Saturday, June 16, 2012

Family Pictures by Kristen Duke Photography

In June, the fabulous Kristen Duke was in Utah and did our family pictures!!
I first met Kristen through Crafting with the Stars and have been so grateful to have become friends with her. She is an absolute blast to hang out with, and I adore her!!
Let me start by saying…….
Kristen is a miracle worker!!!

Family pictures are hard – finding everyone’s clothes, getting ready, figuring out location, etc. etc. – not to mention the actual session.
I walked away from our photo session doubtful of how they would turn out. I felt like my kids weren’t ever looking at the camera – let alone smiling, and I was constantly telling one of them to calm down, look at the camera, hold still, etc.

Somehow, Kristen managed to snatch incredible shots!!!
She captured each of my children’s personalities perfectly!
She even captured my husband and I’s relationship…
My sweet baby boy…
And this is probably one of my favorite pictures of all-time…
You’d never know that:
Our 6-year old (far left) is turning away asking if we are done yet.
My husband is pointing at the camera trying to get our 3-year old to look.
I’m bent over trying to keep our 1-year old from running off.
Our 5-year old is crying because we haven’t gone on the bridge yet.

Ok, let’s go to the bridge…
(my husband is grabbing my hand telling me to calm down….I was a little flustered by this point)
Phew….we made it!

Like I said, Kristen possesses some sort of magical powers.
I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out, and these pictures will be treasured for years to come.

Thanks Kristen!!!


  1. beautiful!!!!!!!!!
    Can i PLEASE ask u to follow my blog. I am dreaming of having more than 19 followers. I wold really appreciate it xxx

  2. It is amazing how Sweet things look when it is all out of context. Family photo's for Mom's are always stressful. Ours will be in a month! Yours look great!

  3. Your family is amazing. These are so incredible!!! Love that silhouette pic, and the last one of your little toddler toddling around. Love love love. And you are gorgeous!

  4. You're so sweet, Tam! I'm so happy to hear that you love the images so much! It's always fun to hear the story from you of what was going on behind the scenes--I like the silhouette shot, too;)

  5. Those pictures are gorgeous and your family is beautiful! Love that Kristen fo sho!!!


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