Now that our Christmas cards are all mailed, I can finally share our family photos from the Collaborative Holiday Shoot a few weeks ago!
I have to admit that Caleb and I haven’t had our photos taken professionally since our wedding! So many things have happened since then, including the addition of a now-two-year-old person! Needless to say, our photos needed some updating. We had Molly Baldwin do our photos at the holiday shoot and we couldn’t love them more!
Getting a good family photo was not an easy task! Despite the cold, Elizabeth was enjoying playing in the barns and watching the photographers, until it was her turn to get in front of the camera… It took three people calling her name, waving, and making funny noises for Elizabeth to finally smile! I have to admit, as a photographer, it was encouraging knowing that I’m not the only one who faces this problem!
When we moved indoors, we got to relax a bit and have some less-formal photos taken. It was great to sit on the couch, “read” a book, and just interact as a family. Of course, we knew the camera was there, but it wasn’t the focus any more and Elizabeth definitely enjoyed that. We finally got to see some of her usual silly faces, which makes me very happy!
One major take-away from being on the other side of the camera is that the imperfect moments can be the most memorable. I love the photos of the three of us outside (and one was the front of our Christmas card), but my favorite images are the ones where we’re all laughing together. I’m thankful to have an image that captures the essence of who we are as a family. Plus, I’m so glad that I finally have some photos where all three of us are in the shot!
A huge thank you to Molly for these photos! We will treasure them for years to come!
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