Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Family Pictures 2012

I decided that this year I wanted to start a tradition of us taking family pictures and doing Christmas cards so we had our awesome friend, Summer, take our pictures! I was super nervous and worried about them. I kept imagining that I would look horrible in them (not fishing for compliments, I just thought that I would stand in an unflattering way or look weird or something. I don't think I am ugly :) and then I was worried about our outfits, the lighting since it was right after day light savings, etc... Luckily, everything went great!

We ended up just going into our friend's neighbor's backyard for the photos, so she was able to let her 1 year old nap and just take the baby monitor with her. After the shoot, she did some cropping and resizing and then gave them all to us on a cd right them. There were so many to choose from!!! It was awesome to have them right away and I was surprised at how great they turned out with no editing. While we were going through the pictures, our friend kept saying how she wants to just steal James and keep him for herself he is just so cute, and we agree! He was adorable for the pictures, not shy at all!
 We've learned that if you ask James to give you kisses but you don't turn your head towards him, he will reach up and turn your head for you, so we got him to do it for the camera.

 He loved being on Anthony's shoulders, he thought it was the funniest thing!

 We just love his "Ooooo" face in this one :)

 When you tell him to "give hugs", this is what he does. It just makes you melt!


Lindsey said...

These are so great, Virginia! All three of you look awesome:) We're getting family photos done on Saturday, I hope they turn out this great, Ada doesn't have a great track record though lol. I'm crossing my fingers!

Happy said...

Even though I already commented on these on FB and in an email, I know you like blog comments as much as I do, so I thought I'd leave another comment here! I love the colors and outfits you chose for the pictures- good job! They are all so cute!! Can't wait to see you guys again!