Most of you know that I pretty much went from regular life to insta-mom. We started getting my step-sons for real visits only a few short months after I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. We started getting them for real overnights and longer visits only a month after their sister was born. It’s been a wild ride, but I’ve been blessed to have such a great family, and to be able to document it with family photos.
Cat Palmer Photography
When Spring started approaching we decided we wanted to get some professional photos taken of the whole family. Luckily, it was about this time that we saw a special on mini portrait specials by the amazing talented Cat Palmer Photography. Cat is pretty famous around here for her artistic and activist photography Years ago, I actually won an amazing piece of hers in the silent auction at our CFPU Howl-O-Ween fundraiser. I was pretty stoked to think I’d get photos taken by the amazing Cat Palmer…
What We Wore for Family Photos
We made a quick Target run and decided to pick out some matchy colors for our outfits. Luckily, they had a nice spring theme going on with some lovely pastel pinks and blues, so we bought the kids’ outfits and matched it up with a dress I already had at home. It worked out perfectly. The only downside? We couldn’t decide what to wear on our feet-so we went with some crazy socks.
The Day Of Our Photoshoot
We were supposed to have our mini sessions outdoors at a local park, but the day of our photo shoot it rained. Cat rescheduled us for her studio, which wasn’t far from my house. Of course we ended up being a little late… Trying to get
three four children (we all know that men count as one of the children in these circumstances) ready to go is like herding cats. Then we couldn’t find it, and I’m dragging everyone through the streets in the rain… Suffice it to say my hair wasn’t how I wanted-but oh well!
In Love with Our First Family Photos
Still, in spite of all of the craziness of making it happen-I love these photos. We had to keep them under wraps as they were a Mother’s Day gift for my mom. Now that she has them (and has for a while, TBH) I’m free to share. Aren’t they lovely? I’m smitten with them, and my mom was too.
Have you gotten family photos lately?