Thursday, June 16, 2011

Family of 3

As most of you probably know (or as my mother family reminds me all the time)  Freeland & I dont really have ANY pictures of the 3 of us all together. (Which Im sure is the case with most families) And its something that I really, really, really wanted before we had our next baby. Not only to capture River at this age, which I knew I would regret if I didnt, but also just to capture our life at the moment.

Insert, Rachel Lusky, who had a spring photo giveaway that we entered... and somehow by the grace of God we WON! It was the biggest blessing ever! Seriously! Im so thankful! Because these probably wouldn't have been able to happen right now if we hadn't.

So after weeks of waiting for the cherry blossoms to come out & then trying to coordinate it around the rain stopping for 5 seconds & Freeland being out of town we were finally able to run out one afternoon and take pictures. It was seriously crazy (because of us .. not her! she was of course available whenever!)

And of course our son .. who is normally the happiest child in the world chose this to be the grumpiest day of his life! Normally, we don't have to work to get him to smile for pictures or anything.. and in the chance we do all it takes is his dad goofing around. But this day, we were just trying anything & everything to keep him from fussing. The boy was not happy.

But you wouldnt know it in the pictures! She did a great job. (ps: since then every time we have gone back to the park he does the same thing where he is not happy. Im not sure if its just the park or what it is!? strange)

Here are some Rachel posted on her blog. I will of course be posting a gazillion more in the weeks to come! But I thought I would start with these! Enjoy:

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I have to pause and point out his loafers that he is wearing! ADORABLE! Freeland picked those out & he looks just like his daddy when he wears them!

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she also did a few maternity pictures for us:

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this was Rachel's little step stool thing she uses.. and of course when we put River on it he FINALLY decided it was okay to smile & be himself:

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please note the skinny jeans that Freeland picked out for him! I DIE!

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and we had to get some with him and his "ball" since its ALL . HE . TALKS . ABOUT .

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Photo by Puremotif

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Photo by Puremotif

Thank you again SO much Rachel! We love the pictures!!!!!!! And Im so thankful to have them!

Check out her website & blog to see more of her pictures .. she does weddings, engagement photos, families, newborns, etc!

6 comments:

  1. These are so cute. You are one gorgeous family. Serious.

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  2. Wow! Great pictures! He doesn't look grumpy at all!! Just as happy as can be!

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  3. One word, AMAZING!!! You'd never know he was grumpy. Ellis did the same thing at her 3 month pictures so I'm really hoping that her 6 month ones go better :)

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  4. Just absolutely love these pix!!! Miss you guys so much and love you!! Brooke you're beautiful!!

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  5. Oh Brooke they are just beautiful!!!

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