Burt Family in 2013 | Family Photographer, Pulaski, NY

Monday, August 26, 2013

I took the weekend off from photography and forced myself to take and edit my own family session. Now that I'm a photographer, I never pull out my camera for personal reasons. If it wasn't for cell phones I would never have pictures of my children!

My good friend Lauren, from Lauren Photography and Design, helped me with this session. She took the photos and I edited them, not because I don't trust her editing style, but partly because I'm a control freak and partly because I didn't want to give her more work when she was already doing me a favor. 

My girls have a birthday a day apart, so I figured family photos right around their birthday would be perfect! Jovie just turned three today, and Colie will be one tomorrow! I can't believe it's already been a year since these photos, when Colie was just born! 

For my shoot inspiration, I found a boho flag on Pinterest that was 100's of dollars, and decided I would make it myself and then use it as a backdrop. It came out better than I imagined and looked so perfect with these photos! The weather was great and my family actually cooperated which was a huge surprise. Even my husband cooperated, for the most part haha. Let's just say we are not a romantic couple and trying to pose ourselves was so much harder than when I pose other people. Luckily we got a few good shots out of it!  

And of course, my fabulous sister, owner and stylist of Backwoods Beauty Salon, did my hair and makeup! What a treat to get pampered for a photoshoot! I highly recommend it for anyone getting family photos done!

My Family
Manasseh, Jess, Jovie & Colie
August 2013

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