Monday, September 30, 2013

motormouth studios family photo shoot.

At the last Portland Blogger meetup (Whoops, forgot to do a post on that one), we won a photo session with Macey from Motormouth Studios in an Instagram contest. We were so excited because we've only had one other professional photo shoot done, and it was almost a year ago, and I had been admiring Macey's photos and trying to figure out how to afford another family photoshoot! So if you follow me on Instagram and you liked our family picture, thank you!!

Macey captured this photo of Afton at the meetup and it's one of my favorite pictures of her, ever.

We met at our neighborhood coffee shop and then walked down to the little Montessori playground to let the girls run around and "get happy." They didn't ever become as cheery or smiley as I wished, but I also realized that they're two years old and do not bend to my whims. On another note, this article from Janet Lansbury really set my fears about not always having outwardly "happy" kids at ease. For the shoot, I had two requests: one of the girls' kissing, and one of them smiling. We had to work for it, but it happened!

These are a few favorites from our little shoot. One of my goals this fall will be to make a little photobook on Shutterfly or another photo site and order prints so we can finally put up our gallery wall of family pictures.

Macey is fantastic and I hope she continues to be our family photog! Check out her website to see some of her beautiful work.


  1. I so loved this session! Your girls are beyond adorable and I can't wait for the next opportunity to photograph y'all!


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