Thursday, December 04, 2014

Family Photos


The holiday season in full swing with all the busyness going on and some of us are getting family photos done. We do family photos every year.  This year we did our photos in October, wanting to capture all the wonderful fall colors in Idaho.  We have always used  Cherly Polk Photography when we lived in California and were always over the moon about the photos we got from her. This year we moved to Boise so we had to find a new photographer.  This was a super scary step for me but we found Ashley Cates Photography. Ashley did an amazing job. The kids really liked her, which is a huge plus that can really make or break a good photo session. I would definitely recommend her if you are in this area. She had a little questionnaire she emailed out before the day of photos to make sure she really got what we were looking for, which I really liked.     

Anyhow, with that all said I have been eager to show off some of these photos but wanted to wait until I got our Christmas cards in the mail. Here is a little sneak peek at some photos we got. I hope you enjoy them and make sure to check back to see how our Christmas card turned out.


The kids always love breaking up the smiles to throw in some silly faces.  What do you do to break up the the time for kids?


We took these photos at the Boise River behind BSU. Hunter was loving walking on the rocks in the water, which sure made me nervous that he would get all wet before we got the photos done.  I just love this guys smile, its just so prefect to me. Every time we get new family photos done I always go through old photos to see the changes and it leaves me in awe every time. 


When we were walking to the bridge there was this perfect spot to stop to get a couple shots. Hailey was the first one to run in the bushes and sticks to get her photo taken.  


Weston walking across a huge tree located next to a stream.  We spent a good amount of time here because the kids were enjoying walking across this tree while giving me a panic attack. 


I love this shot. Brandon and his mini me, he is truly Weston's hero.  I really love shots with smiles but photos like this warm my heart and reminds me of just how lucky I am. 

Did you take any family photos this year? What tricks do use to get good photos with kids? My kids get to pick out a reward at the store after we are done with our photos.  What style photos do you like to capture?

24 comments:

  1. Love your photos! It gave me a great idea to also take our photos outdoors. :)

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  2. Your photos are all so gorgeous, I love your daughters fur vest!

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  3. Oh my goodness your kids are SO cute! The silly faces picture is priceless!

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  4. What an adorable family! I LOVE these photos <3 <3

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  5. These are gorgeous! Your entire family looks great--I love everyone's outfits!

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  6. Pictures in fall are the best, these photos turned out adorable!!!

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  7. you have such a beautiful family!! and ashley's photos are jaw-dropping-gorgeous!!!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely colors!

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  9. Oh. My. Gosh, I love how you dress your kids!! ;D

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  10. OMG- you have the BEST family photos ever. They are GORGEOUS!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love that first picture!

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  12. Cool idea of a photo shoot location, sometimes we need to get our of the traditional studio photos and explore the outdoors. Great photos!

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  13. This makes me so excited to have a family and hopefully take beautiful photos like this every year! The images she captured are incredible and you are a gorgeous family!

    Katie <3

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  14. Gorgeous photos and Gorgeous family!

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  15. Aw, these are the cutest family photos ever committed to film!

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  16. Your family is TOO cute. I love these photos, what characters in that first one. :)

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  17. These photos are too amazing! I love the whole family and your son making that face. Perfection holiday card!

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  18. I love the silly faces! I always feel like those are the best shots to have - the ones where their little personalities shine through so you can look back and remember the fun of that moment.

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  19. Beautiful family, and gorgeous photos!

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  20. Gorgeous photos! I'm loving her fur vest!

    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

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  21. Oh my goodness, your family is so adorable! I love those pictures, so beautiful and what a picturesque setting.

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  22. Oh my gosh! Those are GORGEOUS! love!

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  23. awww they are so adorable, love how the boys are pulling silly faces in the first pic and your daughter is gorgeous

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