Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Family Pictures 2008

A couple of weeks ago, we went to a nearby park and took some family pictures for our Christmas cards. Joey brought his camera and picked this beautiful wooded area with trees and a perdy little bridge. He snapped some adorable pictures of the kids and the one of me and the girls. I tried my hand at a few too and I think they turned out not too shabby(the one of Joey and the girls walking). I also dragged my bud, Melissa, along to help us get some family shots and they turned out great! Thanks Melissa-you are the best! We've tried the tripod/timer thing before and that just doesn't work out so well when you have 3 kids. Getting them to all look at the flashing light is difficult! So, you saved us Melissa! We actually have pictures where all 3 kids are looking and smiling-its a miracle! :)

I've waited to post the pictures because I didn't want to spoil the card for the family members I sent them too already:) We got some really great shots and I'm really happy with them! These are my 3 favorites..... Here are the rest in a slideshow(Because uploading to slide.com is so much easier than blogger.com! Blogger needs to figure out a better way to upload pictures...)






22 comments:

The Kahumokus said...

They turned out GREAT! What an adorable family.

-Melissa- said...

I'm glad the pictures turned out. I was so nervous taking them. But it isn't hard getting a good picture of a cute family.

RD said...

Wow those are really some fantastic shots- love them all. I like the 3 you picked too-- suitable for framing I'd say.
love you

Dad

RD said...

Oh just realized your friend Melissa was the photographer. Good job Melissa!

Holly's dad

100 Percent Cottam said...

these are so cute!

-Laura- said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Your family is beautiful! I think that is a prime location for family pictures. :) I think Melissa did a fabulous job! That is really funny that you and Emily's family did white shirts and jeans!

Emily said...

WWAit..... haven't I seen these before somewhere?

Abby said...

Your pictures are just absolutely adorable. You have such a beautiful family!

hoLLy said...

emily, i promise i didn't copy you! its crazy how we picked the same type of background and even wore the same colors. i about died when i saw your blog the other day! we really had already taken our pics on dec. 7. i hope you believe me! ask melissa. i just didn't post them for a week and a half so most people would first see them in their Christmas card.

i guess great minds think alike! :)

Shankar said...

Great photos. Lucky are they who receive the Christmas card.

Marie said...

What beautiful pictures Holly! You have such a lovely family and you are all so very photogenic. Know what? Y'all are happy to the core and it shows in every shot!

becki said...

the pics are great. i thought laura had taken them too, when i saw them on facebook. funny.

thanks for the compliments on my blog, and yes, i made the girls' shirts myself and took their pics. it was fun, a new hobby i think. but i need to find subjects that look at the camera and enjoy having pics taken!! when is YOUR family available?? :)

Rebecca said...

Well when you have such a beautiful family, you get great shots! Good job Melissa! They look wonderful.

Chrystina said...

I love your family pictures, they are beautiful!!! I also love that I have my own copy on the Christmas card, thank you!!! Melissa has a beautiful talent on her hands. She is artistic and what a spirit of sharing her talents as the Lord tells us to. Kudos to both of you!

hoLLy said...

Yes, thanks to both Joey and Melissa! Joey actually is the one that picked the photo spots, brought his camera, and actually took a huge chunk of the pictures I posted(I just have to give him his props too! I don't want him left out!)

But yes, Melissa took our family pictures and they turned out PERFECT! She is an awesome friend!

Champion Family said...

We love the pictures! Very cute!

tiburon said...

Such great pics!!! What a gorgeous family :)

Emily said...

I BELIEVE YOU! ;)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

These pictures are awesome but I have to say they are only awesome because you guys are one great family and it shows in these shots. O love every single one. I'm just wondering how in the world did everyone get to be getting older Ahhh the girls are just growing growing growing. Excellent choice in photo spots Joey you have always had a good eye for photography, Holly everyone looks great good coordinating color scheme and girls well let's just say no other cuter. love Love LOVE the card.

Larissa said...

Good job to Melissa, you, & Joey on taking great pictures. They are all super darling!

Wendy said...

I love, love, love your pictures. Your family looks so great! I wanted to take outdoor pictures for our Christmas cards too, but every day that I planned was freezing and I just didn't want to go out in the cold. After seeing your pics, maybe it would have been worth it!

Patty said...

You guys did a wonderful job! I can't wait to frame some of them. I love the pictures!!!!