June 6, 2011
I’ve been wanting to show the incredible pictures that Christy took for us a few weeks ago!
When we were planning a trip to visit her and her dear family for the weekend, she offered to do a photoshoot if we wanted.
IF we wanted?! A photoshoot with Christy was too good to be true!
This was especially special because I love mother/daughter pictures on Mother’s Day, and didn’t get a single one this year.
So when she offered a bit later, it was just a hug from God!
I know, I’m sentimental like that. But it really was.
And, it seems like I’m the one behind the camera 99% of the time.
While I enjoy that, I also want at least a few pictures with my children every once in a while too!
I dreamt of all-white outfits for us.
Whites and creams, to be exact. And bare feet.
I had seen some pictures from kellehampton and absolutely loved the mother/daughter pictures I saw there.
But after our photoshoot, I think Christy’s photography wins.
This shoot was the fulfillment of every dream.
I honestly could not be happier.
I smile until I almost burst into tears when I look at these pictures!
Christy, you are amazing! Like I told you before, you make us look really good! Ha!
Without further ado, these pictures are compliments of C. Smucker Photography.
I love how she caught the motion in this one!
I’m not sure if this was a pleading to pleasebegoodforthepictures or what… because we did have a few melt-downs.
I just have to put that in here, because these look like perfection, and like all we do is smile.
Truth be told, we do smile a lot,
but we also settle a lot of fights and wipe a lot of tears!
I think this is my very favorite EVER!
I love some of the ones Christy got of Zoe’ Grace…
And of Olivia Caroline.
My two precious girls! They look like little angels on these pictures!
Maybe this is why all the old people talk about the “good ol’ days” – because lovely pictures is what they remember life by!
I really like this one of us.
I have to put this in here… because this is Christy’s son, and Zoe’ has talked about him repeatedly since we’re back home.
I don’t normally like many pictures of me, but this one I happen to. Like I said, Christy made us look good!
Somehow I feel very sheepish putting pictures up of myself, but these are for my three long-lost sisters in Paris, Italy, and soon-to-be Cambodia. We’re spread all over the world these days!
This next one was after the afore-mentioned melt-down. It really is wonderful how pictures capture the best of life!
I could not believe that I didn’t pack clothes for Ben, just in case we were able to do a few family pictures. I didn’t, thinking it would be mostly of the girls and a few mother/daughter. He ended up going along on the photo shoot, and was wonderful at being the behind-camera man, getting little girls’ attention and calming little storms we encountered.
We were able to do a few of just Ben and me, trying to disguise his polo shirt in the midst of our all-white regal attire.
And my handsome man!
Christy, you are amazing. Thank you so so much for the fabulous job! We are thrilled to pieces!
These are the pictures I will look back on and think, “Oh, what precious days God gave me with my daughters!” And even now, I think that. Amid the tears, the fight-settling, and the days that don’t go by smoothly.
I have a sister in Paris at the moment, and in two days my other two sisters are leaving for Cambodia for three months. And me? I’m in a little town in the Deep South. And honestly, I am so happy to be where I am! This is a work of God in my heart that I can say this, and truly mean it. But I wouldn’t trade where I am right now for all the travels in the world! I absolutely love being a wife and a mother!
I love my life so very much, and am so thankful for where God has placed me!