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!!
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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!!!
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She captured each of my children’s personalities perfectly!
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She even captured my husband and I’s relationship…
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My sweet baby boy…
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And this is probably one of my favorite pictures of all-time…
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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)
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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!!!
Tam

7 comments:

  1. beautiful!!!!!!!!!
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  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!

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  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!

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  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;)

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

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