Friday, May 16, 2008

Portraits

I finally got Evan and Ella Grace's portraits! It's the best Mother's Day gift EVER. I just love them. It took us a while to decide where to put them. Derek got them hung for me, and I can't take my eyes off of them.



I love these collages. I couldn't pass up putting pictures in these that are "so" my children. The pout on Ella's face in the first picture is an expression we see A LOT, and the shot of Evan's sneakers and the last picture on the right are just my sweet boy. That's what I love about Christy, the photographer. She somehow is able to "get" my kids. (They are kind of blurry...Since they are already framed, the flash on the glass made them difficult to see.)


We have had a lot of pictures taken of Evan and EG in the last six years, but they are not framed or hung. So, Derek is on a mission (or has put me on a mission) to get them all framed. This one is first on my list. Christy also did this one of Ella Grace. We had these pictures taken when Ella was two weeks old, and the day before Derek left to go back to Iraq for the remainder of his tour. He was able to come home a few days after EG was born and stayed for two weeks before he had to head back. She was so little, and now she is so big! :)



I'm going to get an off-white shabby chic kind of frame made for it and hang it in her room. By the time I get all the pictures framed, my house will be an official E & E shrine. So, if you come over, just be prepared to be on Evan and Ella overload! :)

13 comments:

Meredith said...

Leigh Ann! Those portraits are amazing! I know you are soo proud! Very sweet!

Michele said...

I love these!! I really like that they aren't all "sit up straight - look at the camera - and smile" kwim? You should be proud - beautiful kiddos!!!

Meag said...

I LOVE photography, and pictures... and your framed pics of EG and Evan are incredible!!!! You have such beautiful children!

Megan said...

Beautiful pictures of your kids!

Kelly said...

The pictures are WONDERFUL!!!! You have such beautiful children!

LOVE YOU A GOOGLE... said...

Those are SO cute! I just LOVE those pictures. They look great on your walls. :) Beautiful little kids! Of course.. I always knew they would be! We had a blast today, we will have to do it again soon.

Lauren said...

How beautiful! Isn't it amazing how you can look at your kids for hours and never get tired of it? The collages are perfect. Evan and EG will look back one day and be so thankful that you did that.

pengelly love said...

Love, love, love those pics...esp the ones hanging in the dining room...so preciouse!

Lindsey said...

I love those pictures of your sweet babies. Precious!!!!

The Garners said...

These are GREAT--your kids are so so so precious!

Tranny Head said...

Those ARE gorgeous photos. I've taken my son in for portraits a few times during his first year and I know I'll never be sorry that I have those photos.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and all your kind comments. Deployment isn't fun, but pleasant comments from people on my blog help to pass the time! :-) I hope you'll be back!

sara said...

Your children are beautiful!!! I know you will treaure those pictures forever.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I absolutely LOVE the pics LAH!