28 September 2011

one afternoon...

it was time for her to take pictures of the girlies three again. this time, she convinced me to smile for a few, too.




all she had to say was "the girlies will want pictures of you when they grow up..."

gulp. you know what that means.

anyway. here are a few.

grae's one year younger than lillie-kate, but a whole lot taller. do not mention this to lillie, please.







you know how i always talk about lillie's chandelier smile? here it is.









we kind of lost it there at the end, yes?

if you've never had professional photos taken of your family, i'd hella recommend it. you know me. i hate hate hate having my picture taken. hate. plus an extra hate. but beyond the obvious - that there should be some sort of record of you sharing some moments with your babes - hiring someone to meet you at a park or a museum or a nursery in full bloom {as we did} is a really fun experience.

bonus points if you can get amie to be your photographer. after every few shots, she'd review the photos and gasp. like, gleefully. like, she'd gotten us. i think she totally did. even though i hate photos of myself. did i mention that already? xo

34 comments:

Mary said...

They are gorgeous! Well done. I've never had a photographer take pictures of us, and it's something I definitely want to do.

Sherry said...

Stunning...every detail is perfect--the jewelry, the fingernail colors...but mostly the love and the smiles. You will cherish these forever! No doubt the girls will be hanging these in their homes someday. We get ours done next weekend...doing something totally different this year and I'm kinda giddy about it.

Pour Porter said...

So, so sweet. Best family portraits I've seen yet :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Karey!
You and your girlies look beautiful! Nice pictures!

Zil
From Singapore

raleigh-elizabeth {i was bunnyvictorious! now i'm a duttweiler.} said...

i have not even read a word you said because i am too busy being blown away by how gorge these all are. i love photos that show character, happiness, and real love, and these are all of them. (i like the character part especially. breeding cool people is such an undervalued american activity.)

lots of love from nyc where we are beginning to abandon all hope on ever reviving bunnyvictorious (sad faces) xox bunny + bill

Kate said...

All four of you look gorgeous! These photos are so cool, you can tell that you guys are having a ball. Love it!

littlebittyhouse said...

you and those girlies three...gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. you + uncle sugar = beautiful babies.

Carlyree said...

beautiful!!!! And I so know what you mean about getting pics taken... but I'm always happy after I've done it!

Laurie said...

All of you are beautiful, even moreso all together.

Jamie said...

in love. you. your girlies. absolutely beautiful. and esme. oh my word. how can you ever say no to that girlie. i want to eat her up.

erica lorraine scheidt said...

oh! gasp and swoon.

Kelly and Kelly said...

I can see where she gets her chandelier smile...


love, love these. so beautiful, all of you & they are full of the love you feel for each other.

Richie Designs said...

OMGosh so cute I'm speachless

blu said...

so beautiful. now pictures to go with the all stories!

Emily said...

Only gorgeous! And coming from a girl whose mom WILL NOT get in photos, they will care and these will be so special to them!

Ana Degenaar said...

You all look absolutely stunning!

babs said...

Absolutely Gorgeous...they definitely catch you and your girlies essence!!! Miss you!!

barbie said...

Fyi...just changed "babs" to barbie...my real name...babs is from the past and decided to LOSE!!:)

laura mj said...

You look like Princess Di in the photo 3rd from the bottom :)

suann | simplesong said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! this makes me happy : ).

krista said...

i don't know why these pictures made me cry.
maybe it's the chandelier. maybe it's the sparkling wrists on all of you.
maybe it's the capture of that moment of you ladies, the moment that you'll always have to go back to when you need it.
maybe it's the fact that i'm postpartum and i am a food source.
hard to tell.

hey, where's uncle sugar in these pics? surrounded by his beauties?

(and you should have your picture taken all the damn time. just sayin.)

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

AWESOME!! love the nail polish. and look at you hot stuff!!!! one day. fingers and toes crossed I can have photos with my girlies three. xx

becca b said...

I was just talking the other day about how there are some bloggers I follow that I don't know what they look like. I'm so glad you posted this so I can picture someone talking while I'm reading your posts! The pictures are GORG. Great job!

melissa loves said...

Gah! Gah! I love it, I love it, I love it! I love you 4, I love you 4, I love you 4! You ALL have chandelier smiles and I adore all 4 of you! Oh, and did I mention I wish you lived right next door? Well, I do. so there.
xoxo
Melis

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

These are so wonderful!! I am so bad about having pictures made of all of us, and I'm seriously going to regret it one day if I don't get on it. Thanks for the inspiration...your girls are so beautiful and smart (of course I can tell!).

ZDub said...

These brought tears to my eyes, what a gorgeous bunch of ladies!

supreme courtney said...

I love them all. I love the last one like crazy! Gorgeous! Did you know I'm totally a grae? Love that.

Robin said...

Wow! All 4 of you are Stunning. Absolutely lovely photos. A great photograph is a wonderful gift to your future self - I know you and your three will cherish these for a long time.
You have inspired me to find someone here in Denver...the only professional photographer I know and love is in Cali and while it is a good excise for a vacay, we have not made it happen yet. And my Micah is three. Three! I cannot believe it.
But three must sound tiny in the Makin household...three is half your Esme. (Happy belated birthday to your girls!)

bink and boo said...

These photos are beautiful and fresh! I love how natural you all look in front of the camera. What wonderful treasures to have of you and your beautiful girls.

Estelle said...

Wow, what a burst of sunshine for my Monday morning. Thanks for sharing your beautiful girls with the world.

Fern and Feather said...

are you kidding me.... most precious photos ever. your daughters will treasure these for there entire lives. lucky girls!! pretty mommy. oxo

teresamcfayden said...

Love the photos....so adorable. What treasures! And you are gorgeous!

Jordan said...

You look like Princess Di.

Apt. #34 said...

scrolling your blog makes me miss you and we only spent 72 hours in the same place. I hope I'll have the pleasure of spending more time at some point - your spirit seriously brightens this universe. And my day. For that I owe you big time. xo