"show me your happy smile!!"


even though Elijah said he was "all done!" after the first five minutes, 
and all of the sugary bribes we brought failed, 
and Eli was being too stubborn to look at the camera towards the end, 
and we had our fair share of tantrums in an hour to last us a lifetime, 
and we felt like we were constantly chasing Elijah around, 
and all he wanted to do was throw dirt at us...

despite aaaalllllllllll of that 
our photographer Alisha was able to get some really great pictures of our little family!
i'm seriously so in love with them! 
[and if you follow me on twitter & facebook you know how nervous i was about it all...]

we are incredibly thankful for her time, energy, kindness, & above all patience with putting up with our crazy little family and taking our pictures. 
she's a miracle worker i tell you! 
she actually made us look somewhat cute & normal. 
not an easy task ;)

thank you thank you so much, Alisha!! 

[check out her website & facebook page]

18 comments:

Athienna said...

The Sapphire Bee sent me and I love your family photos!! They look great :)

Ruthie Hart said...

I am smiling looking at all of these! I love your outfit choices...you dress Eli SO CUTE!

holli h. said...

so precious. good job with the outfits too. you guys look great!

Kylie said...

They turned out so cute!

Rachel said...

I love these Megan! Your outfits turned out perfect. So glad you got some good keepers! Toddlers never cooperate when you need them to!

Chrissy Delacy said...

I've shot here before. Love this park and your pictures are ADORABLE!!!

Stacey said...

Beautiful family photos!

Liv said...

These did turn out really well, and you all look wonderful! Sometimes candid shots are the most precious.

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Kassi Mortensen said...

They turned out great!!! :)

Lex said...

Super cute!!

Ashley said...

You got so many good ones!!

leean robinson said...

Absolutely adorable. The way you were talking Sunday night I was thinking that maybe you only got a couple of good pics. But ALL of these are great. And Elijah looks happy and wonderful in all of them as well as you and Adam. Good going mom!

Amber Marie said...

Very cute. It's impossible to tell that Eli ever was upset during the shoot! -Darling pictures of our favorite Elijah.

Aubrey said...

I love love love everything about these. The outfits are perfect. Good choice.

Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

Very, very cute! We self-took family pictures and the sugary bribes turned against us because Asher's mouth is all puckered in all the pictures. ;) SO maybe it's a good thing those didn't work for you? (:

Camille said...

Beautiful pics! I think we need a miracle photographer to get a good shot of our family lol.

Matt and Blair said...

So, so cute!

Alisha said...

So I'm not sure how I barely discovered this post but... you are so very welcome! I had a great time taking your pictures and getting to know your darling family!