So I had all the usual reasons for not taking our own family portraits. We’re busy. REALLY busy. (Who isn’t who has small children?) But everytime I come home from a photoshoot, I’d look at the blank walls where I wanted images of the three of us. We didn’t have time for a weekend shoot. March really isn’t the best month to be outside (it was super windy) I mean,I could lose 10 lbs and we can wait three months right? Three months usually turns into 6 or 10 and then you’re like, oh, we never took family portraits. So, after our trip to Texas, I finally said, that’s it. I’m not waiting until I look perfect (we can all relate right?) and I spent time online looking for someone to take our portraits. We met Brett & Jessica one windy afternoon in March. They are the sweetest couple and if you are looking for a wedding photographer, you should definitely call them. Really stunning images and such a personable and fun couple – definitely someone you want hanging out with you on your wedding day.
What was my favorite part of the shoot? Probably the fact that they just let us be us. Sure I planned alot of things. (our outfits. Whew. You already know Owen wore my favorite outfit of his, I found my clothes pretty easily, but it took me a while to find a shirt for Michael that would coordinate.) I brought balloons to keep Owen in one spot for a big negative space image I knew I wanted. (I also brought a puzzle, too.) Oh, and I also wore a scarf. in March. So as you can see in some of the images it was all over the place. And you know what, getting back to the letting us be us part, I really don’t care if my scarf wasn’t perfect. They sent us soo many images, and when I opened them, I cried. They captured a magical time in our lives. A time of running, tickling, playing puzzles (mr. man’s favorite) throwing him up in the air. The three of us laughing together – what a treasure. All of them. All the reasons why I kept putting off family portraits seemed so silly after I saw them. I love that they captured the love between the three of us. (Ok so I am totally crying nowYes, I’ve already ordered canvas & prints (yay) because what fun is it to just look at them on the computer. I’m also working on an album design because they captured something so special for us and I can’t wait to display it, and for Owen to enjoy looking through the images. Thanks to Brett & Jessica for capturing fun, authentic moments for our family.
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