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!!
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.
The dress turned out very cute and the adorable fabric, SarahJane Out to Sea fabric totally goes with the sailor vibe.
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!
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!
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!