our wedding/engagement. Nor had we done
a legit Christmas card since the year we got married, which was when we used one
of our wedding photos in the card & wished our friends a very “Merried”
like something you did when you had this big family with lots of smiling kids
filling up the space in the photo. Last year (when we took a year off from the
Christmas card game) we ended up receiving so many beautiful cards from family
& friends, many which didn’t even have kids. We strung up all of the pretty cards on a
banner so we could see those special friend’s & family’s faces all season
felt almost ridiculous not to jump on the family photo holiday card bandwagon.
front of the camera and have some updated photos for us to frame around the
coming HTX photographer, and shot these photos about an hour north of Houston at
William Goodrich Jones State Park.
nervous because we had not done anything like this together since our engagement
what to do how to pose etc. Patrick & I brought a wrapped present as a “prop”
& weren’t exactly sure what to do with it.
that was our idea. Maddy just went with it like a pro. (Naturally, these particular
ones (as funny/cute as they may be) did not end on the card.)
have this stage in our marriage/relationship captured. Because when we look back at our engagement
photos, I feel like we’re looking at children! We were 23/24 when we took them
and we’re now 27/28 (okay I’m actually 26 … but I turn 27 in TWO weeks … who’s
across the country, started 5 new jobs (if you count both of us), adopted
another golden retriever, celebrated countless special occasions, hiked a
mountain (or two) and have been each other’s “rock” during the hard times.
I love having these special photos of us to
give each other a reminder, when we look at them, how wonderful our love is! I’m
sorry if this is overly cheesy but I’m just that type of person who loves to
have photos all around reminding me of wonderful memories & special things
that I am oh-so grateful for.
If so, hi!! 😛
about fashion for moment. (or two)
and wife are in front of the pine trees wearing plaid, right? If they are realllly
into Pinterest then they probably have some sort of fair isle sweater or
battery powered string light included.
Not that that’s bad, it’s totally adorable. We almost did something like
this ourselves to be honest.
to work together on a style feature, I couldn’t resist the idea of holiday
photos in the woods, with us decked out in our fancy finery.
A few of my favs:
Patrick opted for black denim, a dress shirt & a
tie. He almost always shops for himself,
but every once in a while I’ll surprise him with something out of the blue. I
love getting him clothes from Bonobos! It’s like … a more updated/laid back
J.Crew … if that makes sense? But if I could buy him every.single.shirt from
this place, I would!
session, here is what we ultimately ended up choosing for our Christmas cards.
come in such lovely thick paper too! I literally just dropped these in the mail
this morning, so hopefully they all make it to their destinations in time for
If you’re a bit last minute, like myself, there’s always the option of sending
out Happy New Year’s cards as opposed to Christmas cards. Minted has a few New Year’s cards designs too
that absolutely adorable! You can use the code “WINTER15” to get 15% off too!
do anything fun or different to make them unique? It’s always fun to see the
individual twists each of our friends & families put on their holiday cards
each year. When the season ends, I
usually put them in a little box, tucked away to stumble upon years down the
road. I have a hard time throwing things
like that away! 😉