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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Category Archives: Baby Jace

Welcome to Our New Blog!

I have been SO excited about getting this blog on a roll. I wanted our Baby Jace to have a new blog to feature all the amazing things that he is experiencing and that WE are experiencing as new parents. Many thanks to Nate for designing this for me, and for being EXTREMELY patient as…

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Jessie - What a cute lil man! You guys did a great job:-)

Oscar B. Morales - My sweet Bobby, consider me chastised, I will touch base with you off line. Oh how I wish that I could be there to touch, smell hold my little “Duende” “cachorrito” and you and “Nick” (you and Nick), hug anyways. Love Papa Daddy

Aimee Swenson - This is the first time I thought Jace looks like Cameron! What a little cutie. If you are going to be in Utah anytime soon I’d love to see you.

Carolee Adams - What a fun way to celebrate your new adventures as the Perkes Family. Hope you continue to be the wonderful influence to your sweet son! Love you, The Adams’
We will be in Utah for Stephanie’s shower April 2nd from 6-8pm in Highland (near the point of the mountain between SLC and Provo). We would love to see you!

Brit - So I didn’t get to hold Jace last night and I’m thinking of taking that problem into my own hands – AH! No pun Inteneded -heehee- I might need to stop by tomorrow and take that little amazing guy into my hands :)

Ashlea - I love your new blog Luisa. Most of all I love seeing you so happy. What a beautiful baby boy you have. What joy I know you must feel every day to be his mommy.

Much Love!

queenie irons - BOBBIE!! he is adorable!!! look at those lips!! oh do you not kiss that sweet face every two seconds!!?? he is to die for. i can’t believe how much he has already changed in the last month! time does fly.:) i LOVE the pic of you in yellow. you look amazing. your blog is amazing too. so fun! i miss you!! thanks for sending me an invite. oh, by the way, did you ever get a package in the mail? i hope so. i sent a few things for jace. anyway, i love you tons! can’t wait to see MORE pictures of baby jace and you! (nate too of course.:)

—->Youre blog is so fun and the baby pictures are the best I have ever seen! I love you and youre budding family. much loves and hugs Nellie

Pops - Cutest little leprechaun ever!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day to you guys!

Jen Perkes - LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the new blog. Great design, great photograhy, and even better….great and beautiful people! Jace’s expressions just crack me up! Keep it all coming.

Love and hugs,


He Went #1 and #2!!!

We’ve hoped that you all have been able to view the pictures that Nate and I have taken of Jace and posted in different places, both on Facebook and on Nate’s blog [Check them out here or here or here]. We have had SO much fun finding backdrops and props to showcase our little rockstar….

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Andrew - I love the pictures, you are valiant for doing it all without a diaper!

Danella - Tu hijito está chinito!! -_- está bien bonito! =)

Oscar B. Morales - Hi Guys, Keep the pictures coming. I often wonder, what are this little Angels trying to tell us !!! I sometimes get lost in toughts of what it is that they remember before they totally forget and as you know me I always talk this is little ones as if they were little women and little men.

Love you,

Pappa Daddy

Linda Erickson - Darling pictures! I went to my mom’s yesterday and she was just dying to show me all of the beautiful pictures of Jace. They are adorable and she loves them. I’m sure she shows everyone who comes by!

Emily Brems - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first picture with Nate and Jace is looking up at him. Beautiful!! And the last picture looks like something from a nativity scene!! Luisa’s pic made me laugh. He so obviously knows that mama is his food source and that she is currently holding him. HEHE. You guys are so going to appreciate having all these wonderful pictures of him when he gets older and looks nothing like he did in the beginning! Want to see more of how things are going and hear more about how the adjustment is and what you are thinking of this change in your lives!!

Its About Time…

It would be an understatement to say that I have been sufficiently “harassed” to post some pregnancy pictures. For some deranged reason, it seems to be that when a woman is at her HUGEST, people all of a sudden want to see as much of her as possible. ; ) To appease the masses… behold……

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Jackie - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Get through those first weeks when you have your baby. You're going to feel like you want to die, your boobs are going to fall off, and you will cry everyday. It's ok, it GETS BETTER. I Love being a mommy now. Love you!

Danella - this is AMAZING LUISA!!! your pictures make me want to have a baby :D You are really beautiful, I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! and meet my nephew. yay!!

Ingrid Y. Rodriguez - Luisita! Que hermosa se te ve con tu pancita! Girl, you make pregnancy look at its best! Enjoy that belly as much as you can because once it's gone, you'll miss the kicks, the squirming, and all the salsa dancing your little one is doing right now… and then the belly just gets boring! but you'll have your beautiful baby in your arms so that will make up for everything! I'm so excited for you. Se que seras una gran mama! Te quiero mucho! Yayyyy we are blog friends!

kevin. Leanne. Beckum. - why hello BEAUTIFUL!! you look amazing luisa!! i love the last picture:) it makes me smile…with all the fun memories we had together once upon a long time ago. lol. oh man i miss us.i can't wait to hear all about it as well and SEE how sweet and beautiful this baby boy will be!! love you tons bobbie!!

p.s. i can't wait to see you someday. :)

Trysha - Oh my goodness you look so amazing!! Gorgeous!

