Family Photo Prep

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My little family recently had a photo shoot hoping to get that perfect shot for our Christmas cards.  I found a gem of a photographer in Megan Hitchens Photography.  She has an incredible eye, and I love her esthetic.  A big plus is that she also has small children, so she understands that kids are unpredictable.  She came to our home and we did the shoot in our yard and in our neighbor’s yard.

I’m notorious for procrastinating prep for these family shoots. I usually have no idea what we’re all wearing until the morning of.  This time, I was slightly more prepared.  I even bought Thayer an outfit specifically for this shoot. Everything else was already in our closets.  I wanted a different look and feel this year.  I tend to do more Fall colors, navy, burgundy, denim.  I wanted a lighter, brighter feeling this year.  I think we accomplished the look I wanted.


I wanted to share the exact beauty products I used to get my family photo look.



It’s a 10 Detangling Leave In Spray

Oribe Maximista Volumizing Spray

Living Proof Style|lab Blowout Spray

CHI helmet Head Hairspray




Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

Georgio Armani Face Fabric– Possibly Discontinued but definitely Out Of Stock (cue tears)

Bare Minerals BarePro Pressed Powder

Bobbi Brown Bronzer 

GloMinerals Begonia Blush- DSICONTINUED (sobbing…)

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder- Pink Glow

Laura Mercier Brow Pencil in Blonde

Lorac Pro 3 kit-  Blanc, Medallion, Dark Mocha

Mac Black Walnut Eyeliner

Younique Epic Mood struck Mascara

Blinc Waterproof Mascara Amplified Black

Mac Pink Plaid Lipstick


My 4 year old is at a great age and he was very cooperative, flashing that gorgeous smile!  My 2 year old was in no mood for the shoot and made it quite difficult, but Megan is a pro and she was able to capture some really cute moments.


If you’re curious about what we’re wearing… here are the links to what I can remember, lol.


Since we already had most of this, I’ll find close versions.

Brian’s Sweater  – close version

Brian’s Pants-close version

Brian’s Shoes

My Dress

My Booties

Thayer’s Sweater

Thayer’s Pants

Greer’s Dress

Many Thanks to Megan Hitchens Photography for these gorgeous photos.

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