Memories Captured Spring 2013

Twice a year, we set a date with our favorite photographer.

I try to coordinate outfits and spend a lot longer than I normally do on hair and make up. We leave behind stained shirts and toddler snack crumbs and capture our family as we are in that moment in time.

I thought about skipping the spring session this year, but my husband insisted.

I’m oh-so-glad he did.

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I love seeing ourselves through someone else’s eyes and capturing these fleeting moments when my son is little and we are young. I love that these pictures capture my son’s defiance and cuteness, because it’s a perfect reflection of who he is at this age; charming and infuriating and adorable all at once. And I realize, with bittersweet certainty, that my sweet little boy is all of a sudden not so little.

Linking up with my absolutely positively very favorite blog link up that only happens twice a year, Memories Captured with Galit Breen of These Little Waves and Alison of Writing Wishing. What beautiful memories have you captured lately?


Pictures courtesy of Amy Robinson at Amy Robinson Photography in Richmond, VA.



  1. Awww those are beautiful family pictures that you will cherish forever.
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  2. Beautiful photographs, Julia!
    I really need to get proper family shots of us taken. :)
    Thank you for linking up with us!
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  3. These pictures are so great!! You really captured the fun and love in your family.
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  4. Stopping by from Memories Captured. What beautiful family pictures! I need to schedule some professional pics for my family. With a 1 y/o and almost 4 y/o, it’s a miracle if we can get one decent shot of everyone looking at the camera and smiling – not scowling – at the same time!
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    • Thank you! Oh my goodness, I hear you!! This is why we are in love with our photographer…she is able to capture the best moments even in the midst of our son not wanting to take pictures! I think it makes such a huge difference to have a candid/lifestyle photographer instead of a studio photographer. No way I could ever capture my son if he had to pose. :)
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  5. Oh my, your family is lovely and these photos are pure stunning!

    (I feel the exact same way about family photos!)
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  6. Darling photos! What a beautiful family! I too am a big fan of memorializing these moments, especially when my kids are young. I can never get enough of going back and looking at old photos…
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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I love this! Beautiful pictures of the three of you. P.S. You’re gorgeous :)

  8. Gorgeous moments captured here!!! :) I can feel how wonderfully content you all are. Bless you, and thanks for sharing this!

  9. Hi Julia,

    I am coming over from Memories Captured, to see what other lovely posts were linked up. Your pictures are so beautiful. So fun and full of energy and personality. Your photographer did a wonderful job.

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  10. Oh my gosh you guys are gorgeous. And I think that you two should just procreate kids forever.
    Confession: We’ve never had professional pictures done because my husband says that it’s a waste of money. Jerk
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    • Oh my gosh you totally made my week. And my husband totally agrees with your procreation idea. :)

      Dude, get some professional pics done. So worth it. You can usually win husbands over with a good bribe….
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