Sep 6, 2012

Watts's Maternity Pictures

When I was pregnant with the girls we took maternity family portraits (see Cille's here; apparently I never posted Stella's), so I felt that we must be "fair and balanced" and do the same thing for Watts.  On a warm Sunday morning in July we set out for New Orleans to meet a wonderful friend who just happens to be our favorite photographer and her trusty assistant to take pictures on the streetcar.  Why the streetcar? Well, long time readers of the blog may remember that our original blog title was "A Streetcar Named Stella."  Each year we have taken Stella's picture riding the streetcar.  This year we had a lot going on, so we were late taking Stella's streetcar picture, and thought this would kill the proverbial two birds with one stone.  Also, Missy found these precious streetcar smocked dresses for the girls, so it just kind of all fell together.  

When taking family portraits, the sun is often an enemy...
Did I mention that in order to color coordinate with the girls' dresses I ended up having to look like the big yellow submarine?  I am also sporting multiple chins in this shot, but the girls were having fun, so oh, well...

Cille loved to kiss "Yachts," as she calls her brother...
So did Stella...
I love this picture with my mini-me...
Cille was telling Dara, "No! No! No!" because Dara was using a bear to make her smile.  In other news, check out the sun damage on my skin!  It reminds me of that magazine cover of Brad Pitt.  It also reminds me to use sunscreen...

Miss Independent...


If there is one picture from the whole photo shoot that really captures the essence of our family at this stage of life, it is this last one.  Damon and I both laughed out loud when we saw it.  I like to call it "Barely Controlled Chaos"...
A big thanks to Dara and Matt for once again making taking family portraits a stress-free event that our family can look back on as a wonderful memory!  We love y'all!

1 comment :

Sarah said...

I love the last picture! I also see the streetcar construction worked in your favor.