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My Family 2014

I hope you are ready for some picture overload – because boy howdy! Have I got some pictures to share! A few weeks ago we found a spot in the desert here in Alamogordo that was perfect for a family session. The sun was setting behind the mountains and the light was stunning.

My ultimate goal was for Josh to capture a few images of Jake and I. We just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and I wanted some pictures to prove that we still got it (whatever “it” is?)! Mission accomplished. I love how they turned out. As long as were taking pictures, we might as well get everyone in on the action. Jake captured the images of Betsy and I and we used a tripod for a couple typical family pictures.

I love the way the colors popped against the desert backdrop. I picked up all our clothing at Old Navy. Turns out they carry size “medium tall slim” which is perfect for Josh. If you have a kid who is tall and trim – it’s perfect! Oh – Except for Betsy’s dress. I got that at Gap. Her jacket and boots were from Old Navy though. I was tickled that the red in the boots was exactly the same as the horses in the dress. It’s the little things.:)

This was such a fun evening and afterwards we went out for frozen yogurt. The only thing missing was Jacob. Man – I miss that kid. He’s currently serving a mission for our church in the Czech Republic. He’s been gone 9 months and has 477 days left. We get to Skype with him on Christmas Day and I’m counting down the days. (Just 44 more!)

I was hesitant to do family pictures without him. It just didn’t feel right. But then I realized that this is life. My kids are growing and one by one they’ll be leaving. But life continues. I need to continue to capture the moments as that happens. I’ll be glad I have them.

I love the detail shots from this session. Especially those of Betsy playing with her horses. She is definitely going through a horse phase right now.

*Here’s a tip* When you are capturing your own family images – make sure to look for the details – the ones that tell your story. It’s such a great dimension to otherwise typical pictures!

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November 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Sarah - Gorgeous!! Love your work!!

November 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Cindy Baker - amazing photos Amy thanks for sharing

November 12, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Lindsay Andersen Weston - I love these! Maybe if you have time when you’re in AK for your half marathon next summer, we could schedule a photo shoot with you??

November 12, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Lindsay Andersen Weston - And by the way, you guys totally still got “it”!!

November 13, 2014 - 3:11 am

Kimberly Tippets Lowry - I love love LOVE every one of them!

November 13, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Erica Greenman - i cant get over how much love and happiness and family there is in all of these pictures!

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