Our 2018 family portrait maaay have been done in January 2019. I told you last year it was getting pushed further and further. We had a pretty good reason this time around. I was about ready to pop! After 8 months of misery, I was actually feeling really good towards the end. What better excuse does one need to catch up on much needed portraits! Our 2019 family portrait will look very different!
It’s a tradition in the Petry-Jewell home to do a family portrait once a year. I used to make a point of doing them in February, but it seems to keep getting pushed later and later — we did our family portrait this year (above) in the last week of December!
It can be hard to wrangle two people and two pets, especially when natural light is at a premium in the winter months. The above pictures are full of little changes I don’t think about until looking at them in the context of our previous yearly pics (below). Check out the new couch, and a completely different backdrop! Still wish I’d remembered to move that fan…
Since adopting our pup, Lola, three years ago, My husband and I have made a tradition out of the yearly family portrait (pets included). Every year we wrestle the animals onto the couch (new couch this year) and I pull out my trusty remote shutter release to make some memories.
I think it’s so important to document our little family. I love looking back, and you can bet this portrait gets a full page spread in our yearly photo album.
This year we waited a little longer then usual (the previous portraits were taken in February!) but I’m so glad we sat down and finally got it done. I think it’s our best portrait yet. I still can’t believe we got both Tommy (our cat) and Lola to look at the camera.
I was so happy with the results, a few days later I forced all of my cousins onto the couch to take another! Happy Thanksgiving!