Thursday, December 2, 2010

The pictures I'll treasure for a lifetime

Matthew was nearly 10 weeks old the first time we had his pictures done.  With him being a preemie, and it being cold and flu season, I wasn't thrilled about taking him to the mall to have them done and for some reason the thought of a "real" photographer, never crossed my mind.  I was still having all of Kaitlyn's done at JC Penney's and Picture People and Sears at this point.  So, on October 12, 2007, I took Kaitlyn and Matthew to the mall to have their pictures done.  He cried the whole time.  :(  I didn't get a single professional picture of them together.  I always figured we'd have more time and we had snapshots to remember, but it just isn't the same.

I swore I wouldn't repeat that problem again.  I value pictures more than most other material items.  Much more so than just about anything I could or would buy myself and pictures are something that you don't outgrow, do not go out of style and that you ever regret having too many of.

We are fortunate to know an amazing photographer, Cari Lyn, who specializes in newborn and children photographs.  It was well worth the splurge, the drive to El Dorado Hills 10 days after a cesarean and resulted in pictures I will always treasure.  I am so happy with them.  I am so happy to have real photographs of them together, I'm thrilled that she was able to capture the innocence and sweetness of Samantha's newness, the beauty and personality of Kaitlyn, and the love that the sisters already overwhelmingly feel for one another.  Watching the slideshow she created (email if you'd like to see it and I can send you the link, it's available for another couple days) brought tears to my eyes.

Aren't they amazing?? 


Lori said...

They are BEYOND amazing!!!!! Seriously....your girls are just incredibly, incredibly beautiful and your photographer fabulous!
I'd love to see the video---my email is

Just amazing!

Tiffany said...

i agree, beyond amazing. your girls are too precious. and i love the pic of samantha puckering her lips. that reminds me of a couple of pics i have of Juju like that. he was such a cute lip pucker-er. babies are SO precious. ♥

Stephanie said...

Oh My GOODNESS! Those photos are gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

hey girl, i wanted to tell you that i gave you a blog award. you can check out my last post to see it. pls know that you don't have to play along at all if you don't want. it was just my way of saying how much i appreciate you being with me in this time of sorrow, and being so inspirational to me.

AmandaB said...

Fabulous!!! So amazingly breathtaking!!! Can imagine capturing better moments so beautifully.

Selena and Anna said...

Those pictures are so wonderful and what a treasure you will always have!! Your daughters are so beautiful. So glad you were able to do this!!!

Annie & Isabel

Stephanie said...

Seriously, seriously Gorgeous!!!! All of my Christmas money would have gone towards pictures, because I wouldn't have been able to choose!