Fall Family Photos 2013


Hello & TGIF
Things have been happening around here.  

The mini mudroom is going full speed ahead & by next week we'll be installing tile, painting, & all that fun stuff.  Quinn's used to napping to the sounds of drilling & hammering.  It's starting to resemble an actual room & we're already appreciating this little bit of extra space!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might've already seen a peek at our family photo session (thank you for all your kind, lovely comments!!).  We forced asked our friend Ben to once again take our photos this year.  He obliged & churned out awesome results.  

Though Quinn was walking during last year's photos, it was nothing compared to this year's session.  It was quite interesting trying to contain her as she preferred to explore/run/do the opposite of what we asked.  I was sweating & my hair wilting about 3 minutes into it.  Can you tell that some of my smiles were actually grimaces as I/we felt our grip on Quinn slipping?!  All in all, Quinn did so well, proud of her!  

A few of our favorites.
She's trying to break free.
{Update: Some of you asked on Instagram & here about my top. :-) It's an Anthropologie-esque knock-off I found at Express of all places (color: Natural).}
Pooping possibly
Skipping stones
Or boulders


Aaaand she's over it.


Thanks a million for capturing our little family so beautifully, Ben!
Also, it wouldn't have been possible without your lovely wife/assistant Sara's antics & bubble blowing.  
All of which mesmerized Quinn just long enough (like 2.5 seconds).



If you'd like to see that one other time we tried to look like a normal family, click here.

{All photo credit goes to Ben Klaus Photography}


P.S. Thanks to my girl Cassie for the link love--check out her Friday Five!!

50 comments:

  1. These are great. Your shirt is so freakin' awesome but the best part is the last photo. I'm dying. That's about to be Theron in his 18 month pics this month. Oh their diva ways...

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    1. HA!! Thinking of making that one our Christmas card this year! Real life w/ a toddler, it's awesome ;-) Thanks chica, xoxo.

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  2. I love these! Yes, it's tough keeping little ones happy and their parents stress free during a photoshoot. Bubbles are definitely in my camera bag!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! You photographers are saints especially when it comes to working w/ kids!!

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  3. Gorgeous family!

    Alright fess up... where did you get that gorgeous lace top of yours??

    LB

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    1. Thanks friend, right back atcha!! The top is from Express of all places. I can't afford to shop even Anthro sale racks so I hunt down knock-offs. ;-)

      xoxo

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Lol the last one is priceless! We have our pictures next month - cant wait!! Congrats on your mud room!

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    1. Thanks so much!! The last one will be great for our Christmas card....or to show her prom date ;-) Have fun at your family photo session & I can't wait to see them!!!

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  5. Those are positively adorable! I love reading your blog, by they way!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Nicki!! I love you for reading!!

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  6. You guys are too cute! You look like a magazine family! Also, I need to know where you got your top. :) It's adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much, Brittney! You're the best. My top's from Express (color: natural), love it!
      xoxo

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    1. Right back at you, my friend! Thanks a bunch, xoxo!

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  8. The family pics turned out lovely!! I love the one of all you smiling and the one with Quinn on her Daddy's shoulders, kids always look extra cute on shoulders! :)

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    1. Thanks a million, K! That one's one of my faves too. R kept saying, "Don't pee on my neck/shoulders, Quinn." HA!

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  9. love these pic's .... you all look so natural! have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Emma! We look nice & normal, right? Noone was more surprised than me ;-)

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  10. hahaha, that last one is SO perfect!! I think that about sums up toddlerhood in a nutshell, especially with you two in the background grinning and bearing it.

    These are all so great, you all are such a beautiful family and that Quinn is the perfect mix of both of you! We also did the throw rocks, here's some balloons escapades during our session! Love these!! (and want that top!!)

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    1. Right?!? It's that time of year where I threaten that we TRY to look like a nice & normal family so it can be frozen in film for proof.....or else. Did we succeed? ;-)

      Thank you so much for the kind words, my friend! Quinn liked the balloons for about 2 secs (we clipped them onto her sweater, lo). Half of the pics are of her mooning the camera, flashing her bloomers, or glaring at us. GAH!!

