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Family Photo Shoot

Nov 22, 2011

I have to give my girl Julia props for the gorgeous pictures I just got in the mail. You may know Julia from her blog Pawleys Island Posh, which is always filled with beautiful eye candy from home decor to photography. But she also has started her own photography company called Julia Ryan Photography.

We did a quick photo shoot downtown a couple of weeks ago and she was amazing. Girl knows what she is doing! She was so good with Sterling and always knew the perfect spot for us stand or sit. If you need family pictures done or really any pictures you must call Julia (she lives in Richmond but lucky for y’all she travels too). Check out her blog to see some of the other amazing pictures she has snapped. I am lucky enough to count her as a friend in real life too so it was fun to hang out while we were doing the photo shoot.

Here are a few of my favorites. I am still undecided which picture will make the final cut for our Christmas cards- if you have a favorite let me know! I will show the final reveal before Christmas:)

**Don’t mind the box of raisins in most of the pictures, we had to bribe Sterling to cooperate- you know how kids are! So whatever works you do and it was raisins that got this little man to calm down:)**

Julia posted a few of these pictures on her blog last week and several people asked her about my blouse. So if you are curious it is the Marc Jacobs Michaela Silk Blouse. I bought mine at Neiman Marcus awhile back but they have it online at SHOPBOP Here



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  1. Jill says:

    They are all great, but my favorite is the one where you are sitting on your front porch. We are getting family pictures on Sat I hope mine turn out as fabulous as yours!!

    happy thanksgiving

  2. Such cute pictures! My favorite is the one with Matt holding Sterling and y'all are in front of the crosswalk. I like how the background isn't quite focused – it gives a softer appearance. Love the blouse too!!

  3. Julia is amazing!! I adore her!! I love the one with the brick in the background.. eeeek but they are all so adorable tough choice!!

  4. Love your gree top – so festive and gorgeous for this time of year. And could your family be any cuter? Seriously darling pictures!

  5. Julia + Mason gorgeousness _ perfection. Love these pics so much. I think for the card I like either the 3 of you in the crosswalk or Sterling by himself in front of red door.

  6. They are all amazing, but the one on the front stoop at the last one are my favorite!!!

  7. designchic says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous…I couldn't pick a favorite!!

  8. Aw, these are all amazing! I love the one of S trying to open the door. Also love the one of y'all by the crosswalk. Don't know how you could decide on a favorite though!

  9. My favorite is the 2nd one!! And the one of you and Sterling alone. šŸ™‚

  10. Gorgeous pictures! Your family is beautiful! I like the one where you hub is holding S. I like the brick background also.

  11. Such cute photos!! I love all of then…super hard to pick my favorite!

  12. Val says:

    Be still my heart!!! Such great photos.

  13. Oh, they are all so darling! You are right, Julia is a talented gal! And I adore that blouse…I might have to add that to my christmas demands, er, list…(c:

  14. all gorgeous photos! I love your outfit!

  15. I like 9 if you're doing a family picture, 8 if you're doing one of just Sterling. I love the red door and how it screams "I'm a boy!" I just love it.

  16. Oh, such lovely photos! Your fam is sooo cute šŸ™‚ Your little one is just a cutie, love!!
    Nancy xo

  17. Bud and Leo says:

    Gorgeous family! She did such a great job, but she had pretty good models. šŸ™‚ Definitely loving your blouse. Great color on you!


  18. What a beautiful family!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. SADBBLOG says:

    beautiful photos!!! Too many great shots to pick just one fav!

  20. looooove this top! gorgeous!