My friend Mo came a few weeks ago and took some pictures of our family. I love, love, love taking family photos in our home--the one above is my absolute favorite and we'll be getting it framed soon! We've done family photos on location before--and they were beautiful--but there's something about capturing your home as part of the family as well. Additionally, Mo used black and white film (as opposed to just editing them black and white) and I can't tell you how much I LOVE these photos. The look is so classically elegant and surprisingly different! I even edited a couple of our family photos to be b+w as well. Ha--I know I just said it's not the same as actually having b+w film, but I couldn't help it! You might also recognize these photos as the ones I used for the Mother Mag feature. I'm so lucky to know so many talented photographers... we've had a lot of great family photos over the years. See here, here, here and here.
If you're in the Chicago or surrounding areas check out Momoko Photography.
Most of these are for a project she's doing on mothers and daughters, so if you're wondering why B isn't in more of the photos....well that's why. Also, we did all the family photos outside which is my only regret! I really wish we had pulled B in for some of the indoor photos. They're still great, but again...there was just something about those indoor photos. I know family photos can be an investment, but to me so worth it. Especially when they can capture a mood and feel like these photos do. Do you get family photos regularly? If so how often? I know it can be hard doing styling, managing kids and even your own expectations--do you think it's worth it? Also have you ever had a family photo shoot you totally regretted? If so what did you regret and what did you do about it?