Friday, July 15, 2011

precious photos



i recently got a comment on my facebook wall from an old friend, urging me to post some belly pics. she said that, "Girls care so much more about that - Ava will ask for sure . . ." i had never really thought about it that way, but it made sense. i haven't been asking josh to take nearly as many belly shots this pregnancy as i have in the past, so when my awesome friend jessica offered only a few days later to take some family pictures of us before ava arrived, i was ecstatic!



we met at a local park 2 evenings ago and had so much fun walking around and posing now and then while jessica snapped a ton of pictures. getting tristan to smile was like pulling teeth, and getting sam to sit still was almost as difficult, but when she emailed me the results of her hard work, i was in shock with how well they all turned out!


we've never had professional family photos taken before and, while jessica wouldn't call herself a professional, i would beg to differ.


i am so thankful to have these photos to treasure always and i'm sure that one day ava will be thrilled to look through them as well, knowing that her anticipated arrival was the reason they were taken.




8 comments:

Marcy said...

Heidi,
What a treat that you and your family can treasure for a lifetime! Jessica did such a beautiful job capturing all of you in the moment. So happy for you and can't wait to meet sweet Ava:) Love you all

kelly ens said...

i LOVE the umbrella pic - so cute :)

Miranda said...

I love your pictures! Its true, I think girls tend to ask to see those kinds of photos when they get bigger.

Amy@Sassy Scarlett said...

I love them!

Grandma J. said...

Adorable - those tiniest pair of girlie shoes will soon have little feet in them. Can Hardly wait to see you all (sooooon) and meet the newest grandgirl. XO

Jessica said...

You are such a beautiful mama & friend, I'm so happy that you're happy with the way the pictures turned out!

Danielle said...

I wanted to name Eowyn, Ava. Love it! Your family is gorgeous and I'm so happy for you all!

Naomi said...

Heidi, The pictures are lovely!! What a wonderful treat to have done. The one of you with the umbrella is my favorite, so cute. Can't wait to read about the news of little Ava's arrival. :)