Our First Ever Family Photo Session

Friday, December 5, 2014

Well hi there.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we had our first ever family photo session. I finally made the decision to go for it after I lost all of my own pictures on a fried hard-drive (sniff, sniff). 

Some of the reasons I was avoiding family pictures:

- the awkward head tilting thing
- the matching outfit thing
- the stare-into-each-other's-eyes-and-look-romantic thing

I also have a tendency to smile so hard in pictures that it looks like my neck veins are going to pop out. And for some reason in every single picture (but not in real life of course) I have like, ten chins.

Despite my initial reservations, I'm so happy we had the photos done. I might even put one of them in a frame one day.

Here are a few of my favourites. But please remember that when these were taken I was still on crutches (I had to throw them out of each frame) and my knee was locked in one place and wouldn't bend. Oh yeah, and I had the first trimester "pukies". Good times!!! 

I was this close to ordering some Christmas cards from Minted (such a cool looking site). I backed out at the last second though. I couldn't stand the thought of having an awkward picture of me on someone's fridge. Ahhhhhhh! 

I'm posting these on the internet because a) I said I would and b) I absolutely have to show you how cute my little dude is when he gives the stink eye. 


What about you, have you ever have family photos taken or do you dread it like me?!?

P.S. We're ordering pizza, taking Coops to family swimming at our local pool, and then putting up our Christmas tree tonight. What a great start to the weekend!


  1. What wonderful pictures!! Our family has never had our photos taken together. Maybe next year?

  2. great pics Sarah! COOPS CRACKS ME UP! scowly face LOL! AJ has been doing that too as of late. You look beautiful. and ....we ordered pizza too tonight xo

  3. Gorgeous! and the stink eye is adorable :)

  4. Great pictures! I laughed at the stink eye photo! It is so funny. I have never done the professional family photo thing which is so sad. Every Christmas I make my family stand in front of the tree and get our picture taken. You would think after all these years they would know what was coming! They all complain like crazy, but seriously it takes 5 minutes!! Oh the memories! Have fun with the tree decorating.


  5. Loved the stink eye; it gave me a good laugh! My son is the same way.
    I have three kids and we have never had a family photo taken. I'm like you and dread the very thought of having my picture taken. Plus the chances of getting a good shot of all three kids and a husband looking straight at the camera with a smile is pretty slim. lol. Anyway, your family photos are gorgeous and you SHOULD frame at least one of them. ;)

  6. Fabulous pics! I love how you let Cooper be normal, and scowl at the 'silliness' of squishing everyone up together for a pic. Made me chuckle out loud. You have a beautiful family, and you've preserved a really special time in your lives with these photos. Looking back- with kids now grown, I realize that when my two were little was absolutely the best time of my entire life. Keep makin' those memories! Happy holidays!

  7. I don't know what you were worried about, you're cute, your hubby is cute and so is your little stink eye'd boy, 3 cutes = cute pictures. I wish I had more pictures of myself when I was young and cute but I thought I wasn't so I was on the other side of the camera. One day your children will look at these photos and say mom and dad were young and beautiful! Love your posts and look forward to them.

  8. These are precious Sara!! I LOVE pictures- but I dont like my own either because of the head tilting and romantic look in eachothers eyes either! lol Thank you for sharing them!


  9. The photos are just lovely - and congrats on your little one on the way! Blessings from Melbourne :-)

  10. Well you sure rocked the session, even if you were on crutches and felt pukey!! You will treasure these photos for sure....thanks for sharing them with us!


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