i was the very lucky winner of a gift certificate toward Modern Frill Photography. I have been oogling her (Christina Vejar's) work on the walls of my girlfriends and her website and was so excited to have a dern good excuse to book her! She was so sweet to work with, but if you want a chance too you are going to have to wait a bit because she also happens to be 6 months pregnant with TWINS! So maybe keep her in mind for next year's Christmas cards or family photo shoot :)
To be honest, i had been apprehensive on taking professional pictures of my kids or us as a family for some reason...i guess i know/feel/hope our family is not complete and feel like it would be jumping the gun or something. but after seeing so many beautiful and precious professional family photographs, which capture a moment in time it made me realize that it is more about documenting and capturing the journey than a super shot of the "all encompassing Barnes family" which is more daunting really.
i loved the process - it is so nice to work with a photographer who is so laid back and more about capturing the spirit than worried that your 4 year old is now running away or knee deep in mud or that now you have to nurse your baby because he has had enough- she just rolls with it...we had just had pictures done in a studio (more on that later) and it was such a HORRIFIC process - it was so nice to go to a park and do what we do and have fun doing it! i loved the way all the pictures turned out and wished i could hang them all up on my walls...without being completely narcissistic...here are a few shots - check out more on her blog...
(all photos are copyright of Modern Frill Photography and taken by Christina Vejar)