12.15.2014

Meeting Santa and Family Photos

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours was good but went by way too fast, as always. I still can't believe Christmas is only 10 days away!

On Friday my mom and I took the boys to see Santa.   I wasn't sure how Miller was going to act because up until just a few weeks ago he hasn't had much stranger anxiety.  He was very excited and loved seeing all the little kids until it was our turn. Once he realized it was his turn to sit on the big man's lap he lost it.  He was crying much harder than the photo below but I told him if he just sat one more minute and tried to smile he could have a cookie. He pulled it together a little better after that. I felt sort of bad but it was sort of hysterical too.



As I mentioned last week we had family photos taken the first week of December.  I decided to do these very last minute after Matthew was born because I had no idea what to do about a Christmas card and I wanted some individuals of him as a newborn.  We used Lauren Gaynor Photography and I'm so happy with her work. Her prices were so reasonable and she had the proofs to me later that night since she knew I wanted to use them for Christmas cards! Since Matthew was a newborn and temperatures were freezing we decided to do the photos inside our house.  Getting a 17 month old to sit still for a photo is pretty much impossible but I think Lauren did a great job and I love all the shots!












Hope everyone has a great week!

17 comments :

  1. Those pictures are great! Perfect for Christmas cards!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The pictures came out so great!! Miller is so stinking cute and he looks so grown up all of a sudden! Who doesn't appreciate a good old fashioned crying Santa pic!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Natalie, these pictures are gorgeous!! I love the way she was able to capture you guys with the beautiful bokah of the tree behind you! Can't wait to see your Christmas card! We couldn't even get Brody in Santas lap because he was holding on so tight to Matt. We took a family photo with him but I'm determined to take him back to santa and get one alone even if he is screaming his head off!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Aw I love all of the photos, you look gorgeous by the way! Taking them inside with your tree was such a good idea. Love the outfits on Matthew and Miller for their Santa photo!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love Millers half smile half cry with Santa! Too funny!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Poor Miller haha! I think that's a typical reaction to Santa at that age! Your family photos are so wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. These pictures are amazing! That golden sleigh is really beautiful. I love doing pictures in our home, so much less stress!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great photos! Hunter hated Santa last year right before he turned two but loved him this year! Hopefully he will do better next year.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your pictures turned out great! Miller looks such like a little man! Has Layla gotten bigger? She doesnt look as small as she used to!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awww- glad to see Santa was an ordeal for y'all too! I don't think I've ever seen Andrew so upset before that interaction! Too funny! Great holiday pics- Matthew sure behaved himself!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful photos!!! You're looking fab mama! Lily is very adamant about Santa not visiting her house so I've been putting off the Santa visit this year with great sadness.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love love love your family pictures, you look absolutely amazing! Miler is getting so big and looks so cute with Santa! Hope you all have a great week! xoxo Emily

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your comments make my day. If you have a question feel free to email me at eastcoastnat@gmail.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Design by Get Polished | Copyright East Coast Chic 2017