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First Family Photos

September 7, 2017

I’m so excited to share our first family photos with y’all! We took these photos at the beginning of August at the golf course in our neighborhood here in Chattanooga. Our good friend and lovely photographer, Sara Bulkley of Sara Kristen Photography, took our pictures. I love how they turned out!

We decided not to have professional newborn pictures taken when Audrey was born, although I took some with my own camera and have yet to post them. Oops! I wanted to wait until she was a bit older to have professional pictures taken, so we got them around her 6-month-old mark and I’m so glad we did! Her face cracks me up in some of these pictures. We took these around 7:30 p.m., which isn’t really her smiliest time of day. Good thing Dan is good at getting Audrey to laugh.

Planning the styling for the photo shoot was a bit of a challenge for me. First of all, it was August in Tennessee, so it was hot, humid and lots of bugs were flying around. Secondly, I wanted the photos to be timeless so I went with a simple color scheme of white and blue with pink accents for me and Audrey.

We had a little bit of stormy weather to contend with. The evening was pretty cloudy and the storm was rolling in as we were wrapping up. Notice my total frizz hair. Oh well, what ‘cha gonna do?! 😉

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.comHeather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

Heather Astleford | First Family Photos | www.sunflowermagnolia.com

I really love our first family photos. I can’t wait to get some prints and frame these for our new house. And a big shout out to our photographer Sara who was so patient with us, good with Audrey and wasn’t afraid to get in the grass (with the Tennessee summer bugs) to get the shot. 😉 If you’re in the Chattanooga area, check her out!

What I’m Wearing

Blouse: Loft (summer), alternative here | Jeans: Loft | Necklace (old): J.Crew, alternative here | Booties: DSW

Joie de vivre and family love,

Heather

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2 Comments

  • Reply Tam September 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I LOVE these!!!

  • Reply Newborn Photos | Sunflower Magnolia October 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

    […] these are nowhere near professional quality, but that’s ok. That’s why we took these family photos when Audrey was 6 months […]

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