Who: We 5 Kings: Ryan, Katy, Radley, Emersyn and Landry
Location: Our home in College Station - and looks can be deceiving.
Ryan We actually moved our bedroom furniture into the living room for the light. Y'all... you gotta do what you gotta do. Totally worth it.
Designer: Me and my friend, the Monkey. I converted the pics to black and white and then just used simple, clean fonts so the focus would stay on the images.
Photographer: You may have heard of her, Sarah Burns from Butterfly Chaser Photography
Favorite Thing: This is us in our element and I love that. I love the clean look of the black and white images and the tiny pop of red. I love that the kids faces are lit up with pure JOY. Unrehearsed, unsolicited, unthreatened (ha!) JOY. (I also love that Ryan okayed the picture of him with feathers on top of his head.)
Extras: We debated on a card filled with pictures from the shoot or just a single photo. We loved the shots of us and the kids, so I incorporated them into our letter and kept them in color. We really did have a year filled with JOY.
How can you recreate this card: Easy. Be you. Do something in your element weather it's outdoors or indoors - lifestyle shoots are great to capture just who you are. (And the kids are a little more agreeable when they aren't posing so much). (It also helped that we were all ridiculously tan... we took these pics waaaaayyyy back in July, y'all.) (July.) (I have had this card planned in my head since July.) (SMH at myself).
Get PINspired: Here are some of my favorite other lifestyle shoots I found after chatting it up with my girl, Pinny.
Instead of feathers, have the kids throw their favorite stuffed animals
Love this caption - perfect! (And she gives a great "how to")
Merry Christmas, Y'all! May it be joyful and merry indeed!