Friday, November 13, 2009

Family Pics

I am a sucker for cute family pictures. As a necessary component of the cuteness, I'm one of those people who insists everyone's outfits coordinate. They don't have to match, but they do have to coordinate. This is partially an act of rebellion. Growing up, our family photo sessions always came with a wardrobe free-for-all. Our family pictures were always awful. I think the two conditions are related. (This is where my mom will protest...She's going to say that they were not awful...She's going to attest that our family pictures were beautiful...She is not objective...I love my mom.)


A couple of weeks ago we headed down to the Mesa Arts Center for a photo session with our good friend Cami Epperson. To add an element of Matt in addition to those cherubic little faces, I dressed the boys in pants, white shirts and Matt's neckties...coordinating neckties. I haven't seen all the pictures yet, but here's a sneak peek at a few she just put on her blog:












18 comments:

Lauri said...

What a fantastic idea! These are beautiful! I love you and your sweet boys so much.

The Wiltbank Bunch said...

Brenda! So cute! I know I've said it before and I will say it again...that baby is Matt's CLONE! But does he act like him is the question!? Cute cute cute boys! We're heavy on the girls over here!

Sami said...

Well, they are just what I expected and even more! ADORABLE! I am with April on the clone comment. In the pic with Seth by himself, he looks so much like Matt, there are really no words. The boys look so handsome and you look beautiful. PERFECT!! :)

- jeana said...

what a clever idea, and oh, so cute!

Mom said...

First of all...NO ONE is objective about their family pictures! They either hate them or love them. Ours would have been better if you had been smiling in more of them. 9(Now we know why you weren't happy.) Your boys would be adorable in brown paper bags but this is a wonderful idea. Where is your tie?

Ashlee Kent said...

Look how handsome your boys are!!!! I love the tie thing it is so sweet- and you look gorgeous!

Becky said...

Stroke of genius! Helps just a little having that element of Matt in the family pic. I had tried to think of some way to include Duane in ours but my creative juices did not flow so well. Beautiful boys Brenda, just beautiful.

Danell said...

Really CUTE! Love your idea with the ties. Looking forward to seeing you guys soon!

dustin and amy said...

I LOVE THEM!!!

Erin said...

Handsome boys with a beautiful mom. The one with Hunter looks like it should be in a magazine.

Quin's momma said...

First of all, your hair looks really cute. Love it. Hunter's hair looks cute, too. I love the neckties- it makes them all look like they were playing dress-up. (But boys don't really play that, do they?) Great pictures! Seth, looks just like Matt- handsome boys!

Mark and Alissa Peterson said...

Looooooooooove them.

I need to schedule our portraits, I've been a procratinater mommy. :)

Castle Family said...

Those are great! Can't wait to see more!

britty said...

beautiful! i LOVE the ties!

ROSENFAM said...

love, love, love them!!! I love the tie idea, it's adorable!! You look great too! love your hair like that...

Christopher said...

No, boys do NOT play dress-up. Being the father of 5 of them, I consider myself somewhat of an authority there--nah, no pride there, huh? ;P Boys just pretend and sometimes incorporate costumes! There is a difference, I assure you...
Those pics are fabulous, Brenda. You look great and the boys are cute--I too love the ties.

rachel pickup said...

Brenda, I *love* them! You are so creative!! You need to have your own show, you know. If your mailing these out, I would love to have one!

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