Tuesday, December 20, 2011

in which we learn that a purchase from anthropologie is not a guarantee

 a sampling of our family pictures by elise lauren photography. elise was such a joy to work with and what you can't tell from these photos is that it was practically dark out! i love her shooting style and she and her husband were incredibly nice. (and they could fall back on being supermodels if they need to.) i hope i can snag her again next year. (by the way, her husband has a great band called parlor hawk. i really like their music.)

my only disappointment is that i somehow, someway picked a pregnancy skirt to wear. nay, not a maternity skirt. a pregnancy skirt. you know, for those days when you want that special little 5-month pooch? the skirt is awful and i promptly returned it without one ounce of guilt. coincidentally, my sister wore the same skirt in her christmas card photo, but in a different color, and it looks fabulous on her! 

here's to hoping next year i have a better reason for looking pregnant in our christmas photo.

21 comments:

angela hardison said...

OH MY GOODNESS! such a beautiful family.

i swear anthropologie's lighting makes everything look good, and then i get home and i wonder what i was thinking. but regardless, you look fantastic! i love all the outfits.

Lindsay said...

1. these photos are fabulous!!!!!!
2. you're rockin that skirt, dear. really.
3. your children are gorgeous.
4. your color choices for your ornaments below are perfect! props.
5. i work at the u of u hospital :) xoxo

communikate. said...

shut up! these are awesome photos!

you are a timeless beauty, abby. i really love your hair at all lengths this one included.

oh, and great wardrobe choices and setting.

hanner said...

these are really exquisite. i keep looking at them. your family! seriously so lovely.

also, i thought that your title would be referencing how anthropologie is really fickle in letting you purchase something, and then email you the next day notifying you that they don't have what you ordered and they cancel it. what the heck, anthro.

Sarah said...

beautiful photos!!!
you took the skirt back? really? i think it looks great on you!!!. i had the moss one originally and then returned it too, because i realized it was too big. either way, the skirt, the photos, your family, are fabulous.

sarah marie. said...

nice try. you look amazing as always. love everyone's outfits too. darling photos for a darling family.

Lissybug said...

You do not look pregnant. Trust me. Just trust me.
You have the cutest family, though and these pictures are fabulous. I am waiting for mine to come in the mail. Yours is coming. Someday. I'm having trouble writing the annual Christmas letter. I may just forget it. Ha! A part of me just won't allow that. ;)

Leslie said...

WHAT? you're completely insane my darling. because you do not look preggers. although i wish you were. <3 i can't wait to see you all round and glowing!! :) love you. love you lots and lots!!

LOVE these pictures! You look FAB-U-LOUS, Jamie is handsome as always and your sweet kiddos look like angels that never do anything wrong. :)

miss you bunches!!

wendy said...

gorgeous as always. you all are so stylish!

David and Shalynna said...

Abby, I am obsessed with these!!!!!!!!! You should be a professional stylist for photos and pick out the outfits, setting, etc. I ADORE the fourth photo down. You look absolutely gorgeous. I love your hair there, your pretty eyes, lipstick, etc. Jamie and the kids look wonderful too! Your two little ones can be models they are so darn cute.

If we ever do family photos can you dress us? Or better yet can we come borrow your guys' clothes?

Thanks again for that delicious dinner the other night. We had a great time and I was jealous in a friendly way of your apartment and cute life. :)

communikate. said...

I'm back.. I just really love these..

And btw.. you seriously read like 75 books this year?! (totally snooping your good reads for a good recommendation.) Man, and here I am thinking 30 is going to be hard. You.are.the.coolest.

amyegodfrey said...

I can't get over how wonderful these are! I've been on here 10 times today.

Michele said...

Absolutely beautiful. I think you are a secret fashion magazine editor/designer and model. Loved your last post too (especially the title because I like thinking about little things like that) and again for that post, when are you coming out with your own fashion catalog?

whimsy said...

hello. my name is abby. i not only am hilarious, wonderful, and amazing- but i have the cutest family, the best style, and i am absolutely gorgeous. any woman should be jealous of me and any man should be jealous of my husband. oh and any child, should want me to adopt them:)
and whatever on the skirt- you are so tiny! your outfit rocks.
loves!!!

Tiffany said...

Adorable! You, Jamie, and the kids! Great photos! :)

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

btw you do not look pregnant but good move putting the littles head right in front of your tummy just in case! you look fab!

robin said...

i agree with shalynna. can you please be my stylist when we take family pictures?! killer.

and i seem to take back stuff more often than i buy stuff at anthropologie. i LOVE that place, but often my choices take a few adjustments before i decide on the perfect thing to keep. i always have credit there. my new obsession is their perfumes. i often just go to the mall to spritz myself for the day.

you are kind of my hero. okay, not kind of. you just are.

robin said...

i agree with shalynna. can you please be my stylist when we take family pictures?! killer.

and i seem to take back stuff more often than i buy stuff at anthropologie. i LOVE that place, but often my choices take a few adjustments before i decide on the perfect thing to keep. i always have credit there. my new obsession is their perfumes. i often just go to the mall to spritz myself for the day.

you are kind of my hero. okay, not kind of. you just are.

rubi said...

these are beautiful!

i own a few skirts like that and hate them but can't seem to get rid of them for some reason. good for you for returning that one even though you totally don't look pregnant to me in these photos.

amanda jane said...

what?? I loved the skirt! You guys are such a pretty family. :) PS. got your card in the mail! Thanks for sending me a copy...it looks great printed! Colleen is so good at what she does.

Miss B. said...

fantastic! I love how they turned out!