Monday, November 21, 2011

family pictures 2011

a few months ago we had our pictures taken. we were able to squeeze them in one of our short trips to utah. grant's friend kristopher took them and did an amazing job. i've wanted him to take our pics forever. i love the feeling his pictures have, he only shoots in film. you can see his work here. while i knew we were going to get them done, i was rushed when packing and i feel like grant and i both just threw in a bunch of stuff and hoped we could pull something together. looking back i wish i would have put more thought into our outfits but oh well. on top of that, we were actually a bit bummed after we had them taken because trudy was just not herself. she was cold and drooling everywhere and trying to chomp on anything she could get her hands on. it seemed that was the only thing on her mind. we wish we could see more of her personality in these but i guess it's okay since i have a photo shoot with her every day;) at one point during the shoot she was trying to latch on and convinced herself she needed to eat (even though she just had). we tried ignoring it and just playing with her but she wasn't having it. so i had to go sit and feed her. i was somewhat stressed because there is only a short window of time for good lighting, especially when you aren't doing digital pics! kristopher took a few of her and i during this and i think they turned out to be my favorite. there were things that didn't go the way we thought but the pictures still turned out. i guess that's how you know you have a good photographer! oh and utah is so pretty in the fall.






10 sweet thoughts:

ChloƩ said...

i love these soooo much! you my dear? have a BEAUTIFUL family. i miss you so much. i hope everything is going great! love love love these pictures.

Jessica Holly said...

I love these! Do you mind me asking where in UT they were taken? You have such a beautiful family!!

Cheryl and Tyler said...

So cute! They turned out great! You have such a gorgeous family!

Meg said...

Love the pictures! You guys are such a beautiful family!

Jeff and Kayci said...

I really like the way your pictures turned out! ok so did Kristopher go to BYU-Idhao? I think he was going to take some newborn pictures for us before we lost Glenn, he even offered to do them for free to up his portfolio. But we canceled because of obvious reasons. I'd completely forgotten about it until I just looked at his website. Crazy that he and Grant are friends. He really does have some amazing work (especially when his subjects are as beautiful as your sweet family). Much love!

Reimstar said...

Well I think you're being a little critical, because these really are amazing! You look beautiful, I love you're hair half up, and trudy looks so sweet and like a perfectly trained baby model :)

David and Shalynna said...

You are such a beautiful family! I think I told you that David and I saw these on his blog even before I knew you had them done and I was pleasantly surprised to see such a pretty family that I knew in real life. :)

I love the one where you are both holding Trudy Girl and the focus is on her, but your faces are still in the photo. I think your expression is so darn cute.

If you get a chance- send me your address so I can send you a Christmas card.

Mallory said...

beautiful pictures!!

abby said...

what a darling family you are!! i love these.

Mindee & Austin said...

Your fam pics are georgous to say the least! You are so pretty!