We had the same BRILLIANT photographer, Ivy, and she did and even MORE brilliant time this time around! If you know my kids (and really, you should) you can imagine how hard it would be to take a picture of them. Any of them. Alone. So try and imagine taking pictures of them TOGETHER. No thankyou. I'll leave that to the professionals.
Once again, I tried to weed it down. I was working with one hundred and seventeen AMAZING shots. That's the best part, she doesn't just get a few good ones, she gets ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN USABLE PHOTOGRAPHS. Can YOUR photographer do that? If she says she can, she's probably lying. CALL IVY.
Anyway. I crammed most of them into my collages. Family, if you're looking for pictures in the mail...ain't gonna happen. I'm getting ready for my packout over here yo! I will be sending each of you a copy of the disc, you are going to have to drive yourselves to the walmart and print these suckers out your own selves. Sorry yo.
We had these done at Tarague Beach, up at Andersen. We started in the grassy area that will FOREVER remind me of going to a lake in Michigan. Have I ever BEEN to a lake in Michigan? I don't actually think so. But this must be what I imagine it's like. I'm so stupid.
|Guess who is SMILING? And does NOT look like a serial killer?!?!??|
|I know most of you have babies. I am truly sorry that your babies are not this cute.|
|Although her attitude makes me cringe, her superficial beauty still takes my breath away.|
|No, the grass is not THAT green. It's Ivy guys!!! I'm not exaggerating when I tell you she's BRILLIANT!!!|
|Well HELLO there!|
Then we moved down to the beach. We don't go beachin at this beach because it's full of rocks and the surf is pretty rough. But that makes for some great pics. Even when we all have dumb looks on our faces.
Oh. My. Word. I forgot to tell you. I had Daisy June in some jeggings. JEGGINGS!!!! We had to PAINT them on!! She is SO fat. It was LITERALLY the cutest thing in the ENTIRE WORLD, I almost died right then and there.
|That would be the Taylor Swift Heart. We get that in our pictures a LOT.|
|Hey there Handsome.|
|Girl LOVES her Daddy.|
|The Original Three Engelbrechts.|
|As Good as it Gets- with four kids five and under...|
|Scott spent a lot of time telling Ms. Ivy how much he loved her.|
|Warren spent a lot of time making stupid faces.|
These were our family shots. I had the middle one framed. I know it's unconventional and not one single person is looking at the camera, but I REALLY feel like it sums us up. THAT'S what Team Engelbrecht is all about, you know? Although I really do love Scott's expression in the top, and Ava's body language in the bottom.
Could this picture BE more perfect?
Could this picture better say "Hey, it's me, Scott!"?
Could this picture be the only one I had left of Warren to fit in here?
She took a LOT of pictures of me and Nick. I didn't want her to, but she insisted. I'm way fatter than I thought, and I don't really like any of them. It's hard to sit in the wet sand and relax while your kids are playing on the rocks near the Endless Pacific Ocean. But I do like this one.
And she also wanted to do some Santa Hat Shots. It wasn't really my thing, but she seemed pretty excited, and I thought it would be cute. It was! Again, it's not really my style, but I guess when you have kids, you have to stop being such a bitch and just be tacky every once in a while, right? Ugh.
I'll give you this, if Daisy was our first, I would have probably used these for our Christmas card.
And fine, I WILL be using this one. I mean, come ON!!! She's so fricking cute!!!
And there you have it. Four and a half hours of my life spent on the computer. You're welcome.