Since our Christmas Cards have already gone out in the mail, I guess it's safe to post the pictures from our latest family photoshoot. I didn't want to ruin the surprise of any of the pics before we used them on our cards.
Like last year, we hired our friend Kristen Catt to take the pictures of us. I've learned that some family members...ahem, the men...take direction better when it's coming from a paid photographer than from me. :)
We started with the full family picture since it's always the hardest. So many kids to try to make look in the same direction!
I love this one of my parents with all the grandkids on the fence.
We got several decent shots of our family even though Katie Wynn and Thomas hadn't really warmed up yet. What is it with them hating photographers?!
Here is a side by side comparison between this year and last year. I liked this picture below, but thought it was too similar to last year's winning picture to use for the Christmas Card.
So we used the one below to switch things up a little bit. KW and T were NOT happy about having to stand on their own. The nerve we had in not holding them!
We also included a picture of just the four kids and it is one of my favorites. Love all four of these grins!
On the back of our card I put an individual picture of each of the kids.
I could've filled the back with just pictures of Thomas, because his bright blue eyes just flirted with the camera.
Katie Wynn had some really cute ones too. Where am I going to hang all of these in my house?
We ordered some really cute canvases for my Mom for Christmas that have an individual shot of each of the grands on them. We got good shots of all of them! These three belong to my brother Ben and his wife Erin.
And these two belong to the oldest brother, Nick, and his wife Beth.
Here's another shot of my parents with the kids. I don't know why but it cracks me up.
I love this one of my mom and dad.
And finally, this last picture of my crew is kinda silly. I wanted a picture of us holding hands so that I can order an ornament of our silhouettes from Le Papier Studio. I think we may be too spread out though, I'm not sure. I told them they didn't have to smile since I just wanted our silhouettes but I wish they had because I really like the background!
If we keep doing this every year I'm just going to have to wallpaper my walls in family pictures. I have the hardest time choosing which ones to display! At least I'll have them all stored here.
More on the rest of our November soon.