Loving the Colors… and the Kids!

I am still loving the bright colors from this photo shoot and I am also loving the fact that I was able to get a lot of great pictures of them. They were seriously all being so good… maybe it was because I haven't done a big shoot like this with them for quite a while and so they weren't actually sick of me! πŸ™‚

I always strive to get that perfect family portrait when I do my photo shoots… you know – the photo that we all dream of in our heads… where every child is sitting perfectly and smiling and just looking…. well, angelic… am I right? But the funny thing is that as I go through the images of my own kids, my favorites never seem to be the ones where they are all looking and smiling… and I did actually get some of those, but the images like this just seem more touching and more dear to the heart. I love that Nathan is being a cute little sweet heart standing there… and it really just depicts him to a t. He is such a little cutie right now and while we are so proud of each new thing that he learns to do, we just can't stand seeing him grow up. He is at the best age!! And then I love the way that Matthew is looking at Tyler and laughing his little heart out and Tyler is doing the same. You can just see the giggles and the joy and the happines throughout their entire bodies and I love that! And I also love that little miss Emmy Jane is looking over at them with that sweetest little smile and sparkle in her eyes, as if she is laughing along with them and telling us that she is a part of the big kids group too… and again, that is her to a t right now… she follows them around and plays "car car weeee" (Mario Kart Wii) with them and she tries to do silly things to make them laugh and then laughs at herself along with them and she is always clip clopping around the house in their big flip flops because they are simply WAY better than any of her shoes. Anyone would know that right?

So in the end, I guess I need to just change my definition of that perfect family photo because to me this is the perfect family photo… the one that makes me happy, and makes me smile, and makes me think about them more deeply, and makes me feel their personalities, and will one day make me remember lots of fun little things about them and who they were at this point in time… now that's perfect right?

I'm thinking about getting a big gallery wrap canvas of this and putting it in my entry way… I mean BIG!! What do you think?

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30 Comments

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    Beth
    June 3, 2009 at 3:45 am

    I love it. It looks like the perfect family photo to me!

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    Katrina S. (2peas - ...katrina...)
    June 3, 2009 at 4:11 am

    definitely – this is a beautiful shot!

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    hanna
    June 3, 2009 at 5:16 am

    I LOVE i!! definitely would go way big with this – they are all so adorable!!

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    Amber Scurlock
    June 3, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Sooo cute! Love it!

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    Laurie
    June 3, 2009 at 5:59 am

    OMG – i sooooo love it. you are the greatest. this is my idea of the “perfect shot”
    amazing
    love it
    i hope when the class is done i’ll be shooting shots that are half as good!!!

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    Maury
    June 3, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Go for it. I LOVE that picture. You are amazing.

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    Heather Ippolito
    June 3, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Love the colors, love the expressions on their faces, love the setting and the outfits! I would totally get it as large as you can!! Absolutely darling!!!

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    april foster
    June 3, 2009 at 6:43 am

    love that photo! i think a gallery wrap would be perfect. I’m trying to take more photos that i wouldn’t be ashamed to blow up real BIG, but I’m not there yet…

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    Stacy
    June 3, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Love it…your right it’s perfect and from what you wrote it matches their personality. Can’t beat that. Go BIG!!!

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    Sara
    June 3, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Wow, that is ADORABLE!! I love it! And, I agree with you, it should be posted in your house!

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    liz kartchner
    June 3, 2009 at 7:37 am

    that photo is perfection.

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    Kelly B
    June 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Yes, make it big & put it in the entry way!! I love it…such an amazing shot.

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    Julie
    June 3, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Do it! Someday (when we’re done having kids and I get a great shot) I’m going to blow it up huge… I love it on canvas!

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    Tanya A
    June 3, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Totally cool. What a great conversation piece. Some of the best shots are when they are not looking at the camera.

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    Staci Lynch
    June 3, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Love it! That would be a great addition to any home! The colors are amazing and I love how you set the shot up! Thanks for the inpiration! I want to see a picture of it in your house when you do it!

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    lauravegas
    June 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

    that photo is gorgeous! and i can totally see your kids personalities showing … just from what i know of them. it would look so beautiful all big and large on your wall. go BIG!

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    carol
    June 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    i love it. those candid ones are always my personal favorites, they say so much more than the posed ones.

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    Amber Zimmerman
    June 3, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    This is fantastic! Definitely get it huge. Love all the colors! =)

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    anisa scholes
    June 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Love, love, love it!!! You have such a good eye for fun styles!!! I always look at your blog for inspiration.

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    Shelley
    June 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

    This is absolutely adorable! What a good looking group of kids. This is the perfect entryway photo!

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    Elizabeth Annett
    June 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    The shots that let their personalities and relationships shine through are the best, especially to mommies. You have such an awesome gift for capturing those moments! Beautiful shot, gorgeous kids and yes it would look awesome blown up huge on canvas in your home!

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    Leslie
    June 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

    That is one AMAZING photo – I absolutely love it! Your kids are just the cutest, love the colors, the little personalities coming out in each one of them – GO BIG on the canvas – you’ll love it!

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    Aimers
    June 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    That is the perfection in my eyes…it shows who they truly are!! PERFECT!! Hang it up big!!

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    Alicia King
    June 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    definitely! go for it~! beautiful!

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    stacy
    June 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

    This photo is absolutely perfect! I have found myself loving the not so “perfect” shots way more. It lets us remember who they are becuz mine are certainly not perfect looking right into the camera with perfect smiles. I love it and get it as big as you can! Stacy

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    elizabeth
    June 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I’d hang it in my house if it were my children and the bigger the better! πŸ™‚

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    Angela M
    June 6, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    This is such a great photo!!!

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    shanshanmomof4
    June 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Maggie
    I LOVE this. This represents what life with four is like, so full of life so many fun little details to take in. Your amazing.

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    Andrea Williams
    June 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS AMAZING!!!! totally go huge with this one…this would also make a great sample as well!!!

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    kimarie martin
    June 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    this is SOOOO cute! I love it and it is the PERFECT picture! adorable! great job.. go big!

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