Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Christmas Family Pics - 2013

My good friend Emily Camp is a great photographer and for the past 3 years we have swapped our skills and taken each others family photos.  It really has been such a blessing to capture our growing families and to save money in these tighter life seasons.  I honestly don't know that I would even make it a priority to get our family pictures done each year if I didn't have a friend doing it for us because, picture days are often ridiculously stressful around our house.  I don't even know why...we have the entire day to prepare for them, we plan and pick settings and outfits in advance, we keep the expectations low and it really isn't that big of a deal to me.  I know the routine after all as I am a photographer myself nonetheless, like clock work, about an hour or two before our session, the moods in our house begin to deteriorate.  Sigh.  Does anyone have that issue or is it just us?

Anyways, this year we almost backed out...almost but, we pulled it together at the last second and I am very glad that we did.  I love the beautiful images that Emily captured of our family and our 3 1/2 year old daughter who really does look much older this year than she did in last year's Christmas photos believe it or not.  I do too but, let's not get excited about that shall we.  

To answer the ten people who asked me where my shirt came from...TJ Maxx, Summer '13.  Sorry, that was not relevant for the rest of you but, you have to admit...it is a cute shirt.  It's like a confused mix of the 80's, 90's and 2000's. :)  

  Thank you Emily again for being such a great friend and photographer!
 And thank you sweet Jesus that we only have to do this once a year:)
one of my faves below:)  How cute is Daisy all propped up perfectly:)
Daisy loves to wrap her arms around both of our necks and squeeze as hard as she can.  Kind of her trade mark.
We sure love our little peanut a whole heck of a lot...and she knows it:)
Emily and I took a few portrait head shots of each other so that we could update our photography websites.  I have officially captured my 30th year with a professional portrait, yeah!! Thanks Emily:)!
this was my favorite head shot, below.  My eyes aren't really that awesome and my skin is not really that smooth but, Emily made me feel special by editing me gently and I'm grateful! xo
 My kiddo is getting long and lean these days...as evidenced in this picture!
 I love this picture that Emily captured of Daisy sitting pretty and doing such a good job getting her picture taken.  Love my little girl so much.


  1. sweet, sweet family Casey, gorgeous you, Merry Christmas!

  2. Since I cant be close to you guys and miss you all so much, I'm so grateful for these photographs! Grateful to see the two people who stood beside us on our wedding day and helped welcome us into young marriage now raising their beautiful daughter who I can't believe I've only gotten to meet once. Thankful to your blog and modern technology I do feel I've been able to "watch" her grow up and what a beauty she is. You have not aged sweet Casey and you look absolutely stunning and gorgeous. Much love to you all!

  3. Such an amazing family all of you are! Have a great Christmas and New Years!


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