Thursday, October 28, 2010

always and forevermore



 

 

 


we are blessed to have friends, the crandalls, who not only have the cutest baby in the world, make the best apple pie, and love radiohead, but also take gorgeous pictures. david took our family photos a few months ago. every time i look at them i feel such love for my family. that first picture of the kids about makes my heart explode.


i am about as awkward in front of a camera as you can get but i feel so strongly about having a nice family portrait taken every year. i imagine my grandkids looking at these photos in 50 years and loving them, you know? the thought makes me happy.

david shoots both film and digital, which is rare and RADICAL. his style is timeless and perfect. if you are in utah, book him!! they are probably moving in the near future. (please don't. please don't.) 

36 comments:

Carly said...

beautiful photos, beautiful family!

kate said...

I don't know how not to sound creepy about this. I want to cry when I look at your children. They're that beautiful. You all are. I can feel the love so much my heart burns. (Please bless this sounds like the compliment I mean it to.)

Anonymous said...

Be still, my heart! That first one took my breath away, too. They're all wonderful. My, oh, my. AG

Tiffany said...

I seriously LOVE these photos! I feel the same way you do about family pictures once a year. That first photo of your kids, absolutely amazing!

Jenn Kirk said...

Did you know you are a gorgeous family?

communikate. said...

Stunning. Every single one of them.

Nancy said...

Forget awkward Abby, you are classic and GORGEOUS! I love the pics, all of them, especially the one of you and Pearl looking at each other, the black and white is awesome. If you guys need a good neighborhood for Trick-Or-Treating head over to us, it would be fun to see you!

David and Shalynna said...

Abby! You are so sweet the way you described David's photography. I think these blog comments are really going to make him feel good.

I'm so glad that your darling family is now in David's portfolio. You would be doing him a favor if you let him be your family photographer each year. :) Everything from your lipstick and blue eyes to Pearl's vintage dress and Milo and Jamie's darling relationship made these photos perfect.

Let's not talk about moving. Such a sad subject. :( At times I can't stand Utah and other times I want to cry thinking about moving away from these simple lives that we live right now. Today I went to lunch with some friends from Mesa and I found myself telling them about you! I said something like, "Next time we do lunch I'll bring her. You'll love her." I guess I'm one of your biggest fans.

hanner said...

aww they are such BUDDIES in that first picture. love it. my husband and i do not have any family pictures, not even good wedding pictures. it makes me sad. so i hope your friends move somewhere close to washington dc so i can hire him to take our pictures.

sarah marie. said...

these are gorgeous abby!

kelly said...

those are really beautiful. you are beautiful and i want to kidnap pearl.
but i won't.

where did you get her dress?

Wright Bunch said...

GORGEOUS! TIMELESS! PERFECTION! seriously. You, Abby, are stunning. And your family is truly breathtaking. And YAHOO for Pearl, right? LOVED the name and here's to hoping ours is as beautiful as yours :)

chelebug said...

Precious!

Veronica said...

you guys are unreal.

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

Oh my gosh, these pictures are amazing!!! I love them! Like every single one of them! The ones of you and Pearl just melt my heart! Gosh, and Milo is going to be a little heart breaker! And you and Jamie are just so so cute together! Really, I could not say enough good things about you guys and these photo's so I'll just stop here :) And I totally agree, taking family pics is a must!

robin said...

gorgeous. completely gorgeous.

(and thanks for your nice comment about sawyer. that was sweet...)

Neil and Diana said...

Abby, these photos are priceless. So, so beautiful.

off switch said...

oh! these are just wonderful! i love that he does film and digital both - that IS rare! and tho i love them all, and you look so great, i have to give the winning shot to your two little ones - the two shots of them together are priceless! family portraits are so wonderful, much more fun these days than when i was growing up - studios are just icky! xo.

Kera said...

would you please give me a freaking break. the first photo. omg. you are beautiful and you are lucky to have such beautiful shots of your precious family.

Kera said...

ps. where is pearl's dress from???

kate lines said...

amazing- all of it.

rubi said...

these are so beautiful. :)

mh. lovely by me said...

these all look so natural and perfect. that first picture is just amazing.

Bethany said...

Love them all!

angela hardison said...

these are all incredible. amazing photos and what a stunning, beautiful little family.

abby said...

such incredibly nice comments!!

pearl's dress is vintage. (i hate when people say that.)

Brooke said...

very very cute pictures!

my mudda' calls me jack said...

love em!

Rachael said...

OH MY GOSH ABBY! Stop being such an adorable family! haha. I LOVE these pictures! I love you guys! SO MUCH! :)

kelly said...

abby- i wanted to come here and let you know my hair is all over this house (does that gross you out) and i still really love your family pictures. so sweet. i think its the pink tone in pearl's dress that makes them so eye popping. that and you guys are a family of models.

teamBoo said...

Anyone who rocks high waisted jeans and then says they look silly in pictures should be punched in their beautiful face.

Thanks for liking my name...I guess I should read more old fashioned books. Or just books in general ;)

Oma (Robyn Stoneman) said...
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Oma (Robyn Stoneman) said...

Should be in pictures... all I'm sayin! Such a beautiful family. I wish I lived in Ut. ... I'd book your great photographer. My compliments to you both. I miss you and your family.

Elena said...

beautiful. love every one of them. You all are very beautiful.

Ashley Seil Smith said...

I never wrote on here either. I'm such a bad friend, I don't even comment on your blog. ;) These are so beautiful, I love all of them. It makes me want to get family photos with Nate even though we don't have two sweet little ones to be in the picture with us.

Linda said...

These are lovely family photos. I love the black and white versions. They really pop out beautifully. Great work.