Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Pics

Smocked jon jons, peter pan collars & knee socks... Oh My!

 Last year, the boys had their pics taken with a live bunny at school-- but I dreamed of having "real" Easter portraits done. I felt like Jack was too little last year, so we put it off... and I didn't think about it again, until our photographer emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that she was doing some Easter mini sessions with chicks, bunnies and a lamb and wanted to know if I was interested. Ummm, yeah!

The boys are at an age where they won't really pose-- but they were so sweet and cute with the animals & I'm SO glad we did this session. These are some of the shots I took-- I can't wait to see what Lauren got!!


It's rare that the boys get super dressed up, but when they do, I melt into a big old puddle of southern mommy.

Last year, we bought these sweet matching baby blue gingham jon jons with smocked bunnies (complete with pom pom tails!) and the boys wore them for Easter. I'm pretty good about buying outfits after the holidays (for 50%+ off!) and putting them up for the next year-- but for some reason, last year I didn't. 

Not wanting to spend a ton of money on new outfits, I crossed my fingers and tried these on the boys last week. Miraculously, they fit even better now than they did last year! You'll laugh-- at 16 months old, Jack is rocking a 3m size jon jon and Liam, at almost 2 1/2, fits perfectly into his 18m size! It can be tough for me to fit them sometimes, but (short) jon jons work so well for us, because there's no waist and I don't have to worry about the length.

I need to find a new pair of shoes for Liam (poor kid squeezed into a pair two sizes too small for these pics), but other than that, we're ready for Easter!


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    1. He had them on at the beginning of the session, but pulled them off while he was playing with the animals. I let her take some shots without them, then we put them back on him at the end! (You can see them on him in the 3rd shot here.)

  2. L's little glasses make me melt. I wish I had an on-call photographer who staged photo shoots with a real live lamb. You Southern girls, sheesh :)

    I picked up a red overall for Christmas next year for Smudgie during the recent sales. It's so hard having such a little dude, though. I bought a 2T but I seriously doubt it's going to fit him. The think looks huge! Maybe it will work the following year.

    I just picked his Easter button down and sweater vest up on zulilly, which he'll wear with a pair of pants he's been sporting all winter. Shoes though. That's going to be a problem...

    1. You can't go wrong with Willits saddle shoes. :) Great deals on ebay!

  3. OH MY GAH! These are sooo great! I particularly love the lamb. If only EK wasn't afraid of animals. She loves them from afar but would completely freak out if they were anywhere near her. :/

  4. OMG. These are the most beautiful photos (and children... and outfits...) ever. You are adorable!

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  6. Oops. I accidentally deleted my comment. Sigh. Just said the pics were the most precious I've ever seen! Great photographer too!

  7. Adorable pictures!! They turned out great!

  8. LOVE these so much. Your boys are so adorable! And you are so right, Emerson is also at the age where posing just isn't going to happen... that said I hope our Easter portraits came out as cute as these!