I know that this is a few weeks overdue, but I finally put together a post about this wonderful little boy turning 5 years old!! Wow, what a difference a year makes! This kid has grown by leaps and bounds! Sloan or "Sloanie" is the comedy relief to our family, he is so witty, artistic, inquisitive, sweet, stubborn, and full of so much personality. Sometimes Justin and I don't know how we got so lucky to call him our son!

Sloan October of 2012 on his 5th birthday!
October 2011 on his 4th birthday!
It's a wonder why he was born during the halloween holiday, Sloan LOVES dressing up! Our little sleeping dragon after his birthday party last year!
sloan_5_002.jpgNovember 2011. Thank you Jaclyn for this amazing photo of Sloan from our Big White Box session, this photo fits his personality so well!
sloan_5_003.jpgDecember 2011. Love this family photo taken by Joseph Llanes!
sloan_5_004.jpgsloan_5_005.jpgJanuary 2012. The basketball was so big he could alllllmost make a basket.
sloan_5_006.jpgMarch 2012. One of Sloan's bff Paisley!
sloan_5_007.jpgApril 2012, our little "lion".
He is SUCH a boy! Not afraid to play with worms, insects, dirt, etc...
sloan_5_010.jpgsloan_5_012.jpgsloan_5_013.jpgMay 2012. Baseball! His favorite position to play was catcher, just because he got to dress up in the cool gear, lol!
sloan_5_014.jpgsloan_5_015.jpgDirty face = he had fun baseball game.
sloan_5_016.jpgsloan_5_017.jpgsloan_5_018.jpgJune 2012. Summer Sloan!
sloan_5_019.jpgSloan's graduation cute that he wants to "work with my dad" when he gets older.
sloan_5_020.jpgLove this kid!
sloan_5_021.jpgsloan_5_022.jpgJuly 2012. He literally sunburned his eye balls after a long day of swimming.
sloan_5_023.jpgAugust 2012. The first morning on our way to a family reunion, I adore this pic of all my kids waking up with the bright sun on them, so funny!
sloan_5_024.jpgCamping at the family reunion, he had so much fun and he got SO dirty!
sloan_5_025.jpgsloan_5_026.jpgsloan_5_027.jpgsloan_5_028.jpgConquered Sierra Trigo with Dad!
sloan_5_031.jpgSeptember 2012.
October 2012. He also got a haircut! He begged and begged us for months, it was SO hard to part with his long red locks, but it was time and his haircut turned out SUPER handsome!
sloan_5_034.jpgsloan_5_035.jpgSloan wanted a "Star Wars" themed birthday party, he played young Anakin Skywalker.
sloan_5_036.jpgsloan_5_037.jpgHappy birthday my sweet Sloanie! This mama adores you and loves you beyond words! Can't wait to see how much you grow this next year!

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Angel Swanson said:
i loved this sweet look at Sloan's last year!
(11.08.12 11:05 PM)
Trisha said:
Your family dresses up so well! Where do you buy all of their amazing clothes?! Love your family photos!
(11.09.12 01:10 PM)
darby said:
ha ha. i was thinking that looked like the homestead!!
(11.09.12 01:49 PM)
brautkleid neckholder said:
I really Love your family photos! Your family is so happy! Enviable!
(11.11.12 06:19 PM)
myrtle said:
Great! Wonderful photos.=D
(11.13.12 10:23 PM)
sandie said:
AMELIA & JUSTIN!!! WOW 5 already!! your kiddos are so much fun + Sloan is so, so, so cool!!!! What a fantastic job you are doing at giving them a great life full of adventures and tons of love! I miss you guys. Happy 5th Birthday Sloan!
(11.13.12 10:34 PM)
The Sloans said:
Yay!!! We love Sloanie and glad he had a happy happy birthday!!! Love the pic of him and Paisley!!!
(11.16.12 02:09 PM)
Sheresa said:
I peek at your blog every so often to admire your photos and I'm always inspired by the way you make everyday life and insignificant moments seem breath taking. You have a beautiful family and take gorgeous photos.
(11.18.12 10:17 PM)
Fotosessioon Stuudios said:
Really adorable child,
(11.27.12 06:17 AM)
Bonny said:
Amelia! your family is too cute!! love every pic :) cant wait to see you at another wedding
(01.16.13 10:53 AM)
robin said:
Amelia, I look at his beautiful face and I just see you so clearly! You have such a beautiful family and a charmed life. I am lucky to call myself your friend.
(02.08.13 07:27 AM)
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Seriously, the BEST part of being a photographer is that I get to take photos of events like this...the birth of a new niece!

It's always such a wonderful thing to witness another human entering this world and it's even better when I get to watch as my sweet sister and husband bring this perfect little person into the family! Welcome to the world baby Azure! 

