Photos are a wonderful way for us to capture a moment forever — give us a chance to look back in years to come and reminisce about those times. It’s no wonder so many families go to photographers like Aida Llanos to get their pictures professionally taken! I never really understood the appeal of it… until I had kids myself.
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. With this being said, I’ve always regretted not getting newborn photography Lafayette when I gave birth because it would have been such a pure moment to capture… But I’ve been blessed to have such a great family, and I am now 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. We would have looked at the likes of Minneapolis family portraits to find a photographer with a portfolio that matched what we wanted but another artist of the community happened to catch our attention first. It was around this timeframe that we saw a special on mini portrait specials by the amazingly talented Cat Palmer. Check out her website called 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. After seeing the outcome, I want to make it my mission to try and go for a family photography session every year now because they will be great to look back on as the children get older. As I’ve already said, my only regret is not having professional photographs of them as newborns, especially now that a couple of my friends have got in touch with a Los Angeles Newborn Photography company to do some of her firstborn daughter. They will look fantastic, I’m sure. But there will also be a part of me that will be slightly jealous. At least I have these wonderful photographs to look back on though.
We’re definitely a good-looking family!
Have you gotten family photos lately?