      I can't wait to see yours!!!!

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    1. Right back at you! Thanks a million, my friend!!

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  12. That last photo... BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Please, please use that one for your Christmas card! ;) She's adorable... as are you guys :)

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    1. It's a keeper, that's for sure. It's going to blow up Pinterest, thanks to you, haha! I remember muttering thru my teeth "Ben, how much can Photoshop fix?!"

      Thank you kindly, gal!! Happy weekend!!

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  13. These are so great!! Especially that last one- haha :)

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    1. If she ever runs for office, I am so breaking out this photo.

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  14. Oh my goodness - that last shot is too funny. Her face! You look GORGEOUS and they all came out so great. And SO exciting about the mudroom progress. I think we have similarly messy climates and I feel you on the need for one!!

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    1. Thanks gal! I had to reapply my makeup about 3 minutes into the session due to chasing Sassafras around/sweating but it all worked out ;-)

      Hope everything's shaking out well on the home front for you!

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  15. What a beautiful family you have! The final photo is priceless. It wouldn't be family photos without a complete meltdown, am I right? Wanted to let you know that I'm totally digging your blog. Found you through Cassie :)

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    1. Aw thanks so much for dropping by, Shelley!! And thanks a million for your kind words! This is that time of year when I'm all "Let's pretend to be a nice, normal family & get someone to freeze it for proof." HA!
      P.S. LOVE your blog!

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  16. FC-
    These pics are just lovely! The last one is the best....you're keeping it real! That little Quinn is so darling!
    Molly

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    1. Right? I can't be the only blogger whose kid cries?! ;-) Thanks so much, Molly! Your comments always brighten my day.
      P.S. I was packing away some of Quinn's old stuff & unearthed those beautiful burp cloths you made for her. They got some serious love when she was a baby & made me all weepy. Thanks a million for those, my friend!! They were such a thoughtful gift. xoxo

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    2. The last one is the best ever!

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      My hubby and I just took pics of the kiddos (we have 4 now), and it was like a circus act, gone bad. Thank goodness for digital.
      I'm glad the burp rags were used and loved! I swear your baby girl was just born yesterday!!!
      Oh, and your mud room is looking awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Am I frightening you yet? The top is super cute, and all mine thanks to you. The weather during our family pic session was the exact opposite of your glorious colorado day...how you doin frizzball???

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    1. You frightening me?! Never!! #iloveyou

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  18. Such a scrumptious and gorgeous family. These photos are amazing. And of course your top is super cute.

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    1. Right back at you, my friend!! Thanks so much, xoxo!!

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    1. Thank you, Angel! Olive is quite the doll herself!

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  20. Omg, the last one!! :) I love it! I love them all!

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    1. It truly captures the "normal family", doesn't it?! ;-)
      Thank you, my friend!!

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  21. What a cutie pie! The last photo is priceless. :)

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  22. beautiful photos! We are taking our family photos today and I'm anticipating lots of running away! :)

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    1. Thank you, friend! Hope all went well w/ your family photos! Did she behave??! ;-)

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  23. Y'all all look amazing! And what gorgeous light. I have to say, that last shot of Q is my favorite... we have one of H at six months where he fell off of a wooden crate prop and is screaming his little bleeding face off... ooops. Keeping it real, though! Those are all framers, expect to see some in a gallery wall soon!

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    1. Aw thanks for the kind words, I love ya! Oh no, poor HDawg. It's those real moments forever captured that truly show us as a "normal" family. Makes me feel normal when I see other people's real moments, ha!
      xoxo

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  24. Seriously your family is freakin good lookin!!!! And Quinn OMG how adorbable is she! Love them all!

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    1. Many thanks!! And right back atcha, my beautiful friend (& family)!!

      I ought to show you the other half of the pics that didn't make it into my post. Quinn's either flashing her bloomers, running away, or glaring at all of us. ;-)

      xoxo

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  25. These shots are fabulous!! What a good looking crew you have, indeed. And that last shot, yes, is perfect.
    Love, love, love.
    xo.

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