Motherhood

2014 Family Photos

A few weeks ago, my friend Ling took our family photos. I have been dying for her to take our photos, because she is one incredibly talented portrait photographer. All of her photos have such amazing artistic quality. I mean, just look at her instagram! She specializes in senior portraits, and I was so thankful she stepped out of her usual niche to photograph us.

I must admit, on the day of the shoot, we were kind of a hot mess. Kennedy was being an almost three-year-old, and Caroline was overtired and a bit grumpy. Not to mention Greg wasn’t exactly happy that he had to miss part of the big Patriots game versus the Broncos. Despite my meticulous outfit planning, hair fixing and my precise makeup application, things weren’t exactly as I planned them in my head.

But, fortunately, Ling was really able to capture the essence of our family and snap some photos that I will forever cherish. The one below is my favorite and will be on our Christmas card photo!

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Looking through these photos has made my heart feel so full. When did I ever get so lucky to have such a beautiful family? These images just evoke thankfulness in me. And, on the eve of Thanksgiving, I find that quite appropriate.

Caroline was just a twinkle in our eye last year, and I am amazed at how much we have grown and changed in just one year (just look at last year’s photos!). This Thanksgiving, I celebrate how rich our lives are. This Thanksgiving, I give thanks to God for these riches.

Don’t you want to see more? Click that play button below and enjoy! I’ll probably be watching it another twenty times today…

Thank you to Ling for making this slideshow! And be sure to check out her website, facebook, and instagram if you are in need of a Houston area portrait photographer!

18 Comments

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    Sarah E
    November 26, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I love the candidness of them! They are just so cute 🙂 You have a gorgeous family!

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much! I love how candid they are, too. We aren’t really a “pose-y” type of family and I love how she captured our spirit.

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    Amy
    November 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Holy Hannah! These are BEAUTIFUL. My heart is so full looking at these photos. The light (heart face emot)!!

    I feel like after our engagement photos for the rest of my life I am going to have a budget for professional photos every year.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much!! I can’t get over how much I love them. And yes, having professional pictures done once a year is totally worth it. This year was twice because of Caroline’s newborns and then this. ALL the ones we’ve had done I treasure so much. Especially since I am hardly in photos because I am always behind the camera.

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    Kenzie
    November 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

    These photos are FANTASTIC! What a beautiful family! You will treasure these forever and ever. 🙂

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much! I am just smitten with the photos!!! And yes, we will treasure them!!

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    Megan Anderson Brooks
    November 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

    So. Good. 🙂

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂

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    Darby Hawley
    November 26, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Am I allowed to cry at this? Gorgeous family!

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Hahahaha totally! I may or may not have cried a few times watching the slideshow over and over…..

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    Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire
    November 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    ALL of those photos are my favorite! Beautiful!

    Happy Thanksgiving, O. Family!

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      Meg O.
      November 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Lindsay!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family, too 🙂

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    Nicole
    November 27, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Love that dress! May I ask where you got it & if it was a recent purchase?

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      Meg O.
      November 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you! It is actually from Forever 21, believe it or not! I got it about a month ago. Had to size up quite a bit just for some length, and it is still kind of short! Haha. But it’s from F21, and everything is short there for a 31-year-old. LOL

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    Anne
    November 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Your friend did a wonderful job. These are precious.

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