this is us.
Every year I look forward to having my dad take our portrait at Christmas. It’s one of those things I always knew I wanted to do when I “grew up” and had a family of my own. My childhood was marked by our annual family portraits and I love looking back on them, with the memories from each year etched into those photographs. And since my dad is a photographer, this was always a BIG event in our home – picking out the right outfits, deciding on the “vibe”, etc, etc. One would think I’d have had enough of it over the years, but honestly, it’s the thing I look forward to the most every holiday season. The official photo of the year.
By October of this year we finally started to feel like ourselves again after the WILD RIDE of the past 18 months. We felt like our photo for the year needed to feel like, us. So we decided to do studio portraits instead of outdoor. We brought both a fancy look and a casual look and I’m SO GLAD we shot both of them. I’m not sure we’ve ever had photographs that have been more like us than these. I will cherish them forever and will definitely be showing our grandkids one day!
… and if you are wondering, these will most definitely be making the 2019 album! 😉
Merry Christmas everyone!
xx- Ashley Brooke & Ryan