Thursday, October 14, 2010

The other weekend we went to a local park to meet up with our photographer Keren Fenton who always does a fabulous job taking pictures of our family. Yesterday my CD of pictures arrived in the mail. I was a little nervous to take a look at the results from our session, because Jillian was quite the pill. In fact, this picture highlights her attitude for the better part of the hour:

Please note I'm wearing my "grin and bear it" expression.

I love that Keren included that photo for me. She my know of my love for pictures of my eldest daughter crying.

However her talent never ceases to amaze me, and she captured some downright beautiful shots. I love the girls bright hand knit sweaters and big blue eyes in combination with the warm fall colors. And even if Jillian can't be caught with a smile on her face, her sister wins photogenic baby of the year.

And yes, I knit the sweaters myself! I made them last winter/spring. I posted about Jillian's here but never wrote about Hayden's sweater. They are the Helena pattern from Knitty and they were such fun to knit up. I used Duets yarn, dyed by my friend Angi. I made one for each girl with hopes that they would fit in the fall, and luckily it worked out! I was worried that Hayden's would be too big, but then she turned out to be a big girl! You can find them here and here on Ravelry.


BigP's Heather said...

love the photos - they are so beautiful whether they are smiling or not!!

I had never heard of Ravelry - I signed up!

Kelly said...

OK love the 1st pic:) The sweaters you made are AWESOME!!!!

s.e. said...

Beautiful. I feel like I love them and I don't even know them.

So heart warming to see your family photos.

Jamie said...

You are right - the combination of the girls eyes, their sweaters and the fall colors are absolutely striking. The sweaters are amazing!!

We just had Skeeter's one year pictures taken. I was pretty impressed for how well he did, but after 45 minutes he was DONE. The photographer offered to do a few more shots but I told her that would just be a waste of everyone's time.

Jennifer said...

Your daughters are gorgeous!! Beautiful family.

Jennifer said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your family photos - and the girlies are just beautiful. Those sweaters are a huge hit - they are beautiful, great job making are talented!

KandiB said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!

Your pics are beautiful! Wonderful colors. And those sweaters! I'm so jealous. I've tried to learn to knit about a million times and always forget how to do it right after the lesson. I've tried books and videos, too, but nothing seems to work. Sigh.

Your daughters are just way, way, too cute. Just adorable.