12.05.2014

HOLIDAY PHOTOS 2014

My cute friend Hanna took our holiday pictures this year! I take a lot of photos.. you all know that by now right? Right. My husband calls it an obsession but it's really just a hobby. Okay wait, it's probably more than that. A serious hobby. Maybe obsession. Yeah, it's an obsession.  So what, I love documenting life through photos. Sue me!


It’s nice every once in a while to have someone else who is actually a professional (instead of an amateur like myself) take your pictures. Hanna lives in Rexburg and took our photos for a steal.. if you need pictures, seriously contact her



Ever since earlier this year in January.. I've had my eye on this little hidden gem of a location. It's this little rustic christmas tree farm that is kind of in the middle of no where about 5 minutes outside of Rexburg.  We pass it our way to Canada & each time we do I have this vision come to mind of the most perfect place for holiday photos. (cue the word obsession I was talking about earlier)

I tried so hard to get the timing right so Elle would be napped and fed and happy for our pictures, but of course it was just one of those odd days and Elle was exhausted for our photos. I was secretly crying inside because I tried so hard and she was so unhappy the entire time! I was also worried about her being cold so that didn't help much either. This photo below is proof..


I left the farm feeling a little bummed (and also exhausted. I have a new appreciation for my mom rallying us together throughout the years for family pictures.. it's hard work!) Although the senery was beautiful, Elle had been crying and fussy the entire time. Well.. Hanna worked MAGIC I tell you because even though Elle isn’t smiling, the photos turned out even more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!


On our way to get the pictures taken, Tyler was asking why we always have to take photos. “Can’t we just take them like once a month and call it good? We do photo shoots every single day.” 

Haha! Funny how in a man's mind taking a single photo is classified as a "photo shoot". 

Sorry babe, it's in my blood! His family is obsessed with photos too. He always says he thought getting married would get him out of his families photo-taking ways, but instead, he married one just like his family!
Choosing outfits for photos is a whole other subject, but I will say that it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be! We found Tyler's shirt and Elle's coat at Old Navy (that store surprises me with cute finds all the time!) and I got my sweater at Spark! Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about Trolley Square and how I love it there so much? Well they have this store called Spark there. I had never even heard about it before, but I fell in complete love with it! They have so many unique clothes and it's got to be one of my new favorite places. Two cheers for successful family photos. 

Excuse me while I go drink hot cocoa by the gallon. It's a new thing for us over here.

12 comments:

  1. Sooo cute, what a beautiful family! My husband is the same way, all my picture-taking drives him nuts!! But I agree, it's the best way to document life!

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  2. CUTEST! I love these! You beautiful little family you! Now we just gotta get you to come to yoga with me (:

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  3. These photos are gorgeous!! And that location is awesome! I so wish that I was as into taking photos as you. Truth be known I don't even own a decent camera... So even the very few pictures I do take are with my phone! Ha.

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  4. I love that christmas tree farm, Layton and I took some of our engagement phonos there!!

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  5. These photos are just BEAUTIFUL, it's the perfect little winter wonderland! Cutest little family :)
    xoxo Brooke|LookBrooke

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  6. stopp!! you are the cutest family!! SO beautiful!!
    xo

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  7. okay - i need to go to spark and check it out, that sweater is amazing. elle looks SO darling in that coat + headband. really, the first thing i noticed about the photos was how perfectly the color coordination was. so props to you! you guys are really just the most darling family. (and i think a lot of us understand the husbands groaning about pictures thing, haha. jordan is a pretty good sport most of the time, but he reaches a breaking point. and i never do!)

    xo

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  8. hahaha so many things about this post! we have daily "photoshoots" too over here! I have a slight "obsession" with capturing life through pictures too! I did the same thing with Milan on her blessing day...planned everything around her naps and feeding so hopefully she would be happy in the pictures-she had a rough day that day:( it's hard to plan with babies isn't it! Yours turned out amazing thought! really-love every single one!

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  9. these pictures are STUNNING! oh i love them all! You just have the sweetest lil fam!

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  10. I'm commenting far too late, but your family is absolutely precious, friend. <3

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