Wordful Wednesday – Family Pictures

It was brought to my attention by my kids (I already knew… I did really) that we hadn’t had family pictures taken in several years. Six years to be exact. Now, in my defense we have gotten the kids pictures taken several times over these past six years…. individually and together. I guess getting us into the picture hadn’t crossed my mind.

I planned for fall pictures because there is nothing prettier than pictures with all the leaves changing colors around us and a beautiful blue sky. Well, that didn’t work out and we ended up with late fall pictures. The leaves had mostly fallen and it was really freakin’ cold!

Despite the lack of leaves and warm sun we had an amazing photographer who took some really wonderful pictures and was even able to get the toddler to mostly hold still and smile for her. That alone was worth it.

Of course I had to include the fun ones… because it’s those that really show the kids true personalities. And that picture on the left… well, that one is really Natalie.

Caitlin is fun, beautiful, and scary intelligent. Right? Although, I think that she’s a little afraid of her brother.. especially when he’s chasing her with a big stick.

Here are the littles. Well… not so little anymore. But they’re pretty damn cute aren’t they?

I saved the best for last… the family picture. I have a few of these that I considered sharing but why share that perfect picture that took forever? Why not share one of the pictures that embodies who we are… who we really are.

Not a single one of us is paying attention to the camera and I have no clue what in the world I was thinking, doing, or saying. I just have a crazy look on my face…

How did your family pictures turn out?

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Linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday!

28 Responses to Wordful Wednesday – Family Pictures
  1. Terra Heck
    February 20, 2013 | 12:28 am

    I take photos all the time but it’s been years since we’ve had any done professionally, all together as a family. Need to get on that.
    The pics are wonderful and I think it’s great you didn’t take it all seriously.

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:47 pm

      With all those kids I can’t take it seriously or we’d never get a picture of all of us together!

  2. Kimberly
    February 20, 2013 | 8:20 am

    Those candid shots are the ones that turn out the best, I think. Love it!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:47 pm

      I have a few more of the candids and they’re great!

  3. Mindi
    February 20, 2013 | 8:49 am

    thanks for sharing! Your family is just beautiful and when it comes to family pictures I think this is for sure the norm! :)

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:46 pm

      That’s good to know! I think that perfect family pictures are almost impossible.

  4. Kerri @SavvyMomNYC
    February 20, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Looks like you had a great time! I love the action photos too!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:46 pm

      It was a lot of fun even though it was cold!

  5. Melissa
    February 20, 2013 | 9:17 am

    What a gorgeous family! I love the fun shots! I need to get family pictures done too.

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:45 pm

      You need to wait until you have those babies to do that!! Imagine all the cute pics you can get with all 3 kids!

  6. Missy @ Wonder, Friend
    February 20, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Love it. I always like the imperfect shots best. You have a gorgeous family!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:44 pm

      Thanks! You should see them on a day when they’re not being so…friendly with each other.

  7. Debra
    February 20, 2013 | 11:55 am

    These family photos are precious! We haven’t done a family photo since my daughter was just a baby, we’re planning on doing some this spring. I think the photojournalistic ones, where you’re just living life are the best ones – they really capture a moment and you!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:44 pm

      I have a computer full of the photojournalistic ones! I am always taking pictures of the kids… they hate it.

  8. Caroline Murphy
    February 20, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Love the photos!!! We got a family photo taken on the cruise. It was a relief…we had yet to ever have one with the 4 of us!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:43 pm

      On a cruise! Nice! It always seems that there is one or two people missing from a picture so getting a good family shot is almost impossible unless it’s scheduled.

  9. Bridget A
    February 20, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    I love looking at family photos. We are having ours taken this summer on the beach – can’t wait!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:42 pm

      Oh… that would be perfect!

  10. Kristin Barclay
    February 20, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Those photos look like fun. I stressed and stressed about our family photos, mostly over what we were going to wear.

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:41 pm

      OMG… I did too! Figuring out what to wear and the color palette was definitely a challenge especially since I didn’t want to go out and get new outfits for everyone.

  11. angie
    February 20, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    The pictures are JUST GORGEOUS…..your family is beautiful. :)

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:41 pm

      Thank you! I was pretty happy with how they turned out.

  12. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    February 21, 2013 | 8:13 am

    You are so right; these tell so much more of a story! (Except for the reason you have that look on your face,lol) I love the shots!

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:40 pm

      I have no idea what I was doing… I look like a moron! LOL!

  13. Emmy
    February 21, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    Yea! As a photographer always makes me happy when people get family pictures taken as yes often we capture the kids but so important to get the whole family together too.

    Looks like you got some fun shots. Often my favorites end up being the “imperfect” ones that show who we really are.

    • Jackie
      February 21, 2013 | 3:40 pm

      I like the imperfect ones too. They’re the more candid, fun pics.

  14. dumb mom
    February 25, 2013 | 10:05 pm

    I’d say these are perfect!

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