Several years ago, a cute new friend contacted me to do some bridal portraits for her. Never did I imagine how much I would admire this girl. Lilly is one of the coolest people you will ever meet. Her style is killer, her wit is quick and sharp, and her knowledge of all things both on trend and old school soulful will blow you away. And then there’s her sweet husband, Markus. He may be the most even-keeled, rational friend I’ve ever made. He is the perfect complement to Lilly. He’s not necessarily the yin to her yang, because, quite honestly, they are both witty, cultured, and super hip. But after meeting him, for whatever reason, I can’t imagine her with anyone else.
And now, they have Heidi. Baby makes three. Little Child, their Maltipoo and first born might take offense to that, so I will add that it is also correct to say that “baby makes four”. (Don’t bite me next time I see you, LC.) Heidi is a special addition to their little family. She fits in so nicely, and is well on her way to proving that Lilly and Markus were made to be parents. (These guys. They are so, so natural. It’s like they’ve been reading parenting books since they were in kindergarten.) Heidi is such a happy baby, and I know she feels so blessed to have these two as her folks. I can’t wait to watch her grow up.
If you are interested in Heidi’s adoption story, hop on over to Lilly’s blog, Pancakes & Beet Juice. It’s really delightful, how she and Markus captured every moment. Here is the link to Heidi’s ADOPTION PLAY BY PLAY, and here is the one for FAQ’s about their adoption process and what they learned. Also, you might just want to go ahead and start reading Lilly’s blog. She’s a wealth of knowledge and is hilarious, to boot!
Also, for these images, I tried to focus on the family, but their surroundings are SO FUN. If you like colorful and inspiring home design, check out these links on Lilly and Markus’s house! 1) Houzz: Welcoming Baby in a n Eclectic Dallas Rambler 2) Dallas Morning News: Hyperlocal Heroes ) 3) Young House Love: Reader Redesign, Bathroom Red, White, & Blues 4) Apartment Therapy: Before & After, Lilly’s Laminate to Butcher Upgrade Am I right???
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