A few weeks ago, my beautifully talented friend Emily of Willa J. Photography took our family’s pictures. And, I treasure them! Upon receiving my disc in the mail, I quickly popped it in the computer to look through them all. Then I showed them all to my girls. Then, I showed them all to my husband. And we went through them again and again.
It would have been easy to stop there. Life gets busy, earthquakes hit, hurricanes come stormin’. It’s tough getting those images printed. But I did it quickly because I knew that putting off the project would would make it more and more difficult to complete. So, after a few days of letting the images soak in, I picked some favorites. I made a book and printed a variety of photos in different sizes at mpix.com. I love books because we can keep it on the bookshelf, the coffee table, and look through them from time to time. The prints go right up on the wall for us to enjoy. (Note: Your children love seeing photos of themselves! Hang those bad boys up…it makes your kiddos proud.)
I dragged the girls to IKEA–I love their inexpensive frames and accessories and their sweet rolls at the check-out line. Hello, bribe! I wanted to hang the photos in my hallway where I already had a couple of others hanging. I measured, but not too carefully, and started pounding the nails.
Here’s the outcome. My family, taken by Emily of Willa J. Photography.
And here are some pictures of my new hallway. I love it.
When you get your images, print them. Hang them. Enjoy them! Don’t let them stay on a disc or online. Get them in your hands, then up on your walls.
One more note, we did this photo session for our 6th wedding anniversary because it had been 6 years since we had our pictures taken together. I’m so glad that we got some of just the 2 of us. When your thinking of getting images of your children, don’t forget yourself too. Your worth it, and your children will thank you!