I realized I never posted our family pictures from this past September. I was so happy with how they turned out, so they must be officially documented! When our former family photographer started shooting exclusively weddings, I was nervous about finding someone new. We didn't have professional family pictures taken in 2011, so it was definitely time to update the pictures on the wall. I was so grateful when my good friend recommended her friend, Andrea Pasion. She has a crew of kids of her own and has scaled back her business to meet the demands of family life, but I was thrilled when she was willing to do our family pictures on a beautiful September day.
I love getting them done early. September in the PNW offers you the best chance of weather and color. And I always hate the rush at the end of the year to get pictures done anyway...so getting them done in the fall always makes getting that Christmas card done so much easier.
It really is an exhausting job to figure out coordinating, yet not matching, family outfits. It's always the hardest part. And I left my clothes to the end and wasn't too happy with what I had to wear (doing the reverse next year!), but in the end you couldn't even really see what I'm wearing, so it was all for not.
This picture below is my favorite family picture ever. I love it! I had it printed on canvas for our family room. I love how it captures our family, my kids' personalities, and our real love for one another. It was a real shot, not posed, not planned. Those are always the best ones.
Rylan and Miles were both pretty difficult the entire time, so I consider it a miracle that I got this shot of all 4 kids.
And a few of Trevor and I are always good for the soul and our marriage.
Thank you thank you thank you to Andrea for making these pictures happen. I am a big believer on saving and budgeting for good photography. These are priceless to me, and I'm so grateful!!
And our Christmas card for 2012.