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Jess and I are super excited to share today’s post! Back in the fall, we had a fun double photo shoot with both of our families.  Choosing a photographer is a big decision. It’s an investment and you want to be sure that whoever is taking the pictures will really capture your family as they truly are.
This is where Stacy comes in .  I might have broken some laws, but I used my snipping tool to steal her picture from her website! Stacy is crazy talented, I’m a snooper and so I kept looking at her pictures SOOC (straight out of the camera) and they looked amazing.  I’m jealous of her skills, but thankfully have her around to take pictures of my family!


Stacy is super laid back, which is a must for someone with kids.  Her fun approach to a session made it really enjoyable and not like my JCPenney torture experiences of the past.  My kids played in the leaves, ran around the park, climbed fences, and lived life just as we would on any old day (although dressed in semi-coordinating outfits-ha!)
Now for a peek at her incredible work with one of the cutest families I know.
The Jackson Family…
Since I’m writing this post, I get to add comments, in where I want, so I have to tell you a funny story.  See the picture on the left?  Jess used one really similar to it for her Christmas card… well, about half the world, saw the “waiting room” and thought she was prego! HA! I was loving it.  They were really at a train station, but apparently “waiting room” is code for “we’re announcing we’re pregnant!”
Miss Campbell has the most amazing eyes ever.
Charlie or Charlie-man as we always call him is beyond adorable.
cute couple alert!
The Mangin Clan…
Apparently a family of 6 is a clan in my mind… Eric and I had never had family pictures taken. Can you believe that?  10 years and this was our first full family session.
 Boys vs. Girls
 I totally snagged this idea from my blogger pal Beth.  It could be one of my favorite pics ever!
E and I aren’t touchy feely people, so this pic is just perfect!
 I’m a sucker for a good shoe pic.  I’m thinking this is going to be blown up very, very large and put in my bedroom.  I have to tell you that Kira (far left) calls those shoes her “Pumped up Kicks” My kids make me laugh.
Thank you Stacy for this picture.  It’s worth so much more than I can explain!
Of course we had to have some blogger pics… Did we mention we’re total dorks?  And how did I end up on the bottom!
 Jess and I never had pictures of us together before this blog came along.  I’m so glad we do now.
I’m now a huge believer in family pictures and I will be calling Stacy this summer for another session! If you want someone that’s talented, great with your family, and reasonably priced Stacy is your girl!
Go check out her website and then contact her to get some pics done!
Make sure you let her know we sent you, then she’ll know to take extra good care of you!
Have an awesome weekend!

The comments +

  1. Beth@A to Z says:

    So cute and it looks like your fam had a great time at the shoot which is how it should be!

  2. Mercedes says:

    Great pictures!! I love the one were you guys are kissing… so much fun!!

  3. Danielle says:

    those are just gorgeous !! I love the family shot, too – covering the eyes. looks like the every day at my house lol – very cute for both families .. thanks for sharing

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