Thursday, August 9, 2012

Family Matters

What a weekend we had. I apologize for being MIA for the past week but when you're only sister's getting married, you tend to be a bit preoccupied. :)

I've decided to wait until next week to reveal all the details of Jackie & Adrian's wedding. And it will probably take me all week to do so with more than 400 photos to sort through, so buckle up!

In the meantime, I'll fill you in on what else has been going on over here!

Last fall I purchased a groupon for a family portrait session. It was for up to 6 people, 2 hours, and up to 30 miles outside the city. Between my dad turning the big 6-0 last year, and Jackie & Adrian getting married, I thought it was the perfect time for a family photo. Sure, we'll have family photos from the wedding but the idea of having some pictures done in a much more laid back setting really appealed to me.

So, yes, it took me 10 months to book the session but we did it. With J&A living in Charlotte, NC I realized we are certainly limited as to when these pictures could be taken. But because the duo were waayy more organized than I was the days leading up to their wedding, we took a couple hours Friday and had the pictures taken.

Us ladies made sure to talk beforehand to coordinate the outfits. We decided we didn't want to be too matchy, but would stick to a certain color pallete. I think they came out great!

When planning for these pictures, we had no idea what the weather was going to be like. Yes, we knew it was August so it would be hot, but the humidity was killer. Like, if you turned us all around, there'd probably be a few sweaty backs. It wasn't pretty..... thank goodness for the professionals!

 I love these candid ones he caught. Adding J & Adrian to the family has brought so much more laughter and liveliness. Not that we were THAT boring before..but adding two guys with borderline cases of ADD has certainly mixed things up. I think it has brought my dad out of his shell a bit. 

 And we kids tend to have a great time together. :)

Since we were able to travel outside the city for the pictures, we decided to have them taken at Worlds End in Hingham. We knew we definitely wanted a few shots on the water. And getting a few with green fields and a dirt road behind us wasn't too shabby either. This reservation is beautiful. And dogs are allowed! So I see a trip with Tucker in my future.

Lastly, and most importantly, the photographer we used was Brian Samuels. He was GREAT! So easy to work with. So patient. And as you can see, so very talented. Thank you for the perfect family photos Brian!


  1. Beautiful family photos ! I think you missed your calling as a writer, your write so well and your blogs are so much fun to read ! Cant wait for the wedding details !!!Judy

    1. Thank you Judy!! I really do enjoy it too. Hmm maybe my next career? :) And Jackie looked STUNNING!! Thank you for all your hard work on her dress. It fit her perfectly! (And so did my bridesmaid dress)


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