We tried again. I think someday the children will thank me for attempting to document that all 8 of us were actually together in a picture. Right? Hopefully? Maybe?
I took the kids to a preschool fair last spring and entered to win a free photo session with I am I Designs and Photography. We won! If I remember correctly I was there with 7 kids. Alone. This must have been the only thing that I entered since I had 1 or 2 kids on my hips at any given moment.
After our Red Thread Session I was a little weary about the idea of gathering up the troops and trying to pretend that this isn't extremely stressful. I
I finally gathered up the courage to contact the photographer Raquel to set up the session.
She picked the most amazing location--Topsmead State Forest.
~It's near a winery. Good to know.~
About the outfits. It started with the girls.
I really wanted to order some amazing Matilda Jane outfits for the girls
and actually for me.
I am obsessed, especially with the big ruffle pants...
but as it turns out way too broke to invest in the amazing world of MJ right now.
I will have to start saving my pennies and a whole lot of bills.
I was stalking online for something Matilda Jane-ish...
and I found the most darling little handmade ruffled rompers for the girls, made by Chloe Belle's Boutique.
If they made these in adult sizes, I think I would wear them every day.
I found some chevron bows for the girls and even some chevron shorts for Jakie.
We were good to go.
The photographer brought a phenomenal assistant.
She paid attention to the little details when I described my children prior to our session...
and she brought some bubbles,
and of course, a soccer ball.
There were no tears. Actually, the littles just thought it was playtime. Besides the heat, it was as relaxing as a photo shoot can get. Thanks Raquel! You rock!