I consider myself sort of a creative type. I have an appreciation for art, and have thoroughly enjoyed my trips to the Met (that were taken to fulfill criteria for art history classes in college – I can’t pretend to be that much into it) where I quietly meandered through the museum stopping to look at every piece and appreciate their history and detail. However, in my home I love nothing more than decorating with personal photographs.
You can find collages like this in almost every room in my house. I love mixing up different frames and different photographs …
As evidenced by these photographs, I haven’t updated our frames in quite a while.
With G’s birthday coming up, I thought it was the perfect excuse to spring for a family photo shoot! I got a referral from a friend to use Jen, at Lightful Photography. Of course, as soon as I booked the date for our photos, I immediately started dreaming up what we would wear. We wound up deciding to shoot in a little forest, and thought it would be fun to go with a Fall look.
The shoot was amazing – Jen was SO patient with G who was as boisterous and defiant as any almost-2-year-old. The hubs was also a great sport for having to play “tea party” while getting eaten by mosquitoes, in too-hot-for-summer-clothes in a forest. I had a great time, and the next morning when I woke up to a couple of teasers in my inbox, my suspicions were confirmed …. the pictures were gorgeous.
I truly think that aside from helping to make our house feel like a home, my photos are one of the most valuable things that I own. I will forever cherish these pictures and the memory of this day, with G running carelessly through the woods, and imaging a tea party with her Mommy and Daddy. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words … and a million memories.