. He sits next to him in the back seat of the car and rests his head on the edge of the car seat and just stares at him. I couldn’t ask for a better dog, really!
Family Father and Son by Mary-Claire PhotographyThere are times when Timm and I just sit and stare at Oskar and point out all his beautiful features. He loves to be held and comforted which is perfect because it is the most special time for us as a family. Defining what family means for us is a process of unfoldment, and everyday we add something new to the definition.

Mary-Claire PhotographymCx871mNmvedWveQyuPm7Dqnwdt7QlaEfyHZ_zWq1rkTimm and I agree the most important part about being parents {for us} is being conscious and giving Oskar the foundation to live an extraordinary life. We want him to know all his answers come from within him as well as his good. Seeking joy, acceptance, love, appreciation or approval is never further away than breathing and it is closer than his hands and feet. Of course now we focus on loving him deeply and keeping him safe but, in the future we will instill principles in him that he can keep inside and live by. To us, raising a conscious child starts with conscious parenting and we take that sincerely. It is our job and an honor.

Newborn photo by Mary-Claire Photography

Thank you, Mary-Claire for being who you are and adding so much love into the world the way you do. We will be forever grateful to have these still moments to cherish. We are already looking forward to the next time!

We wish you all and everyone in your day a wonderful Monday.



Jocelyn, Timm and Baby Oskar xx


  • February 16, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    Anya - Dearest Jocelyn,

    Seeing the stunning photos of the 3 of you as a family – reminded me when I was a new Mummy with my first child. Every moment and every breath is os important, and I wish all of you happiness for the future.
    Hugs A xxReplyCancel

    • February 25, 2015 - 4:25 pm

      Jocelyn - Thank you so much, Anya! We are loving our little nugget! xxReplyCancel

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