Sunday, December 6, 2009

Family Pictures


So, there's not usually a lot of family pictures on this blog because a. I can't compose a good photo, b. our family doesn't like to sit still unless we're on a train (and even then...), and c. I worry a lot about spending a lot of money and not getting a single. good. picture. (Hello, Sears photo shoot of 2007!)






But, I have an uber-talented friend, Jessica, and I figured she would be our best bet for getting some usable pics out of us because a. she has excellent taste, b. my boys are very comfortable with her (including Nate who is completely fine with sharing his sometimes inappropriate sense of humor with her), and c. she has boys of her own and knows how to work them.

While Jess was willing to work with us longer, I'm afraid 20 minutes was about our limit. Still, she knew right where to take us at the Mesa Arts Center to get the best backgrounds, and I was thrilled to go online this morning to order my Christmas cards and have more than 1 to choose from because that has NEVER happened to us before. Nate and I usually sigh and say, "Well, I guess this one doesn't look THAT bad."

It's so nice to have that done and have it turn out beautifully. Thanks again, Jess!

12 comments:

Carrie said...

Those are fabulous! LOVE THEM!!!

Kate said...

Yay for Jess. Why don't I take advantage of her??? Those are some great photos. I LOVE the one of you & Nate. So cute.

Wadas Family said...

These turned out so cute! And your outfits look great too! I'll have to keep that place in mind for photos.

sylvia/ticklethepear said...

so cute!

Brooke Peterson said...

Darling!! xo

Heather said...

Darling darling darling!! Your actual attractiveness is very evident! Great work, Jess.

Diana said...

Those photos are beautiful! I think family photos taken by a talented friend are the best kind to have.

Jessica said...

Thanks, Em!
You are too generous with your praise. Your boys did remarkably well. It was fun :)

Tim and Jennifer said...

I love the green background. You should definitely take more family pictures in the future!!

jaredandmatisse said...

Wow, Emily! You are one hot Momma! I am so glad I have some of your genes in my gene pool. Love the photos. Post MORE.

SLP said...

LOVE this year's photo shoot...
Investing in memories (i.e. photos professionally done once a year) is worth EVERY PENNY.

Dave said...

It's funny to see that the boys can be contained in a photo. Jessica made them look more sweet, less silly cowboys!