Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Family Thing

The first time Mr. Fantastic and I ever took professional photos of us was when we got engaged.  At the time, we did one session that was just the two of us and one that included the kids.  We ended up using one of those family photos as our first ever family Christmas card later that year just a few months after our wedding.  The following year, we caught the boys planning their outfits for our family photos because, "It's close to Thanksgiving and we still haven't done them!" So we called our favorite photographer and quickly scheduled some. That is how our tradition of family photos every year was born.  We rotate who gets to pick the color between the boys and we pick the location with our photographer.  It is so much fun to get the pictures back because when we line them all up we can really see how much the kids grow every year.
Sweater: Gap (old); Necklace: c/o Jane Basch Jewelry; Earrings: Blue Nile
Jeans: Paige Premium Denim (mine are old; this is the current style); Shoes: Renvy
Mr. Fantastic wears - Sweater: J Crew; Jeans: Banana Republic; Shoes: Johnston & Murphy
This year the boys had picked a cranberry/berry color and we were all set to go before the storms blew in and we realized that a dress and short sleeves were really not going to cut it.  Because the boys were off for Columbus Day, we wanted to take them to the fair on Monday and decided to go with a casual theme for our family photos.  Jeans and sweaters for everyone.  My husband already had an olive sweater and I had olive jeans.  Everyone had blue jeans and our youngest already had his chambray shirt.  I dug through my sweater pile and picked this blue-gray sweater from the Gap and then I went and bought an olive sweater for the oldest and olive khakis for the youngest and we were set.  Afterwards, we pulled on our coats and headed out to the fair to eat a lot of junk food!
Trench Coat: Banana Republic; Purse: Sam Edelman (old)
All photos except the last one were taken by Lynn Michelle for Lynn Michelle Photography.  Call her, she shoots fabulous people.  I didn't post any of the kids because they're kids and while a photo or two might escape out into the wild, I like to think that I'm not plastering the internet with their photos. Mr. Fantastic doesn't mind if his photo is out there from time to time. ;)
Happy Sunday!

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