Family Photos

7:00 AM

Way back in June we had some family photos taken.
I made about half of the clothing and it was fun to have some summer shots of our little crew.

Photos taken by Kandice McDermott Photography
Kandice was also nice enough to get a head shot of me.
It’s kind of weird to get pictures of just yourself, but I’ll use them to update my blog and profile pictures which is a lot better than my old one which I took of myself in our bathroom 4 years ago.
Also, I think it will be good to have a nice picture of just me down the road for the family.
I know I’d love a professional picture of just my mother when she was a young mom to have now.

On to the fam.
junk I made: 

Ellie: Finch dress and orange bow clip 
Me: Secretary Skirt, French Knot Blouse, DIY earrings, cheap $1.00 necklace I spray painted orange 
My Husband: none 

Family photos can be stressful on the mom, or at least they are for me.
We have to coordinate naps, snacks, etc to hope our kids behave…which mine didn’t. 
Then there’s planning the clothes which is a big stress for me. 
I think the days of everyone wearing khaki pants and black polo is dated, so to look like a cohesive group but not get matchy-matchy can be tricky. 
So I probably worry about the clothes, hair, and everything else more than it matters. 

But the actual photoshoot with Kandice was totally stress free. She had some ideas that my kids tanked for her, but she moved on and was really easy going. 
You could tell she’s a mom and works with kids a lot, she kept them entertained with treats throughout and at the end RJ earned a package of Pop Rocks which rocked his world, he’d never had them. It’s also great to get shots of my husband and I since we really don’t take many of just us anymore. 
So for all the pre-photo stress it was a really great session and so fun to meet and work with Kandice.

If you live in the Idaho Falls/ Pocatello/ Rexburg Idaho area you should definitely look her up! 

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  1. The pictures are priceless and so darling! I love them and the wardrobe choices are awesome! Your family is beautiful!

  2. They turned out great. I love your headshot!

  3. Love that shot of you. So pretty.
    And the ones of your family are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous! And your headshot looks great!

  5. They all came out beautifully!
    I love your new headshot. It is so hard to always be behind the camera and never have a decent photo of you!
    Fantastic way to spend a day.

  6. They are all so beautiful!! I especially love the one of you with your husband and the one of him with the kids is so precious! I agree it's nice to have one just of you too :) I don't think I appear in any of our family pics really - I'd rather hold the camera!!

  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

  8. Love your headshot and pretty pictures! Hmm maybe we'll meet someday around town. :)


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