On Saturday we are having family photos done for the first time ever every and I am beyond excited about this. I want to capture this time when Betty is such a part of our family and the kids are young.
We met the photographers and they are delightful and funny. I will have much more to say about them, and why I chose them, but that's a whole nother post.
They imagine us in a field, with muted colors. They showed samples of their work and the look and feel they are going for, and they were gorgeous.
The look, they said, starts with Mama and cascades down. They suggested pastel sundresses for India and me, maybe linen shirt or vintage tee for Jordan. I loved them from the moment they said I was the most important and then joked about skinny jeans for Nick.
Yah, so I couldn't think of anything pastel when we were talking, and then I actually looked in my closet and pretty much the only thing I have that is muted or subtle is underwear. Then I looked in India's drawers. Riot of color. Jordan's a boy who is offended by white and beige, so, same.
Betty might have some pastels, and Nick certainly has pale button-downs. So they could have some lovely dreamy photos together.
I texted with our clothing scenario. Really, they said, we have to be true to ourselves. What's most important is that we all have the same kind of look. Like we're going to the same party, is how I think of it.
So these, I think, are the best options. All dresses I feel good in, to varying degrees, and none of which I feel is a clear winner.
What do you think?
A. Long and flowy. Upside: it feels dressy, and the ikat print resonates with me. Downside: Not the easiest to maneuver in. (Not ombre; that's just my photography.)
And I have stuff to say on shoes but all the contenders have not arrived.
I promise that I will return to being a blogger of more substance. Although honestly, I could talk clothing and shoes all day. I am that frivolous. I am.