Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why do family photos give me such anxiety?

We have not done family photos in two years, so it was time. Especially since the last photos do not even include baby brother. There is just something about family photos that make me cringe. There is just so much work that goes into family photos even before you take the photos. Last time, we had a wonderful photographer come out to our property for the shoot. Lets just say it was an all day event. We were all cold and exhausted by the end, but it was so worth it. The photos are amazing! There is something so special about having a professional photographer capturing the beauty of not only your family, but also your property (home). It truly makes the pictures have so much more meaning.

Hubby and I got on board about 5 weeks ago to do it again. I notified the same photographer and she was excited to come out and photograph us, again. Well lets just say that by the time I gathered our outfits, (which any mom of a large family knows, is an ordeal) mother nature decided to throw us a cool down. Which means we will not be doing outside family photos until next year. Such a bummer!

It was weighing heavy on my heart that Ademan is not in our large collage (which the kids look at every day because it is right in the middle of our living room) of family photos. Our girls have started to ask where Ademan was, and why isn't he in the picture. So I decided I could not put it off another minute. I decided to go down to a local portrait studio and have the kids photos taken. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. The photographer shot our kids for nearly an hour, and not a single problem. She was amazingly good with kiddos.

Not bad for a portrait studio, right? She really captured the inner cuteness of my kiddos. What a relief to have no family photo anxiety for at least another ten months. Hopefully by then I can loose those 10lbs that have somehow (no really I don't know how, o.k. maybe its the fact that I haven't had a workout in oh lets say six months, ugh!) worked their way onto me. Until then I will enjoy these photos....


  1. They are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!
    Great job!

  2. Really really really really great pics!! Love them!

  3. Omg! So adorable! -B

    1. Thanks friend! We should take all of the kids and do a friend picture!

  4. Beautiful pictures! They are so cute. -Shalen

  5. Such beautiful smiles, you did good Meri. Love, Aunt Linda


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