November 21, 2016
Last weekend we met with our new photographer, the lovely Meaghan Younker, to take some family pictures!
I am teaming up with Tiny Prints for Christmas cards this year, so I needed some new photos! I loved our family photos from Mabel’s 1st birthday, but they were too bright and springy for Christmas cards(I thought). So we went with a deeper color scheme for this shoot.
The weather was absolutely perfect. The lighting was absolutely perfect. I loved, loved, loved how our outfits came together. The time of day was perfect, everyone was fed and rested and ready to go.
And then there was Mabel.
She decided that she really, really, like really really wanted to walk around and play with rocks. And anytime we tried to pick her up or set her somewhere OTHER than where the rocks were, just full blown, absolute and complete melt down ensued. Honestly, I’ve actually never really ever seen her act that way before. We were completely befuddled by it!
And nothing helped. Pacifier, nursing, letting her play for a while to calm down and then picking her back up, letting her hold the rocks….nothing. She just got to wailing and screaming and couldn’t seem to stop herself.
So, about 45 minutes of taking pictures later, I was pretty solidly convinced that we would just be the crying baby Christmas card people this year.
But, Meaghan must possess some sort of super power(I’m not ruling out photoshop :p) that made it so we had over 100 amazing images from our shoot to keep. (Only 5 days after our photo shoot! Crazy!)
So with that introduction, here are our family pictures 🙂 (But not our Christmas card pictures! I will be sharing those after they arrive!)
I’m completely head over heels in love with every single picture that Meaghan took(though a large margarita and my body weight in chips and queso after the shoot was required) and I’m SO super excited to print them and put them all around my house and I’m REALLY excited to get your Christmas cards in the mail.
If you’re local and need a photographer, check out Meaghan Younker. You can check out her website and her instagram to see some of her latest work!
And, if you’re interested, you can shop for all of the items we wore in the widget below!
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