A great photographer friend of mine did our family photos and I’m so excited to share them with you. I love to find really good photographers and see their work, or see a little more modern family poses or angled shots; however when it comes to picking my own photos, I apparently am a traditionalist; because I usually pick the one where we’re posed nicely with everyone looking at the camera. I also have mixed feelings about hiring my own photographer; because while I do want family pictures at least once a year, I’m not always willing to shell out the cash for it, I normally hire friends who are okay at taking pictures. I’m glad I didn’t do that this time. I find these amazing photographers (judging by their portfolio), but then I get my own pictures back and they aren’t that amazing to me, they are decent, but not amazing (ie: my wedding pictures). Maybe it’s because I judge myself too much; I’m not very accepting of my body (especially now post-baby). I must say though; I really love these family pictures and I think they are just as good as the other pictures in her portfolio. Jenna Cole Photography did GREAT work and I love our family pictures. Because I did a mini session of sorts we took pictures on Friday, I got proofs back that day and had my CD of pictures by Sunday. C1 did pretty good for the shoot, but it was our dog that wouldn’t listen and sit still or smile at the camera!
Except for the first and last photo, I didn’t even order the others; I got a small package and could only pick 5 photos. It was hard for me to narrow it down to just 5 because I loved so many.