Last year we had an incredible opportunity to have our photos taken by Esther Havens, our amazing and dear friend. She was the perfect person to help us celebrate a landmark year. Putting some of those images on my updated About page reminded me of my intentions to blog about those photos. The problem is that there are just too many good ones to narrow down! So, I decided to group them and turn it into a series. I will also sprinkle in some fun behind the scenes happenings and family photo shoot tips (ones that worked for us, anyway!).
FAMILY SERIES: PHOTOSHOOTS
III. October 2012, couples shots I
IV. October 2012, girls
V. October 2012, family I
VI. October 2012, Arden
VII. October 2012, couple shots II
Before launching into that, I was reminded of yet another thing I forgot to blog–our awesome family photos from 2010! John’s co-worker at the time, Amber Castleberry, was cranking up her photography business, and we were excited to have her capture our pre-Arden family. =)
I feel foolish admitting this, but I remember feeling so bummed out that the fall leaves had all turned brown by the day of the photo shoot–I had specifically wanted to be in the middle of a forrest surrounded by all the gorgeous autumn foliage. What we got instead was spectacular lighting that filtered through spare branches and lit up the leaves into a golden carpet as far as the eye could see!
So, without further ado, here are Amber’s photos to get this fun family photo series started!
Doesn’t John’s hair look stinkin’ amazing? Haha…it was in the super awkward growing out stage (and he never made it to the end despite all the awkwardness that he endured!). Its hard to believe 3 years have gone by since we took these. Roenne is just around the corner from her 7th birthday and Arden is nearing her 3rd birthday in January. So grateful for talented friends who have helped us capture these great memories!
Family photo pro tip #1: great lighting is everything!