Remember how I've been wanting some updated family photos? Well we're going to be in California this summer near the homebase of photographer Rachel Thurston. I've been aware of her work ever since she photographed a friends wedding and she's an amazing photographer. And while I don't know her personally (yet), she happens to be friends with quite a few of my friends. Bonus! With all our travel plans this summer I figured a family photo shoot was out of the budget, but the husband surprised me with this gift for Mother's Day! Hip Hip Hooray! (Or Hip Hop Hooray... I can't decide.)
The above pics were the last professional photos's we had taken by another amazing photographer and friend Seth Smoot. Seth is legit. 2 legit 2 quit in fact (someone stop me). I love these pictures as they were taken right before we left NYC, around our 'hood. They really capture the spirit of our lil' family. And my hair... I'm gonna say it, my hair looks really good here. (However, I wish I had been a little more detail oriented when it came to my dress--I should have belted that thing because that sash is doing me no favors.) I treasure these pictures.
I'm really excited for some updated, professional family photos--hello? Lamp anyone? But I get nervous when thinking about casual vs. formal, what style we're going for, coordinating but not matchy-matchy outfits, not to mention my hair and make up. I mean I want to look like myself, but just a tan, long-eyelashed, pouty-lipped yet natural version of myself. Let's be honest, my husband always looks amazing and the girls just need to be in a cheerful, cooperative mood. Either way I'm excited.
What is your take when it comes to family photos? Do you like to look natural and sort of every-day-ish or do you go all out with new clothes, more than average make-up and super styled?