Holiday Photos 2014

So I've been begging and begging and begging the husband "Can we please pretty please have our photos done for holiday cards? Please?!" for what seems like months now. And every single time he says nope. His reasoning is that he bought me a fancy camera for Mother's Day and I should use that. I mean, I don't have a tripod and my pictures never turn out great, but sure...I could make that happen, right?

I tried every trick in the book. I said we haven't had photos taken since Grayson turned one, he's changing so much, don't you want to remember him this way? I said this may be our last photo session with just the three of us if I get pregnant sometime soon, we need to capture the moment! I said our holiday cards will be terrible, it will be embarrassing after how cute they were last year! Needless to say, he didn't care about any of that...

I finally realized that I just needed give up and start practicing my photog skills on my own. Then one day, A texted me and told me to check my email. When I did, I found an email confirming our holiday photo session with our favorite photographer. Do I have the best husband EVER or what??

The day of the shoot it was literally like 30-something degrees and SO WINDY and lightly misting outside. Grayson has never been in cold weather, at least not for more than like five minutes last year when he was too young to realize it. So he was not a happy camper. He also decided that he absolutely positively did NOT want me to put him down, so we didn't get one single photo of him by himself. This was a mini-session, so it was over in like 15 minutes, so he didn't have to tolerate the cold for too long. And we actually got some amazing photos that I really love.

If you are in the DFW area and ever need a photographer, Fairy Tale Photography is the way to go, I'm telling you. Laura has done practically every photo session we've ever done since we've been together: engagement, wedding, pregnancy, Grayson's six month, Grayson's one year (did I never post those?!), and now this. We love her, and we love the photos every. single. time.

I think it was definitely worth all the effort I put into convincing him that it was worth it. We got some great photos and now our holiday cards won't be sad :)


  1. Such a gorgeous family!!!! I love these pics :-) What camera did your husband get you? I'm around if you need tips! It is easier than you think! :-) xo Melissa

  2. Those pictures are amazing!!! Your husband has to be happy ya'll did that. Mine always rolls his eyes at me everytime I schedule a family shoot. Love the one with Grayson hugging your neck!!! You will love those forever.

  3. That is so sweet of your husband to do! Such a great surprise!!! The pictures are beautiful and will make great holiday cards!

  4. Your pictures are awesome!! We did red, white and black outfits too! So fun :)

  5. I love them! Your family is too gorgeous. Can't wait to see you add to it. ;) A baby girl is totally in your future!

  6. How cute... I love those photos! They turned out great :)


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