Picture Perfect


A couple of weeks ago I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to have professional pictures taken of Baby O (with a couple family photos thrown in for good measure).  Some people (who will remain nameless) told me that I was being extravagant and that if I really wanted pictures taken a family member could take some with their point-and-shoot camera in the backyard.

Umm, I'm pretty sure that's not the same.

I'm glad I didn't listen to the people-who-shall-remain-nameless because yesterday we got the proofs of our photos back and they are beautiful (if I do say so myself).

I look back now and wish we had professional photos taken of Baby O when she was an actual baby, but I'm so glad that we have these gorgeous pictures to remember this time in her life (and in ours).

An extra special thanks goes to Chara Michele of Chara Michele Photography for these pictures.  She obviously did a fabulous job of a taking beautiful photos, but she also kept checking in with us during the shoot to make sure that we were getting everything that we wanted (and she didn't even bat an eye when I kept pulling out different outfits for Baby O to wear).  She also dealt beautifully with the fact that Baby O had a major meltdown during the shoot (and she hasn't reported us to CPS for bribing our child with chocolate chips and apple juice throughout the whole session).  Thanks so much, Chara!


  1. The last one is a particularly good picture. Although I hope that Olive grows out of those neck rolls at some point.

  2. It was so fun to see this post! Just thought you might want to see my post on my blog (I am a bit behind on blogging sessions, but getting there :) I had a wonderful time working with you & your family :) Thanks!


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