Debra from Abundant Moments Photography did a photo shoot with the kids back when they were newborns (scroll to the end of the linked post for the newborn pics). She came to our house and managed to get a photo of all four looking like they were asleep. Precious! Six months later, she did a second family shoot that turned out beautifully! She got the perfect family photo of all six of us. We have really treasured those photos since then. In fact, we have a print from each shoot hanging on our dining room wall where we can enjoy them every day. Aw!
A few months ago, Debra contacted me again and asked if we wanted to do a last photo shoot to round out the First Moments Plan even though the kids were about eighteen months old at the time. She very kindly offered to give us this shoot as photos aren't in our budget. It was unexpected and so generous, and I was definitely excited! We gratefully took her up on it, so this is the last of our First Moments Plan...that conveniently doubles as their 2nd Birthday Photos. :) With her permission, I wanted to share them with you!
I was thrilled to find that Debra had toys stashed around her in-home studio to entertain the kids when we got there. Short attention spans + four toddlers + photos is a tough order, but she was prepared for the onslaught. The toys were awesome to have on hand! They were all about the wooden blocks, which fit perfectly with the soft look we were going for.
After she took some family photos, she brought out her bubble machine and let the kids play for awhile. They thought it was AWESOME!
And then she was kind enough to take individual photos of the kids. Between the bubbles and the popcorn that I brought along to bribe smiles out of them, I think she was able to perfectly capture their personalities. What do you think?
Quiet, shy, and a little worried, but so precious and trusting! I was very proud of him for sitting all by himself and letting Debra take his picture.
Happy, sweet, girly-girl with a bit of mischief behind her eyes. Can you see the mischief? Because I definitely can!
Such a hilarious, goofy kid! He finds total joy in every situation. I love the expression on his face in this photo!
Just plain adorable! Ellie is a little ball of energy and fun!
And then there is this photo. I am in love with this family photo! All of our eyes are open, everyone is smiling, and everyone is looking at the camera. My mommy heart can't stop beaming over it. I love every single photo, but this one will be cherished forever.
Many thanks to Debra at Abundant Moments Photography for the greatest gift she could give to a mom: precious, personality-filled photos!
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