Totally Smitten With Our Family Photos

I’m not kidding when I say that we changed the date of our family photos at least a handful of times—probably closer to a dozen, before we finally took them. Our first date was slated for the beginning of February, but we didn’t have our shoot until April. Anything and everything got in the way: work, weather, illness, vacations, etc.; I even had to switch photographers at one point!

Luckily, it all worked out for the best. The very, very best, because our pictures look better than I ever could’ve imagined. The timing was absolutely perfect and totally worth the wait. Julia was in a fantastic mood and there was a slight nip in the air—much better than if it was hot, especially because I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I’d wear if it was warm outside. #priorities

Our photographer was Jessica with Two Chics Photography, and she worked her magic, snapping away, making sure she got the shots she wanted. The best part was that her husband, Chris, came with her. He is, as it turns out, a baby’s best friend. Julia’s smiles are all due to Chris and the funny faces and sounds he made to capture her attention.

The fact that this is my family makes me so happy.

I just….I have no words for how much I love these. Now I need to figure out where to put allllll of them around my house.

If you’ve ever been on the fence about getting professional pictures taken, I highly recommend it. You can take a million photos on your phone, or even on your own camera, but there’s something magical about having someone document your family. There aren’t too many pictures of myself and my daughter together (except for the silly selfies we take when I’m trying to distract her), and the ones of me and my husband just make me fall even more in love with him. Saying I’ll treasure these for the rest of my life is an understatement. 


  1. You will definitely treasure these! The photographer did a great job capturing the joy your family has. And that little girl of yours is so precious! I love her hands in the air, her smile, and even that little scowl. TOO CUTE! Please hang these all around your house :).

  2. Lovely pics and beautiful family, Jess!!! It has been over a year since we had pro pics taken, but $ has kept us from being able to. Maybe after baby #3 arrives? Hopefully!

  3. Beautiful! I love getting our family photos taken, we get them down about every 4-6 months professionally! I don't put a price on capturing family moments!

  4. These are all so beautiful!! I kept picking a favorite and then I'd scroll down and pick a new favorite! I think I ended up with about seven favorites! 😀 I'm sure you feel the same way!

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