Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Memorializing a Family of Four + a GIVEAWAY!

These past few weeks I have felt overwhelmed by nostalgia for our cozy little family of four.  Soon, there will be five of us.  And while that is great, and wanted, and will make life all the more interesting and amazing, I feel it's okay to get sentimental about the loss of what is right now.  The four of us.  Just us.

I've been wanting to get family pictures done for a couple of years now, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Once I got pregnant, I figured it would just make sense to wait until after the baby was born - after all, any family of four photos would soon need to be replaced by family of five photos. But then, a few weeks ago, a local photographer (Anna Carson Dewitt) reached out to me to see if I was interested in doing a complimentary photo shoot and giveaway on my blog (view her website here).  Given my nostalgia and sentimentality and pregnancy hormones generally, I jumped at the opportunity.

We did the photo shoot a couple of weeks ago and got the photos back a few days later.  Anna did a phenomenal job.  Of course, she did have some cute subjects to work with...

These two boys... brothers.  Soon another one will join their clan.  But for now, for today, they are two peas in a pod.

They love each other so much, even if they don't show it all the time.  And knowing that they have each other, with the inevitable shift in my attention in a couple of months time, is a relief.  And a gift.

Today, these boys are my babies.  My everything.

And today, I feel like luckiest person in the world.

I love my family of four.

But it will only get better...

I'm so glad I have these photos to memorialize this "in between" time in my family's life.  Perhaps once my pregnancy hormones go away I can manage to look at them without crying!

And now for the giveaway...

One lucky reader in the DC area will be able to experience Anna's talent firsthand!  Anna is giving away a 60 minute photo session, with 30-50 digital images for you to keep!  To enter the giveaway, please do two things:

1) Like my Facebook page (click here), if you haven't already AND
2) Leave a comment either here or on my Facebook page with your email address.

I will select a winner at random, and the giveaway will close on Tuesday, September 24th at midnight.

Good luck!


  1. We haven't had professional photos done since Michael was a few months old. He is 8 and 1/2 now. We should probably get on that.

  2. We've never had professional photos done. I think it would be a nice treat! My email is amanda.j.penrod@gmail.com. Thanks :)

  3. Oh, would love that. Keep meaning to get some professional shots done.

  4. Great pictures! I've been meaning to get a shoot with my one year old but also haven't gotten around to it! Wooshie98@aol.com

  5. A photo shoot would be fun! ranya.mike@yahoo.com.

  6. Great idea. Idungas@gmail.com (isabel Simmerman)

  7. Great idea, and i loved the pictures. idungas@gmail.com

  8. I would love some great pictures for my walls...I barely recognize the children (or babies I should say) that are in the photos I have hanging now!
    Great shots! I love your smile in the one with Braden kissing your face: just beautiful!

  9. beautiful pictures!! i would love to have some done for our family! dianeshaver@gmail.com

  10. Sweet pictures! Would love to have some photographs of our family together! michelle.rifici@gmail.com


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