When Drew was born we had his newborn photos taken by my friend Morgan from Petite Pixel Photography. I’ve loved those photos and we have my favorite one on the mantle in our bedroom and Drew loves to see himself up there as a baby. I was so excited to have Elle’s photos done and we made sure to get some family of four photos to add to the mix as well…
Nevermind AJ’s ripped jeans. We realized too late that Meredith, his sister, accidentally brought home his good pair after Elle was born. Not sure why we didn’t just decide to have him wear khakis or something. Maybe we can use the excuse that we are exhausted parents? I feel like I’m using that excuse a lot lately. 🙂
Drew has been pretty unsure of holding Sissy (that’s what he calls her, and because of that, what AJ and I usually call her ;)). This is as close as he’d let her near him…
It was hard to make Elle comfortable for the photos so after playing around to get good shots for a while Morgan had the great idea to have me hold Elle while sitting in this chair but to have the blanket over my body so that you couldn’t even see me.
If you ever need a diaper cover for a photo shoot use one of the little pairs of undies that come with the cute dresses, most of the pairs at Carter’s have these.
Here is my girly girl (watch her become a total tomboy after all the pink I’m putting her in now).
Tutu from Target… it cost me a whopping $1.80. 🙂
Faux Sheepskin Rug: Overstock.com
The necklace Elle is wearing was a gift from AJ. It was his grandmother’s. I love the little brooch on the side of the pearls and wanted to get a photo of Elle wearing them.
I have always wanted a girl… and one of the most shallow reasons is because of all the fabulous poofy dresses I can put her in while she has no say to tell me no. I know this won’t last forever, but I am pretty darn excited for mother / daughter shopping trips even if no fabulous dresses are involved. I’m sorry, AJ, but yes, we will be spoiling her. Not rotten, just a little. Just so she can keep up looking as cute as Drew in his seersucker and popped collars. 🙂
Jacket: Ralph Lauren outlet | Jeans: Old Navy diva skinnies | Shoes: Newport News
Elle’s dress: Carters