Yes, Wilder is now 14 months old, but we finally had our first part of 5 family photos taken a few weeks ago. Life was a little busy with the selling of our last home and moving into our new home this past January, so there just wasn’t time to do it all. However, when it came time for Chris to ask me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, I knew exactly what: new family photos with our newest addition. He agreed to it, and I reached out to my local Tuesdays Together chapter to seek out someone who would suit my style and was introduced to Rebecca of Becca’s Pics. Her use of light and outdoor spaces was just perfect for what I was going for. No longer living in the country, I wanted a setting that seemed more like a park than a farm, so we settled on a local venue that had beautiful stone bridges and steps and gravel paths and was everything I had in mind! You may have already noticed my new profile photo, but today I wanted to take the chance to share Rebecca’s work with you. (This post contains affiliate links).
I selected a color scheme of rust/brown and pink with a little gray because I knew I would be hanging these photos in our living room eventually and I wanted them to really jive with our space. I’ve shared my tips before on how to put together family photo outfits here. I find it’s always hardest to choose something that I love and feel good in, so I started by looking for something for myself and found this Universal Threads jumpsuit at Target. I LOVE how it feels and fits and the color was exactly what I wanted. It’s no longer available, but they do have some others right now like this light denim one I also bought myself (and it’s only $25!).
I wanted to add in a bit of pattern, and since my own outfit was solid, I knew it would be great to have Emmy in a pretty floral. I found this sweet little romper dress at Grace & Threads, and she loved it as well. It featured a touch of blush and rust and seemed just perfect. It also brought in the gray that the boys would be wearing as shorts.
My parents had given Wilder an adorable short sleeved pale pink shirt for his birthday which was perfect for him! Of course, in my opinion, we could have put him in just a diaper and he’d have been the cutest.
Side note: We kept Wilder happy by feeding him pretzels which I kept in my pocket and letting him play with rocks and sticks. This shoot was around his dinner and bedtime, so we did what we had to!
I had really wanted Chris to wear a pink and white pin stripe shirt, but I could not find one in his size anywhere. I found him a solid pink shirt and had to be OK with the fact that he and Wilder would be twinning. I’m not one for matching exactly, but I think these two pulled it off. 😉
As for Sawyer, I gave him the option of wearing a pink and white gingham shirt, or a pink tie and he opted for the tie. I actually found an awesome floral tie on Amazon for him, but it was too big, so I went with pink dotted and paired it with a white button down. I want to add here that Rebecca did such an amazing job of capturing Sawyer’s personality. He’s not comfortable in front of the camera, but she nailed it with him!
This one makes me laugh, but it is so very Sawyer.
Rebecca also did a beautiful job of really capturing our familial relationships. Of course, the photos of the kids together melt me.
Wilder idolizes his older siblings and I think it’s pretty evident here.
She also got some great shots of me and Chris trying our best not to look awkward.
You might recognize this one as I used it as my profile photo. I was laughing because I totally tripped on a rock while walking… Did I mention I was awkward?
I couldn’t be happier with all of the incredible photos that Rebecca took and I can’t wait to get them on my walls!
The hardest part will be choosing which ones to frame. Thank you so much to Rebecca for making my Mother’s Day wishes come true with these photos! If you are in the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area, I highly recommend her. We’ve already got another creative shoot with her coming up this fall!