One of the traditions that is a part of our holiday season is getting a family portrait taken. I’m sentimental about family portraits. Since I’m usually the one behind the camera, it’s rare that I get photos of myself with the kids. I love that hiring someone gives us a series of pictures as a family together, and captures that stage in time.

This year, I hired Kristin Rogers to take our photos. I’ve been a longtime fan of her work on instagram and was thrilled to find out she is local to me. We had a great session with her and I was so happy with the pictures. This one made me laugh so hard . . . as I was standing there trying to smile naturally, I had no idea that my girls were striking some fierce poses.

family on rocks posing (Medium)
india best (Medium)

You know how sometimes you don’t realize how big your kids look until you see them in a photo? Yeah . . . that.

family album cover (Medium)

Tea Collection provided us with the clothes for our pictures, which made it really easy to choose coordinated colors without being too matchy-matchy.

family closeup best (Medium)

family on rocks best (Medium)

family sitting on rocks best (Medium)

Kembe (Medium)

kembe closeup (Medium)

I feel like this picture totally captures the essence of my kids.

kids goofy (Medium)

mark 2 (Medium)
mark and kristen best (Medium)
moms and karis ps (Medium)
brothers cute (Medium)
family on rocks posing backlit (Medium)
jafta tilt ps (Medium)
karis cute (Medium)
kristen profile ps (Medium)

twins best (Medium)


Which one would you choose for a holiday card?