Friday, January 9, 2009

Picture Perfect

As I have mentioned before I feel extremely blessed to get to stay home with my boys, but it comes with some sacrifices. My FAVORITE photographer Kristin (click on her name to check out her site she is awesome!) has taken annual pictures of the boys, and they are some of my most prized possession! Even though I have bazillions of pictures of them there is something special about letting someone who knows what they are doing capture them at each stage of life. Anyway, even though Kristin is very reasonable it just wasn't in the budget. I tried to justify it believe me, but it wasn't happening. Most things like this are no big deal for me to sacrifice, but for some reason, that was a tough one. I mean they are only 3 and 1 for little while :). So, I persuaded my friend Shannon, who has a great camera (and knows how to use it), loves photography and takes great pictures, to take some pictures of the boys. It might seem silly, but this was such a HUGE blessing to me and just another example of the Lord's perfect provision. Shannon, I can not thank you enough for this gift!!!! I'm not posting this so that you'll ask Shannon to take your pictures for free :) but just to say THANK YOU for taking the time to take these and edit them! And of course to post some of her fabulous pictures of my favorite two cuties!!


8 comments:

shannonmichaelis said...

you're awesome! i'm just happy to do it - anytime for those easy smiling boys! seriously - count me in for next year's photo shoot as well. been taking notes all day about photoshop and how to make my future pictures even better. i lvoe my new passion!

Wendi Junod said...

these pictures are precious! love all those smiles. not a chance at my house!! i think you scored! loved your card...can't wait to get mine in the mail in the next few days!

Ashley Hall said...

OH Wow! Those are some great pics! Great job Shan and great job Stacey and Wyatt!! Cuties!!

jacy said...

I love them.... they are prcious :) such sweet boys

angie said...

Love me:) I do think those are AMAZING!! Such a great gift Shannon...:)

Kylie said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!

Sadly, I have a great camera that we saved up for and bought right when Hudson was born but I have no idea how to use it to make beautiful pictures like that!

That is such a fabulous gift!

Team Leslie said...

Those are beautiful pictures....the family one is precious. And what a neat thing to recognize & trust that God DOES provide....even on small budgets:)

Miranda said...

The pictures are precious. Shannon did such a good job.But Im sure with such cute faces it wasn't hard to get such great pictures in the first place.