3.28.2016

the city where you were born.

Last weekend I met one of my blogger and Instagram favorites Anna Weaver of Minted Photography and she took Violet's one year photos. 

We met in downtown Charleston near Hibernian Hall and Washington Square. She took photos of Violet on the cobblestone street, in the park by the blooming azaleas and in front of pastel colored buildings with shutters and flower-boxes. It was the perfect backdrop and so Charleston -- exactly what I wanted Anna to capture. I know I'll cherish the photos forever. They will be a sweet reminder of the time we spent in South Carolina and the city where Violet was born, especially since we are moving back next month (!!).

Our move back to Illinois has been in the works for a few months. We love Charleston, but after my hospital stay in December H and I agreed it would be smart to live closer to family. The move is pretty bittersweet -- we just finished settling into our house and we have made really good friends here. That being said, we also have a lot of friends and family waiting for us in Illinois and we're so excited to see them more often.

We already sold our house in South Carolina and we are visiting Illinois next week to look at rentals in the western suburbs of Chicago. I'll try keep you posted on all the details, but don't be surprised if I don't post very often these next few weeks -- packing with a one-year old is not easy! Until then here are a few of my favorite blog-approved photos from Anna:


If you are in the South Carolina area and you're interested in a photographer I highly recommend working with Anna from Minted Photography. She was professional and really sweet (it was like hanging out with an old friend). Not to mention her rates are reasonable and her work is gorgeous!* 
-xo-
Jillian

*This post was not sponsored. I was not asked to post my photos or write a review, I wanted to on my own. I paid the full price for the photos and I did not receive a discount.
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35 comments

  1. Such exciting news for your family! Being close to family is such a blessing and I know how pumped y’all are! Wishing for a smooth and easy rental hunt and packing process!

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  2. Yay! Congrats and good luck on the move!! That is so exciting and you will definitely appreciate being close to family with the little lady. Speaking of, gorgeous photos!! This really makes me rethink having Logan's taken.

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  3. What stunning photos–a beautiful way to commemorate this season in your lives! Sending you good packing vibes as you get ready to return to the Midwest!

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  4. Those pictures are all SO cute of little V! Those little moccasins on the cobblestones are like you said- so Charleston! Best of luck with your big move!

    xo Heather
    Sweet Tea Jubilee

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  5. These photos are precious, such a wonderful way to commemorate your time in Charleston. Good luck with your house hunting, I think the suburbs of Chicago can be a great place to raise a family (I'm from St. Charles), especially if your family will be close!

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  6. These photos are beautiful!! Good luck on your move too. Totally understand that it is bittersweet, but it is always great to be close to family. Maybe we can meet up some time when you're back too!! :-)

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  7. These photos are SO sweet. We did similar choices with photo location shoots before we moved - it's so great to have a record of your little one's current stage but also your current life stage/location at the same time. And congrats on the move - I know how hard it is to move away from new friends and places, but I also know how great it is to be close to family, especially when you have a little one! Hope all the moving process goes great.

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  8. OMG in love with these pictures! They are so darling and they really do capture Charleston and V perfectly! I can't believe you're moving! So glad I got to meet you while I was there last year! Good luck with the move and can't wait to follow along with you on your new journey!

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  9. The photos are so cute! Congrats on the big move! Having family near is always nice.

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  10. These photos are amazing! I had no idea you were moving back - that is amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  11. You will treasure these photos forever! I have to admit, the baby bottom bloomers one is my favorite! Good luck as you make this big transition!

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  12. I loved seeing some of these on Facebook. SO perfect and lovely! You will be very, very missed, "Cornflake family"! xx

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  13. We are so sad you guys are leaving!! So excited for you to have family close by though! Promise you'll come back and visit us!?

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  14. OMG! These pictures are so beautiful! What a little doll!

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  15. oh i'm sorry you are moving back, like you said, totally bittersweet. good luck with everything of course. the photos are precious!

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  16. Omg, such big news! Moving is both exciting and bittersweet at the same time, but it will be so nice to be close to family especially as Violet grows up :)

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  17. These pics are so precious! And congrats on the move back home... I know it must have been a tough decision, but exciting to be close to family again too!

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  18. I know it's bittersweet leaving SC but being near family will make everything worth it! And, you'll have an amazing place to take Violet on trips :)!! When we went for our babymoon all of your food recs were put to great use-- callie's HLB was a fave!! Xx

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  19. These pictures couldn't be more perfect! I'm so sad you guys are leaving! :( but I guess we now have an excuse to visit Chicago!

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  20. These photos are beyond darling! Baby cornflake is precious. These will be special once you move back to IL.

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  21. Beautiful photos of Violet! Good luck with your rental search and move! I feel your pain on the packing with a one year old! We have a month to move out of our house and being pregnant plus packing plus not having a house to move into is no fun! :)

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  22. What a cutie! This post seriously could not be any more perfect! Love!

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  23. These pictures are so beautiful! And I agree 100% once you have kids - there is nothing like being close to family. We're visiting again in September, I was looking forward to possibly meeting you :( I'm bummed! But also SO excited for your family! xoxo

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  24. Gorgeous photos! And an early welcome back to Chicago!

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  25. These are so sweet! SC is my home and I wish we could get back there to be closer to friends and family. Living far away is hard, especially when you have a little one. It breaks my heart that my girl isn't growing up with all of her cousins and grandparents. Good luck in your move, I'm sure it's not easy, but it's bound to be a great decision in the end!

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    www.attentiontodarling.com

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  26. These are the sweetest photos! I love them all! I was surprised when I read ya'll are moving back. But I understand how important it is to be close to family. Wishing you the best of luck in your new venture!

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  27. So excited for your guys! We will have to meet up after you are settled! Those pictures of V are just adorable!

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  28. oh my goodness, what sweet photos. violet is a doll!

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  29. These photos of V are so incredibly sweet!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  30. I'm so excited for you and those photos are the sweetest!! xoxo

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  31. Huge news! I'm so excited for you all! I obviously understand the pain of leaving Charleston. Eat it up and live it up while you can!!

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  32. Eeep! Western Chicago still has Portillo's...and is a closer drive to Wisco! Hoping we can meet for coffee and chatter once you're all settled in!

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  33. Eeep! Western Chicago still has Portillo's...and is a closer drive to Wisco! Hoping we can meet for coffee and chatter once you're all settled in!

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  34. These photos are darling! How is she this big already?! Congrats on the move. Having family nearby will be wonderful!

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