I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Friday, October 7, 2011

Creating a Family Look

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 Well I am back with some awesome pictures to share! The fence was a success!!! Amy our photographer LOVED it so much she wants to buy it! ha ha ;) The hardest part was pulling together a family look that didn't look too matchy matchy. I first found material that had all the colors from our living room in it (because that is where the pictures will be hung). I made Abby a skirt from it, and made a cute flower pin for her little brown sweater. If you would like I could do a tutorial on that, just let me know ;) Next I found Greg and Cole's shirts from Target, and I already had the brown jacket from Cato's... It was finally coming together. I hung all the outfits on the fence, just to see if it was going to pull out the blues and reds. It looked great so we were good to go!

   I thinking having a GREAT photographer is definitely the KEY to amazing pictures! Amy from Murphy's Memories Photography was awesome with our kids!

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  When I wanted to cry and pull my hair out because they were not cooperating, she was calm, cool, and collected. (Just what they needed) Because of that she was able to get 62 amazing proofs! I couldn't believe she got that many from what to me seemed like utter chaos. ha ha

 Ok lets look at some pics!

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I think the red ric rac I put at the bottom hem was the perfect touch! Don't you just LOVE the adorable Flower pin I made out of scraps!!!

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Abby and Mommy

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Look at my FENCE, I just LOVE how it turned out!!! My kids are pretty cute too! ;)

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Cole and Abby

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My sweet little girl :)

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My handsome little man

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Hey everyone is looking and smiling!!! I am so happy I got this shot!

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She took a bunch of them hugging and playing together. I love love LOVE it!

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So what do you think, will you be painting a fence panel for your next family session? ;)

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We were just happy it was over :P

   I cant wait to plan out my collage wall!!! I am pulling inspiration from Shelley over at House of Smiths (she is amazing and I got so many ideas from her family photo tips)  I will post updates when I get it started!


Thanks for stopping by,

Jeni Ream

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful family shots! LOVE the fence!! I may have to try and make one. I'll add it to my 'wish' list of things I want to make.

    I love how everyone is coordinated, but not too matchy. Great fall colors.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Love it!!! You look beautiful! I def. want a tutorial on the flower - I'm wanting to add one to a skirt and have no idea how to do it! Thanks, Jeni!

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  3. You painted a fence for these pictures? That is such a brilliant idea!! The pictures and your family is beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful family and photos and your fence is darling too- thanks for linking up at FNF :)

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  5. What a good idea. Your family photos turned out perfectly. I love how much thought you put into co-ordinating everything. It definitely paid off!

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  6. What beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful family. And yes, I LOVE that fence. Wish I had one.

    Blessings,
    Barb
    trainingourdaughters.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my goodness! I LOVE that you painted the fence! That turned out so well!!

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