It also makes me happy as a Mama of a Caedon to see the name Kaiden almost in the lead for your baby name poll. ;)

(I linked from Nate's photography blog)

Melanie - I am so excited for you to begin this wild adventure. That babe is going to be gorgeous!

Linda - I agree! You are a gorgeous pregnant woman! Can't wait to see the little guy and hear the details! Good luck with everything! We will keep both of you (and Nate) in our prayers! I actually like to give birth! (Not so much the pregnant part, though.) Hope you are feeling good. I always feel better the week after I give birth than the week before. Hang in there!

Emily - Your pictures are beautiful!! And you are not even CLOSE to huge! You look wonderful!! Can't wait to see the pictures of the baby. You are super lucky to have such a great photographer for a husband. I have been wanting to do belly photos with each of my kids and never got around to it. Plus you will get amazing pics of your baby – all for free! :) Congrats. I'm on the edge of my seat for baby pics and information!


For some reason, Nate and I thought that this whole ‘name game’ would be easier once we knew whether our baby was a boy or a girl. But it hasn’t been easier. Our lists got longer once we knew about our little BOY! So, we need your help. We have narrowed down the lists, and…

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Bree - I always love checking in to see what's new with you guys and of course gawk at your awesome pictures!! Congrats on a boy!!! We're excited for you and hope things continue to go great! :)

Bree - I always love checking in to see what's new with you guys and of course gawk at your awesome pictures!! Congrats on a boy!!! We're excited for you and hope things continue to go great! :)

german&jenny - Love the names you listed! Have to say Isaac Carter is the cutes namer EVER though. Haha but then again it is my little guys name! I love you and am SO happy for you guys!

maritza lastres - Oye… yo creo podria llamarse Ivan…jaja! Bien Chileno.

Te Quiero amiga, y suerte con el nombre de tu Hijo :)

Rod & Kathy - I have a grandson named Tate and i love that name. I am so excited for you.

Collect Call from: We’adababi EetsaBoi…

Before the dawning of the cell phone era, there existed such a thing as…. collect calls. *gasp* How archaic! When I was a child, naively pliable to the mainstream marketing of television commercials [Commercials?? No TiVo?], I remember one particular AD of a father calling his folks to annouce the arrival of his son. OBVIOUSLY,…

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Brooke - Yeah! You two are so cute, and you'll be the best parents, and I will be so jealous at how his life will be so amazingly photographed. Your little boy is lucky and blessed to have you as his parents. I love you!

Misty - Congrats to you Nate and Luisa!

Look out world~here comes Boston!=)

Brian and misty

Ken and Jen Perkes - We LOVED getting the call! And would have gladly paid for it COLLECT! Priceless!


Kathryn - Congratulations!! I had my sono today too!! We're having another boy! 3 boys in a row! Wow!! We are so excited.

Melanie - I am so happy for you guys! We have loved having a boy first. It is always such a huge relief to know that the baby is healthy and happy!

Aimee and Dane - LUISA!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats on the news! And way to read the ultrasound before the nurse told you what sex it was! I'm so impressed. Congrats again! Love you.

Summer is….. Gone?

Rest assured, you have NOT been forgotten. This blog has weighed like a millstone on my conscience for MONTHS! The worst thing about it is that the title of my blog had been “Summer is Coming” for all this time. I vow to do better. I’m not quite ready to do a full-on summer review…

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Chelsea - Way cool pictures guys. I love it! Unique with the prego test…very creative! And you Luisa my love look very SASSY standing in the road with your cute little belly :)

Jeralyn - HOORAY!!! I could NOT be happier for you two!! This is the BEST news EVER!! Congratulations!! Our family is so excited to have another COUSIN!! Yippee!! :) :) :) And I am so glad that it is going so well for you too! It is tough, but so incredibly worth it :)

Bree - CONGRATULATIONS! I am SO happy and excited for you! No doubt you will both be AMAZING parents! Luisa-you look SO good!! You will be so cute with a prego belly! Sounds like life is great and it's so fun seeing your smiling faces! Take care!

Kate Perkes - LOVE THE NEW POST!! Awesome pics you two… can't wait for this little miracle to be apart of our crazy family… I already love this darlin like my own… I find myself so excited for all the little mile stones of your pregnancy Luisa haha…. Just so happy for you two..This little babe will be assured to be showered with lots and lots of love from Aunt Kate and Uncle Jake…and Gracie, and Ben, and Natey and Julia… and everyone else anxiously awaiting the arrival..few…Lots of Love for sure!
P.s Love the pics of you two… I have been wanting to fix up my blog for so long you've inspired me to hut to it..


Linda - Cutest pregnant girl ever! So glad you are feeling better, and enjoy being able to go the bed as soon as you get home from work! (Sorry, but that won't last long!) Good luck with rest of the pregnancy and keep us updated. You are going to be the most amazing mom!

Melanie - I am so happy for you! Congratulations. The fatigue should start to pass soon and you will have a few months of feeling great! I can't wait to hear if it is a boy or girl!

Ken and Jen Perkes - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog look!!! You two should make an "appearance" on the Perkes Photography blog! Also, LOVE Luisa's bookshelf! HOW COOL!!! And most of all, LOVE the debut of our little guy . . . or girl! You look adorable pregnant, Luisa . . . we can ALMOST see your thinking about showing! Ha, ha!

In short, lots of LOVE here!