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New dresses for family photo shoot!

February 20, 2014

We do a professional family photo shoot each year in between O & V’s birthdays – which are in August and September.  So early September I book our session, and for the last 2 years I have booked with the sweet and talented Kristin Harris Photography.  She is a local Seattle area photographer who I found through a friend.  She has reasonable rates and gives you a cd of the pictures – which is a must for me, because I just can’t leave any pictures on the table, seriously – don’t make me choose ONE picture out of all the amazing pictures of my kid, just NO!

Okay sorry, back to the real reason for this post.  I made dresses for Me and Miss O!  Yeah I made something for ME!!

IMG_0155 I made dresses for me and O to match my husband’s childhood sailor suit that V was going to wear for the pictures, since you know we  have to coordinate! Since we have had the sailor suit since before V was born, we were just waiting for it to fit him to take pictures.  While waiting I found the cutest dress kit from The Cottage Mama that I knew would be perfect to go with the sailor suit.  I bought the kit over a year prior to the pictures and finally sewed it up in time for our 2013 pictures in September.

IMG_0145 The dress turned out very cute and the adorable fabric, SarahJane Out to Sea fabric totally goes with the sailor vibe.
IMG_0260 I adore this picture of the two of them walking hand in hand with the lighthouse behind them.  Awesome!

We found a navy shirt for my husband but I really didn’t have anything to match the family.  I had been wanting to try the Washi dress pattern by Made by Rae.  I found a simple navy with white polka dot fabric and decided to try it out.  It was a pretty easy pattern and it turned about pretty cute.  Plus the dress is super comfortable!

IMG_0304 Our photo shoot with Kristin Harris Photography was down at Discovery Park in Seattle on the water.  It was a gorgeous day and the beach and the lighthouse made our photos amazing!  This is probably the first professional picture of just my husband and I since our wedding!

IMG_0282 The girls in our new dresses! O was showing me a shell or something she picked up off the beach. The girl can’t keep her fingers out of dirt/mud/sand, whatever!

Since I loved my dress so much, I did make myself a Washi tunic for Christmas.  It’s a great pattern.  I guess I better start thinking about outfits for this year’s pics!

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