Friday, March 9, 2012

I'm Letting Go

It's no secret that my children are not big fans of having their pictures takes... especially by me!  Sadly, it is one of my favorite things and perhaps a bit of an obsession!
Remember my post yesterday?
God really spoke to me in that moment on the beach.
I need to let go of my obsession with things being perfect, especially my children in photos.
I confess that I have a massive dream for a whole set of fabulous family photos taken by a professional.
My babies are almost 6 years old and my son is 3... so far no professional photos have been taken.
Until now! 
(Not these that you're seeing of course!)
We're going tomorrow for our first every family photo shoot with a real photographer.
I've spent weeks shopping for great outfits that will compliment each other but not be to matchy matchy.
I've researched locations.
I booked the photographer.
Yesterday I tried on their outfits and asked for a few pictures to see how everything would look...
The clothes don't fit that well.
Their shoes hurt.
And no one wanted me taking any pictures.
I fear that tomorrow might be a disaster!
But you know what?
I don't care.
I'm letting go.
As long as my precious family is in the photos, they'll be perfect.
(baggy clothes, bare feet, fake smiles, eyes half closed and all!!)
Have a great weekend and let go and have some fun!


  1. Hello, my name is Flavia and I often read your blog. You said they don't like having their pictures taken? They are gorgeous and every picture I see of them is gorgeous too :-)

    Have fun tomorrow!

  2. The photo shoot will be worth it even if you get one amazing shot. I always make sure to load up on snacks that don't get stuck in teeth and a promised treat (a.k.a. bribe) to end the shoot. The outfits are so cute and definitely not too matchy matchy. I feel you on that one! Can't wait for you to share a couple of them.

  3. Good for you! I tell all my clients to "let go" of the idea of perfection and think about all the personality that those "not perfect" photos capture. When they start to look for the story in the shoot, they love the imperfections all the more. And bubbles are a fabulous tool.

  4.'s today! How did the photo shoot go? Hope all went well! Your family is beautiful whether perfectly posed or not :)



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