Hey, girl, heyyyy! Well, with November here and in full swing, it’s likely you are about to have your family Christmas photos *eeeep!* Our Christmas photos are for sure one of my favorite things we do every year that gets me in full on holiday mode. Last year we did a formal look and the year before that was a very casual plaid and flannel type of year (here). The year before that I was like… DUE pregnant hehe, and we did our photos at The Nest Wedding Venue, here. And just for kicks you can see our really old shoots from our second and third Christmases together as wittle babies here and here. Our first Christmas is somewhere in my archives on my computer?… but who the heck knows. I will have to try to find those for kicks.
This year I went for nice, but not quite formal. Paul said it’s his favorite overall look yet in our 6 years of shoots. My girl Sydney Grace Beauty did my make-up and I am so pumped about it. I hardly wear make-up in my day to day, so I wanted something soft and sweet but still glammed up. Every step of the way she would stop and ask if it was going the right direction for me and made sure it wasn’t “too much.” Seriously, she is SO TALENTED. She is in the McKinney area, and I can’t suggest her enough. Ask her to sing for you, too. 😉
For my dress, I went with a long dusty rose satin gown *only $51!* and put all my boys in blacks and creams. I guess the bonus of being outnumbered by boys in this household is I can be in any color I want for photos to pop. 😉 I am obsessed with this dress and have it paired with my Marc Fisher booties I bought during the Nordstrom Anni Sale, but could go great with heels and sneakers just as well.
Because I figure you might be frantically running around trying to nail down your holiday looks before pictures, I wanted to go ahead and share links to our full outfits this year so that I could help you nail down your family photo looks! I will share our full shoot with @cottonwoodroadphotography soon, but until then, here’s links below to grab the look ahead of time! See our BTS video here.