Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Photo 'Runner-Ups'

one of my girlfriends is a professional photographer.

I actually met her when we adopted Claire and she came to take her six months photos 
(as she was a part of an 'adoption photography network')
and then we just ended up becoming friends.

she was also there when I arrived in San Francisco with Charlie. 
(she's just super cool like that)

oh, and she has the most AMAZING food blog

you have to take a peek at it   HERE 
(seriously, the stuff on there makes me drool)

so I was super stoked when she was able to fit us in for our Christmas Photos
as she's semi-retired from portrait photography
since her blog is kind of a big deal
(my words, not hers - LOL)

anyway, she got me the files quicker than I can eat a dozen
(okay, so I haven't technically timed myself
or actually tasted these, but boy do I WANT TO!!!)

and I have to say, I was STOKED at the photos. 

First, I hate photos of myself. I never take them. But with the hope of 
becoming a 'good mom', I've been trying to take some of me with the kids
so that they know I actually existed when they were younger.
There were two family shots, and I'm using the best one for the card
and the other ... well, you'll see it in a bit. 

ALL of the photos of the kids I loved. I really did. But there is one
that absolutely has my heart. For some reason to me, it just makes my heart melt.

so I'm saving that one for last.

So here's a taste of some of the ones that didn't make the cut for the card ...
... but I still thought were super cute. 

and here's my favorite.
I actually just ordered stickers and I got it printed in an 8x10

... and yes, it's already in a frame, and I just LOVE it!


Leah said...

Love them! Love them! Love them! Love the color contrast, love Claire's photo in the red - adorable! Yep, love 'em!

CJ said...

Rachel,these pictures are gorgeous! Just love the kids in their little hats!

scatterbrainliz said...

I love the family photos! The last picture was so precious!

April said...

I love them all! I have no idea how you were able to pick your favorites! Your kids are just beautiful. Happy holidays!

Jill said...

Rachel - Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos!!! I love all of them! SO ADORABLE!

M, A, C and K too! said...

Okay- SO beautiful! I love your photographer's style!

And can I just say...I want to know where you shop for your kids wardrobes because they are uh-mazing! :)

JimandJackie said...

Her work is wonderful! But she had a good looking family to work with, you look sassy!!! I love the clothes you picked out for the kids.

Anonymous said...

So darn adorable...ALL of them!! What is it with us and not liking pictures taken of ourselves? I am the exact same way! What happened to us? Were we so popular and oh so cute when we were younger that we were always photographed? That must be it, I can't think of any other reason.

Lacey B. said...

Those are amazing! Did you take them in Loomis? Your going to have the best Christmas cards around!

Sandhya said...

You're pictures turned out AMAZING! You're kids are just the most photogenic(?) kids ever! Good thing you got the last one framed ...I always put it off and then it never ends up happening. Anyways, get pics!

Kimberly and Ed said...

I LOVE all of the photos!!! Where do you find all of your cute hats?

Heather Brummett said...

Absolutely Gorgeous pics. You have such a beautiful family! You are very blessed!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!! Love ALL of them, especially the family one! :)

innotof said...

They are all so great!! I love the family and the last ones the most. Your family is beautiful and you all look adorable!!:)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

These pictures are all just beautiful Rachel!!!

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