In June we met up with our favorite photographer and friend Lauren. Lauren has photographed our family since Will was two. I try to have her take photos of the boys at their birthdays and since they have birthdays about 6 months apart that means we have photos taken about twice a year. I know a lot of people think that having professional photos taken so often might be frivolous, but I disagree. When I see the sweet images she has captured of my boys, I've never regretted my decision to have the photos taken. I admit I get stressed out planning our outfits for the photo shoot. I worry about how the boys will act and if they will cooperate. I even stress about the stupid humidity and my frizzy hair, ha! After this many years though I realize that none of that matters. We always come away with good photos despite my worries. Recently I looked through all of the photos over the last four and a half years and it made me teary-eyed. We'll never get that time back and I'm glad we have such good quality photos of Will and Ben at each special phase in their life so far.
Our go-to location is always the Dallas Arboretum. In my opinion, it's the best place to take family photos. We've taken numerous family photos there and they always look different because the landscapes change each season.
One of my favorite photos of the boys.
I love this family photo.
I think I love the candid shots as much as the posed.
When did my little boy turn into a big boy?
And my baby has grown up, too!
Favorite photo of all!
This bench is "child size" but my boys still look like big kids here.
Something sweet about this one.