This is part 2 of 3 for Azure's birth story (part one being Nicole's maternity session):
azure_birth002.jpgazure_birth003.jpgazure_birth004.jpgIn the middle of labor and she's beautiful!
azure_birth005.jpgThe world of emotions labor brings...
azure_birth006.jpgazure_birth007.jpgazure_birth008.jpgazure_birth009.jpgazure_birth010.jpgazure_birth011.jpgazure_birth012.jpgazure_birth013.jpgazure_birth014.jpgazure_birth015.jpgazure_birth016.jpgazure_birth017.jpgazure_birth018.jpgazure_birth019.jpgazure_birth020.jpgazure_birth021.jpgazure_birth022.jpgazure_birth023.jpgazure_birth024.jpgazure_birth025.jpgazure_birth026.jpgazure_birth027.jpgLOVED watching big sister Lucy meet her baby sister for the first time!
azure_birth028.jpgazure_birth029.jpgazure_birth030.jpgazure_birth031.jpgazure_birth032.jpgazure_birth033.jpgazure_birth034.jpgazure_birth035.jpgPart 3! She's perfect! 
azure_birth036.jpgazure_birth037.jpgazure_birth038.jpgazure_birth039.jpgazure_birth040.jpgazure_birth041.jpgazure_birth042.jpgazure_birth043.jpgazure_birth044.jpgazure_birth045.jpgazure_birth046.jpgThis shot makes me SO happy!
Azure I already love you SO much!!:)
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Rog said:
I absolutely LOVE these photos! But I can smell birth every time I see a picture of it :) That's why I'll only look at this post once.
(10.02.12 10:57 PM)
Sara Lucero said:
This is all insanely beautiful. I'm dumbfounded at how beautiful Nicole looked during the entire process. That is NOT normal, right? Wow what a beautiful mama. And Amelia- you captured such a sweetness in all of these. I took my breaths quietly as I moved on to each delicate and precious picture. They are all so lucky to call you family!
(10.02.12 10:58 PM)
Cindy Cieluch said:
As a photographer and soon-to-be aunt to my sister's first baby, I completely melted more & more as I looked at each image. Every single one is filled with emotion and tells a story. Even the simple wall with the clock=brilliant. Your sister is stunning and Azure-----model baby! That dark hair and those lips! It's almost too much to soak in. She's so so perfect. This is by far one of my favorite posts of yours. Congratulations to your family! Pure joy...
(10.02.12 11:02 PM)
Amber Moon said:
Amelia are you kidding me with this goodness?!!!! OH MY STARS!!! Welcome sweet Azure!!! Just beautiful y'all! xoxoxo!
(10.02.12 11:10 PM)
Nicole DeAnne said:
Sister, I'm crying over here.... Completely balling, I'm in awe at how perfectly you captured every.single.detail. So perfectly too. You are so wonderful for doing this for my sweet Azure. I am so lucky to have photos so intimate for our family to remember. I want to frame them all, I love this! And I love you! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
(10.02.12 11:32 PM)
Andrea said:
These photos give me goosebumps, and actually make me want to experience labour again, if only to have someone photograph it! So incredibly stunning! What an amazing mama, that shot of her crying is perfect. And that baby? What a beautiful child. Sigh. Such a fantastic job, Amelia! xoxo
(10.02.12 11:37 PM)
Casey said:
Beautiful, really beautiful! xxx
(10.03.12 01:11 AM)
canvas print said:
congrats on your little one, its amazing seeing it through the photos like that.
(10.03.12 08:24 AM)
Robyn Davis said:
I just love birth photography, such an incredible thing and takes all us mamas right back there. What a gift for your sister on this day. Beautiful capture, Amelia.
(10.03.12 09:18 AM)
Collette Budd said:
Oh My !! Are you kidding me Amelia ? Seriously such raw emotion my chest was pounding at the emotion felt in this images and the love. My beautiful friend captured with all the love around her... blessed
(10.03.12 09:36 AM)
Marisa said:
Absolute perfection! Very moving images...loved every second of scrolling through it! :)
(10.04.12 06:29 AM)
Heather Armstrong said:
So beautiful! Tears!!!!
(10.04.12 08:46 AM)
Tonya Joy said:
so incredible!!!!
(10.05.12 10:00 AM)
elizabeth antonia said:
oh, i'm weepy looking at these! what a beautiful family and such special moments captured. this makes me even MORE excited to meet our new little one! xoxo elizabeth
(10.12.12 01:59 PM)
Jannatul Shumi said:
Just lovely photos and it brings tears in my eyes. Awesome feelings of mother, just love this photos.
(11.20.12 02:29 AM)
celeste said:
These photos made me tear up!! how beautiful and what quality of documentation and care for detail, amazing, thanks for sharing, youre a great source of inspiration all the time!!!
(10.18.13 06:35 AM)
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