Summer of Simon | Baltimore Photographer

baltimore-family-photographer-127For the last few ¬†years, I’ve embraced fall by saying ‘goodbye’ to summer, with a blog post, recapping our fun summer adventures. As a Baltimore photographer, I enjoy capturing the little moments, with my family. And while I didn’t take my camera out as much as I would’ve liked to this year, I did still managed to capture a lot of fun! (You’ll see a good mix of “real camera” images along with some iPhone images). Next year, I need to promise myself to take my camera out with me more!

During the cold, dark days of winter, it is always fun to go back and look at those posts and relive all of the fun we had; and this summer is no exception. We had a lot of fun this summer and I’m excited to finally share with you the Summer of Simon!

Summer of Simon | Baltimore Photographer

The summer started off great, when we became tourists in our own city! (Oh, and Simon caught the photo bug) Here we are at Federal Hill & Camden Yards…iphone_family_summer-103 iphone_family_summer-104 Fort Howardiphone_family_summer-108 The Science Centeriphone_family_summer-101 Catching the photo bug at Gunpowderiphone_family_summer-110 And the National Aquariumiphone_family_summer-120maryland-photographers-131 maryland-photographers-130 iphone_family_summer-124We went to Fort McHenrybaltimore-family-photographer-122 baltimore-family-photographer-123And picked flowersbaltimore-family-photographer-127And learned that even though Simon is SO big, he still fits in tiny places… even if just barely.baltimore-family-photographer-128Simon got a wetsuit for his birthday and we spent a ton of time at the beach and in little swimming holes, throughout Maryland. He also finally got to turn forward facing in his carseat!iphone_family_summer-116 iphone_family_summer-119 iphone_family_summer-112 iphone_family_summer-121We also took some selfies!iphone_family_summer-114 iphone_family_summer-123We took many trips to the National Aquarium in Baltimore¬†maryland-photographers-121 maryland-photographers-120 maryland-photographers-114 maryland-photographers-111 maryland-photographers-129 maryland-photographers-109 maryland-photographers-108 maryland-photographers-101baltimore-family-photographer-111 baltimore-family-photographer-112 baltimore-family-photographer-113We hung out with our petsMaryland Photographer Maryland Photographer baltimore-family-photographer-107He made music with Daddymaryland-family-photographer-102Had ice cream with Daddyiphone_family_summer-141Rode bikes and skateboards with Daddybaltimore-family-photographer-119Did I mention that our little man turned SIX?????baltimore-family-photographer-103Which means he can reach over the sink now. When did this happen?maryland-family-photographer-101 baltimore-family-photographer-142Simon took to wearing formal wearbaltimore-family-photographer-109 baltimore-family-photographer-110 baltimore-family-photographer-115Somebody learned how to swim!iphone_family_summer-132And how to relax at the waterparkiphone_family_summer-133Aunt Brea took Simon climbing… and as it turns out… he’s pretty stinking goodiphone_family_summer-137Simon *finally* met his dream of visiting the “sky building”iphone_family_summer-126 iphone_family_summer-127And we had some fun at Pierce’s Parkiphone_family_summer-128And had more fun at the local fairfamily-photographer-in-maryland-162 family-photographer-in-maryland-165We went campingfamily-photographer-in-maryland-101 family-photographer-in-maryland-123 family-photographer-in-maryland-121 family-photographer-in-maryland-118 family-photographer-in-maryland-131 family-photographer-in-maryland-133 family-photographer-in-maryland-134 family-photographer-in-maryland-142 family-photographer-in-maryland-153Got a questionable haircutbaltimore-family-photographer-104Did perhaps a wee bit too much bed jumpingbaltimore-family-photographer-105 family-photographer-101 family-photographer-102Hung out at the playgroundfamily-photographer-in-maryland-111 We went on great adventuresbaltimore-family-photographer-131baltimore-family-photographer-136 baltimore-family-photographer-141 baltimore-family-photographer-130 Simon played creative director…baltimore-family-photographer-132 And leaderbaltimore-family-photographer-134And studied spidersbaltimore-family-photographer-137 baltimore-family-photographer-138 baltimore-family-photographer-139But sadly, all good things must come to an end, and thus… Simon entered first grade!baltimore-family-photographer-116

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  1. Brea
    October 27, 2016

    I’m not crying. You’re crying.

    I’m so glad I was able to be a small part of his summer of awesome. And I love that silhouetted shot of him on the rock wall at the fair. He’s such a fearless, strong, inspiring little guy. I’m so happy to know him.

    Love, your (faux) Aunt Brea.

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  2. Anna Arpasi
    October 27, 2016

    Oh my gosh, I’m loving this recap of your summer…it looks like you all had so much fun. I love that you got so many pictures of Simon taking pictures and I really love that bathtub pic. What an inspiration to take more lifestyle pics!

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