I think family picture day is one of the most stressful days of the year! I get so worried about making sure the kids look cute and actually smile for the camera, getting all the outfits coordinated, and getting shots that I will love. Does anybody else get stressed out too?
I knew I wanted our family portraits taken outside in the fall leaves this year, and I was worried that I had waited too long. It was November, a lot of the prettiest fall leaves were already gone, and we were in a COLD and rainy month. I didn't know if the weather would cooperate at all!
But. . . it worked out! Our photographer took us to the Seattle Temple grounds where we found some great fall leaves, and the rain held off and only sprinkled a tiny bit during our photo shoot. And I LOVE our pictures!!!
I still can't decide which of these first FOUR pictures to enlarge and frame on our wall! I love all four!!!
These are so similar to each other, and just SO cute! I love how they don't look posed and I love the way Kirsten was having a blast playing with the leaves and throwing them in the air.
Kirsten's personality just SHINES through these photographs, and I love that! Those are my favorite kinds of portraits, when they show true personalities.
Kirsten had a difficult time warming up to the camera, so for the first twenty minutes or so she was crying. We finally got her interested in the leaves, and then she was great for the rest of the time!
It was COLD that day, and I felt bad because I was the warmest one in my coat and winter hat! Poor little Kirsten and Natalie had freezing cold hands by the time we were through.
Natalie was fascinated with the leaves, and it was tough to get her to look at the camera at all. Still cute though!
The photographers did such a great job, and they got some wonderful pictures of Kirsten that I just love!