Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The {South} Life 2016

Being a photographer myself has made me want to ensure that I am capturing our family each and every year. Some years a little more than others but nonetheless, captured. And not just by my camera either, it's so important to me that I be in some of these pictures with my boys and my husband. I'd hate for my boys to look back at all these images one day that I compiled and there be very few pictures of me with them. So each year I make it a priority to have family pictures done and not just with anyone but with Katy from Katy Gitto Photography--she's the absolute BESTEST---And yes, I just made that a word.

This year I signed up for a mini-session of hers which isn't usually what I go for because I like to have her all to ourselves and for a little more time but April was one of the busiest and most challenging months I have had, both personally and professionally and I just didn't have time to think about too much else. I saw her post pop up, I grabbed an open slot and pushed it out of my mind. Then I saw her reminder come through and thought, "Oh shit. Yup, that's this Friday." & immediately went to what are we going to wear. I didn't have time to do my usual online shopping where I buy two of everything and then return 90% of it so I had to make do with our closets. And trust me, that's not always a bad thing, I've learned that we have plenty to work with, just takes a little extra time sorting through things. I actually even told Justin that if I didn't find anything in our closets that I would just have the boys do this shoot, or Logan for his 5 year old shoot but at the 11th hour I pulled it together.

Here's a little look at our ten minute shoot---seriously, if you haven't tried a mini-shoot, you should. Kids and husbands love that it's not that long and usually kids can smile for 10-15 minutes pretty naturally before getting tired or bored or both.

Wait, before I show you our new pictures, let's take a little stroll down memory lane since Katy has captured us for more than 4 years now!

May 2012

April 2013

May 2014

May 2015

And now, April 2016.

A few things that have changed over the years---my hair color, Justin's lack of hair and Kaden's lack of teeth. A few things that have remained the same---Logan's luscious blond locks, both boys' infectious smiles and their love for us. We are so blessed.

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