Liana's First Autumn & Halloween!

  Crunchy browned leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, and acorns.
Pumpkin spice lattes, hot cocoa, warm apple pie, and cinnamon sticks.
Scarves, leg warmers, boots, and cozy sweaters.
Leaf peeping, carving pumpkins, walks in the park, and snuggling up to watch a good movie.

Autumn has arrived!

I have been so excited to get out with Liana and show her what Autumn in New England looks like. I've wanted to bundle her up from the cooling air and watch her play in the changing leaves. I've wanted her to decorate pumpkins and visit family and dress up in her first Halloween costume.

In the past two weeks, she's been on many trips to experience her first Autumn. We went out for a few days to shoot an Autumn photo set and also shoot her first Autumn video (on our YouTube channel and embedded below). I couldn't ask for more cooperation from Liana. She has been amazing and super curious about everything. She didn't put up a fight for me to capture a single photo, and she loved playing outside and exploring the pumpkins and gourds.

We also had a mini pumpkin painting session and painted three baby pumpkins for Grammy, Auntie, and Grampy. Liana absolutely LOVED playing in the paint and rolling the pumpkins around. As you can see, it was all her; my hands were clean enough to pick up the camera!

Liana & her Grampy! ♥
Liana's first Halloween costume! My little lion. ♥

On Halloween, we traveled up to New Hampshire to visit family and witness my sister getting married. Liana loves her family so much, I love watching her eyes light up when they take turns passing her around and playing with her. She tells them stories and smiles at them all. It is such a wonderful feeling, seeing her grow up surrounded by such a loving family.

 This little lion is roaring at Auntie!! ♥
 Liana isn't afraid of Daddy's scary face! ♥
Liana & her great uncle ♥
 Hernandez family ♥
Liana's aunties and uncles ♥
 Our tired little lion cub! ♥

As a last little surprise from Liana, check out her First Autumn video that she so graciously helped me put together over the past few weeks. She is such an amazing little girl. I wish I could capture every moment with her. !!



  1. omg that was just PERFECT the whole thing, I am so proud of you Danielle. Love Love Love, happy tears...

    1. Thanks Mom, you're the best! I am hoping people will still watch it even though it's a bit long... I cut out a lot of little clips, but I just couldn't cut anymore!! Love you, thanks for being my #1 fan. :)

  2. Your baby is adorable and, I think the first shirt was correct ...she's the cutest pumpkin! Love your beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. Kim @ This Ole Mom

  3. She is adorable! The yawning photo is cute!

  4. What a stinkin' cutie pie!!! Just want to gobble her up. :-) I love the lion costume, too!!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait until Halloween next year to dress her up again..... Babies don't really need an excuse to dress up though, do they? Haha


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