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family pictures {2012}

Remember I told you that we were having our family pictures taken this week? Well, Gina is amazing and they are already done! I LOVE them. Gina was the first photographer I ever hired to take our family pictures four years ago. She came out to our house and took our pictures when Cora was two months old. I am so, so thankful for those pictures. It was fun to see Gina again and she did such a good job capturing this new crazy stage of our family. Levi loved Gina and was pretty much bossing her around the entire time. I’m pretty sure he thought he was in charge of the photo shoot. Griffin even got to dive into his birthday cake at the end of the session. Sheesh! That kid knows how to make a mess. He wasn’t as interested in eating the cake as he was in smashing it. You can check out the rest of the pictures here. And leave Gina a comment while you are there telling her how great she is! Thanks, Gina. We really love them!

  • Rebekah - The pictures look great! I couldn’t help but smile at some of the expressions on the boys’ faces. 🙂 You have a good looking family!ReplyCancel

  • Ceri - Oh my word these are beautiful, amazing and she captured the boys SO well. I also love the pink balloon. That was a beautiful touch.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle from Oz - STUNNING! Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Beautiful pics, Jess! I think she captured your family perfectly! Love the pink balloon too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Diane Taylor - Hi Jess – omg I honestly can’t pick from all those wonderful photos! I wish I had done informal pics like this with my son – I never did 🙁 Thankfully I have one picture of the two of us from the very last time I saw him – I look at it several times a day (and wonder if I will ever see that smiling girl again???). I know you will treasure these photos for years to come. Thank you for sharing. Joel if you are reading this, you are a pretty handsome devel, I love your smile it lights up your whole face!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  • Leatha - These are FABULOUS photos!! I just had to comment to tell you that I LOVED them! Awesome, just awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Oh Jess, those are just adorable!! And I love the idea of the pink balloon. Perfect. Hope you guys are doing well!


  • Amee - Oh Jess, these photos were gorgeous!!! Boy it would be so hard to pick out which one to enlarge and frame!

    I love the pic of of y’all standing in the field and your hubby is holding the pink balloon. I immediately thought of how it represents Cora!! 🙂 So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • christine Martel - You have a beautiful family. I have been following your blog for a Long time . I love all of your pictures , the boys are the cutest little boys. I also Love the pink balloon.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Beautiful pictures! I pinned the one of you in your post. We have family photos coming up soon and I love set up of that one. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and I think that might be the only way we capture a good one of all of us. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - WOW, FANTASTIC, GORGEOUS pictures!!! How will you ever pick which ones to print/hang up?? They are amazing! Love the pink balloon….ReplyCancel

  • laura - JESS!!!! These pictures are sooooooo great! You got SOOOOO many good ones!! I have at least a dozen favorites 🙂 I’ve always thought Gina is amazing. I really super duper love these! YEAH for fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Mary R. - I LOVE the picture of the boys in the wagon and you and Joel are kissing..their expressions are adorable!I too loved the addition of the pink balloon for Cora. They are all great pics..Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with all of us !ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Oh, there are definitely some Christmas card family pics in that session! I don’t know how you would choose which ones to blow up. The ones with the pink balloon gave me a lump in my throat. What a beautiful family you have! Have a great weekend! Are you an Auntie again yet?ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Danielle-Not yet. Her due date is tomorrow so hopefully any day now!!

    • Jess - Danielle-Not yet. Her due date is tomorrow so hopefully any day now!!ReplyCancel

  • tara - they are all SO good!!! i love your jeans and am looking for a good pair … where’d you get yours???ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Tara-They are from White House Black Market. My other favorite jeans are Gap Long and Leans (which is funny because I am not long or lean!).

    • Jess - Tara-They are from White House Black Market. My other favorite jeans are Gap Long and Leans (which is funny because I am not long or lean!).ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Hi Jess: I came across your blog this past summer and have read every single post, many with tears. Your family pictures are beautiful, especially those with the pink balloon. I came across this little boy’s shirt of Etsy the other day and thought of your sweet boys.

    Jess Reply:

    Tiffany-Cute! Thanks for thinking of me. 🙂

  • Shae - Those are great pics! I love the one where your boy is holding the pink balloon the best. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Siebert - those are PRECIOUS Jess! love them!ReplyCancel

  • chrissi - Love each one. Your boys are too cute for words.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle F. - So sweet, Jess! I love them all, but my favorite has to be the one with all of you and that pink balloon for sweet Cora! We have a session scheduled in November with Gina, too, and I just can’t wait! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Love them! The pink balloon made me cry. I also love the yellow shoes!ReplyCancel

  • sharron - they are sooo sweet! i just love them all. yall are the most beautiful family inside and out. love the pink balloon for cora.
    blessings girl.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Those photos are so AMAZING! How could you ever pick which one to hang up? I LOVE the one of Griffin sitting in the yellow chair with his head tilted slightly- so stinkin’ cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Love all the pictures, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - I looked at the pictures…they are so amazing. They are beautiful, real, and made me laugh and cry at the same time. She did a wonderful job, and you guys are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • creole wisdom - You look great, Jess. What a darling family you have. I peaked at her site and she does great work, wow that your guys could go for 2 hours, that’s unheard of!ReplyCancel

  • amy - Oh my goodness, Jess! How will you ever choose which ones to display in your house? They are all amazing!! LOVE them!ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Amy-I have no idea!! Praying for you. How is the transition going?

    • Jess - Amy-I have no idea!! Praying for you. How is the transition going?ReplyCancel

  • Jody R. - So good! You are going to have a hard time choosing which to print!ReplyCancel

  • ra - these are beautiful photos!! and you look so cute!ReplyCancel

  • jennie sanders - Ive been reading your blog for 4 years but i have never commented. I cried buckets today over your family pictures. lol They are so wonderful. Its weird to think i dont actually know you! I feel like i do. Thanks for sharing your life with us through your blog. You are an amazing woman of God! Loved the way you included Cora with the pink balloon:)ReplyCancel