Sunday, July 17, 2011

Life Is Beautiful

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and congratulations about our sweet, little Ryker. He has been such a joy. I find myself holding him constantly and simply staring at his perfect face.


Remember how I told you we were all smitten?


His sisters and brother can’t get enough of him. Someone always wants to hold him. Even his older brother thinks he’s big enough to hold him. (He just turned two a couple of weeks ago).


Of course mom and dad are completely in love.

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But seriously, who wouldn’t be?


Isn’t he the greatest catch?


We had family/newborn pictures taken this past week and I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. Some of my favorites are my husband with his boys:


and with his girls:


Can you tell how much my kids love their daddy? Yeah, I’m a lucky lady. He’s an amazing husband and father.


How cute are my girls? SISTAS!!! They are best friends.


How cool is this shot?


Love this little boy.


My family of 6. Wow, that seems crazy to say!


I just need to brag one last time about how cute all four of my kiddos are.


I am one proud mama and my heart is bursting with love for these precious children. Life is truly beautiful for me right now, and I feel so incredibly blessed.


And because I know some of you are going to ask, we had these pictures taken at FotoFly, a studio in Draper, Utah.

***They actually have no idea that I am posting about this, so this is 100% my honest opinion about their studio. I have not been contacted to review them or been compensated in any way to write this post. I’m sharing this with you because I believe it is good information and worth knowing about.***


They offer FREE photography workshops!!!


This is how I first came in contact with them. Every month, they have a FREE photography workshop, where they teach you how to use your camera and tips for taking those great pictures. They fill up FAST, so I suggest liking them on Facebook so you are one of the first to hear about it.


I attended the free workshop in May, and learned so much. I was super impressed and decided to do my maternity pictures with them.


Again, I was really pleased. They fixed rumpled clothing, double chin, weird hips, etc. They positioned me in the most flattering ways possible, and even though I don’t like pictures of myself, I’m glad I had these taken and think they did a fabulous job.


So I went ahead and did our newborn/family pictures as well, and you can see from above how well those turned out. I highly recommend them to any of you. They are amazing with kids and have so many different backgrounds, so you don’t necessarily feel like you are getting those standard “studio” shots.


Do you want to know the best part about FotoFly? The price. Get ready for this because you will be blown away.


That’s it! No sitting fees. $79 gets you a CD with all of your images and the copyright release. Can you even believe that? It sounds too good to be true, but it is.


Thank you for letting me share my family with you today! You guys are the best, and I truly appreciate how much you all have been reaching out to me. It’s so neat to feel like I have friends all over the world who care about me and my family. Thank you. Have a great Sunday!


  1. what gorgeous photos - congratulations on the new addition - a true blessing! These photos will be cherished. :)

  2. WOW, my heart has been touched by your wonderful post. Your family is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I'm so glad that you took a break from your vacation to share with us. Blessings,

  3. That baby is surrounded by love. Gorgeous photos. TFS

  4. What beautiful family photos and such an awesome deal. Wish they were in my town. I would love to go to a photo class.

  5. You have a beautiful family and these pictures capture their personalities so wonderfully! Congrats on your new little man!

  6. You certainly are blessed. What a lovely family and a talented mama!

  7. Your family is so darling! And that is a great price esp.for all the photos. Thanks for sharing!Your family is so darling! And that is a great price esp.for all the photos. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Amazing!! Your family is adorable and you got such wonderful newborn pics. I tried so hard to get some of my 3rd baby (little girl now 3 mos old) and we only got 2 good ones :( But, your whole fam is adorable. You truly are blessed. I left the comment previously about the Nap Nanny. Thanks for your email and I hope it can help you out. Anything to get some sleep at that stage. And BTW - you look HOT for just having a baby!!!

  9. those photos are incredible.. love the one with the baby ib the glove - he is a good catch! Tone

  10. Firstly, awww, your family is adorable. I can see how much love everyone has for each other. Secondly, congrats again on your little addition to your beautiful family! It looks like you have your hands and your heart full! :)
    Thirdly, good on you for getting pictures of yourself done even though you don't necessarily love pictures of yourself. I'm a huge advocate for moms getting in the pictures. So many of us hate ourselves in pictures but how terrible would it be if we were gone tomorrow and all our kids had were a few group shots? Mom is just such a key part of the family and it stinks how often moms are missing from the photo album.
    And you look absolutely gorgeous, pregnant and not!

  11. Goodness your kiddos ARE cute! And you look smokin' for a momma who gave birth mere weeks ago. Congrats!

  12. First of all let me say BEAUTIFUL family and pics, second let me say THANK you!!! I just moved from WI to sandyvand was in need of a good photographer!!! I will be checking them out!!!!!

  13. So cute! Congrats again and we LOVE fotofly too. They do a great job for an unbeatable price. He is adorable-just like the others :)

  14. oh my Tam! those pictures are so precious! my fav? the ball glove! congrats!
    you have a beautiful family!

  15. they turned out so cute! Your kids are all so darling, congrats on Ryker! Can't wait to meet him. I have a gift (maybe I should stop by one of these days?)

  16. So, so cute! He is absolutely adorable- and they did a wonderful job capturing those precious newborn moments. What a darling family!


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