My fabulous friend, Beth, of Lizzie Bee Photography flew to our neck of the woods last week for a fun-filled weekend of photo shoots and catching up. This is her third year visiting us in the fall to take family photos for Christmas cards. After stressing out the previous two years to try to find the “perfect” location, I decided to take them at our home this year. I am so glad we did! We get to capture the beauty and imperfection of what we call "home." Here is a sample Beth posted on Facebook.
Little L trying to hold back a smile. He just can't hold back all of that personality.
Big L just lost a front tooth about a week prior to the photo shoot.
He is simply adorable with his honey colored eyes and sweet grin.
The boys hamming it up in front of one of Daddy's project trucks (inspiration for this painting I did for my husband).
Can I share a secret with you?
Half of the clothing we are wearing came from Kmart. Yes, Kmart! We don't have many options for shopping where we live, and I didn't have time to head down the hill for a broader selection of stores. I was happy (even a bit proud) to find cute, coordinating clothing at Kmart.
Also, in the name of being authentic...photo sessions really freak me out! They bring out all of my insecurities. Will I look like "old," will my hair and makeup be ok, will I remember to hold my head so to not have too much of a double chin?
Just look at picture above. I can barely smile because I'm trying to hold in my tummy and worry about my chin. The result? I'm flattening out my forearm in a weird looking way! Ha! I have to just sit back and laugh at myself. None of those things really matter. We are capturing a priceless moment in time with our children.
One more note, my 3 year old ran into a door frame and bruised his face an hour before my friend arrived. As I was stressing out getting ready, I burned my neck with my new curling iron. Seriously! It hurt, but was a blessing too. For the next week I just giggle at my self when I see the burned skin. It reminds me that we are not perfect, but God is.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9