Here I am still catching up on posts, please bear with me. Once Greg and I started a family, I knew I wanted to start doing family portraits for our Christmas card every year. And the last 3 years, I’ve managed to accomplish it no matter how crazy hard it can be photographing wee ones on a chilly fall day. But it’s always been worth it in the end. I love seeing us all happy, in love, and growing as a family — it’s something I love sharing with family and friends. I’m hoping to get into the habit of turning each one into a Christmas ornament — a fun way to cherish these moments for years to come.
2012’s family portrait came from the 6 months old film we did for the boys. This is one of my most favorite family photos yet with our two new babies being priceless additions to the Smith Family. I couldn’t decide on if I liked the color version or black + white version better for our Christmas card, but ended up going with color since there were fun splashes of red and green.
And just for kicks, here’s a runner up to the above picture. I love the expressions on all three children — jovial Rohan, pure joy; darling Dhara, my dear girl always ready to laugh; and swashbuckling Kieran, with the face of those early century children you find in old black + white photos at antique stores, plus he looks like he’s totally up to something mischievous. : )