Chances are, if you’ve ever talked to me for any length of time, you know how important I think it is to have family photographs done. Not only to have family photographs done, but to get them up in your house so you (and everyone who comes into your home) can enjoy them.
But like the cobbler’s children have no shoes, I realized last summer that our last family photographs were almost two years old, meaning Grace wasn’t in them. Around that same time, I found out the amazing Raye Law of Arkansas was going to be in Seattle in a few short months. So I quickly arranged for her to photograph my family when she was in the area.
I think I bought everyone 3 different outfits before I narrowed down what I wanted everyone to wear. I love the shirt that Angelo is wearing so I started working with yellow and grey. I pulled the grey out of his shirt with Grace’s dress and added some colour with her bright pink sweater. I’m not really a skirt girl so I paired my jeans with a long cream blouse and a grey sweater. And Jim was easy with a co-ordinating blue polo shirt.
Basically, when you throw all the clothes we’re wearing onto a bed, they all look reasonably good together. Not too much of any one colour but just a good co-ordinating mix.
So the whole point of this post is to let you know that I know it can be stressful to figure out what you’re going to wear, who’s going to do your hair and make-up, how to get everyone ready right on time etc. but let me tell you, it is so worth it. These still bring tears to my eyes every time I look at them.
all images courtesy of Raye Law Photography
And look at them I do. My favourites from our time together, became this gallery of canvases in our dining room. And I can’t even tell me how happy it makes me every day.