When I made the decision to make the move to Patheos, I knew it was time to spruce things up around here. That meant having a banner with a higher quality photo than Chris’ iPhone pic circa 2008. A friend recommended a local photographer and I had an actual photo shoot. (I don’t think I’ve been in a photo by myself since I was pregnant with August. Why are moms always holding something/someone during pictures? What was I supposed to do with my hands?!)
Erin from Erin Molloy Photography was lovely. And talented. And super fun. This is what she did:
We had such a great time together. Erin was fast and she knew how to get great shots without taking ten gazillion of the same picture. She was encouraging despite my awkwardness and made me feel totally comfortable. Plus, she picked an amazing location (woods, tall grass and city scape in one park!) The photos were so wonderful, that I asked Erin if she would take pictures of my family. And then I demanded (okay, asked nicely) that she take them in a field of bluebonnets. I’m still stunned by their loveliness.
This is what my life looks like on a daily basis. Minus the beautiful flowers. It also, gratefully, looks like this.
She was great with the kids and able to catch us interacting so that it didn’t feel forced. Plus, she had grace for this mama who was ten minutes late and still slicking down finicky boy hair when we got to the photo shoot. I’m so grateful to Erin for her skill, generosity, and creativity! She is a such a find. (Please visit her website, follow her on Twitter, Like her on Facebook, and send all your Austin-types her way.)
We’re still ironing out details for the move, so I’ll keep you posted. Until then, happy Monday, friends!