Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Need a little sunshine?

Snowed in?
 Here is some sunny happiness to warm up your day.
I can't stop smiling when I see each one of these pictures.
I can't express what a gift and blessing Drew gave our family.
They are a million billion times better than I could have ever hoped or imagined.

Her words, her heart, her talents amaze me.
Please click over to Drew's blog and see the rest.
Don't feel bad if the slideshow makes you cry.
Because happy tears are the best tears.
I have cried so many myself.

I love my family.
I love that Drew gets us so perfectly.
I love that I will always be able to vividly remember this very special day.

The Carson's love you Drew!!!

(All of the details from the shoot coming tomorrow.)

64 comments:

  1. beautiful! so lively and bright!

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  2. Gorgeous and love their little headbands.

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  3. So beautiful! I love absolutely love the colors! You amaze me at how you put things together and the colors are perfect! What wonderful photos!

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  4. it's not JUST drew. you are a master at bringing out the beauty of those little ladies in more ways than one. one way is your sweet mothering. and, of course, headbands.

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  5. Thanks for the Brilliant Sunshine in our cold part of the USA. Beautiful smiles and love all around.

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  6. OH! Bald Baby and that dress! Is it okay to still call her that, she's getting so much hair!? Fabulous photos - thanks for sharing!

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  7. wow! those pictures are beautiful!!!

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  9. julie...these pictures are amazing! somehow the sunshine seems so fitting on joy's birthday! a JOY filled day captured on film! what happy pictures!

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  10. Amazing photos! Super cute girls. :)

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  11. Julie your photo shoot turned out AMAZING... Love all the COLORS and the Converse kicks...

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  12. so i bust into tears at the very first shot. i'm so glad the hoop got to you in time. i was praying it would. no doubt about it...joy and samuel were having a crazy good time on her day. celebrating with all of you. i believe that all the way down into my soul. xoxo!!

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  13. Ekkkk these are sooo beautiful! I love all the bright colors and how happy the pictures look! What a great memorial! I LOVE the flower rosettes!

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  14. whaaaaat? are you kidding me right now with Bald Baby's shirt? i need one...like, for me.

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  15. I miss summer SO much! Those pictures are adorable! :)

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  16. Your kids need to be kiddo-models!

    GORGEOUS!

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  17. OH.MY.WORD. Those are all fabulous and you my friend are stunning. I feel like they all need to be printed into wallpaper so you can fill an entire room with the JOY that shines through.

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  18. What great pictures, and such a special way to celebrate Joy! I recently ordered Drew's photography manual and am excited to start using my SLR as more than just an expensive point and shoot camera. :)

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  19. Here are my top five comments for ya:
    1. We are snowed in.
    2. Those are AMAZING!!!!
    3. I showed them to my hubby and we were both so jealous of the beach and sun and sand in toes!
    4. Seriously, seriously beautiful pictures! Ah!
    5. Made me sigh and smile and have chills!

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  20. please, oh please send some of that beautiful weather my way! love the bright flowers on all the girls of the fam :)

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  21. Looking at these again and tearing up again. Your girls are beautiful...just like their mom. :)

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  22. Gorgeous! Please please please tell me where I can buy those headbands...

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  23. Amazing pictures!!! I wish Drew could take my family portraits! And you could come me and my daughter's stylist for the shoot!!!

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  24. The one with all 5 of you sitting in the sand is amazing! They're all amazing actually, but that ones my favorite. I couldn't help but giggle when my mac started "thinking" and gave me the spinning rainbow wheel and my four year old said, "look, their headbands match the wheel!" :)

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  25. Simply amazing...everything about these photos...The outfits, the color schemes, the celebration & the photos themselves..just beautiful! =) Love Drew's work. I wish I lived on the West Coast just to have her take pics! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your family, your girls, and these pictures...GORGEOUS! :)

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  27. You are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  28. Julie!! These are gorgeous!! I LOVE the bright happy colors!! So perfect for your family! :)

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  29. Love them all! I love the headbands!. Are they made out of t-shirt material? I have the worst time trying to find a headband to work for my daughter!

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  30. Janey KILLS me! She could not be any cuter! I wanna stick her in my pocket and borrow her for awhile. Your family is precious and the photos are perfect!

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  31. "a million, billion times better..." ;) Just like heaven will be so amazing for a million, billion reasons. I love them. Perfect. Gorgeous and brilliant. Really. And your hair! Can we get details on the hair tomorrow? ;)

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  32. These are INCREDIBLE! I so wish I knew you irl. I'm sure the beautiful colors match your inside wonderful-ness:-) Amazing...

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  34. Your family is the cutest! I am super crazy jealous of your gorgeous long hair & I love how special a day you make Joy's birthday.

    Ps, I hope when I have a family, we can be as rad as yours and rock crazy colored Converse in our fam photos!! ;)

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  35. I cried... I'm still crying. It's so precious to know that Jesus is keeping our little ones safe and happy with Him til it's our turn to be there too.

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  36. Be still my heart! Drew is amazing and so is your sweet family. What a special way to remember Joy. xoxo

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  37. Your blog makes my heart melt! What a beautiful family your have! The photos are soooo gorgeous!!! I just came across your blog and I'm in love! I will follow!!! Thank you for bringing so much inspiration to so many! May God richly bless you and your beautiful family!

    Vicky

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  38. I adore your pics! They are all so beautiful. What a gorgeous splash of colour and happiness that bought to my day. x

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  39. I already commented on Drew's post, but these pictures left me pretty much speechless. Like, I think they are perfect. PERFECT. It was a divine photo shoot, and I mean that in the realest sense possible. What a blessing!

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  40. What a beautiful photo session! I admit I welled up. :)

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  41. Your girls' eyes made me gasp! Awesome job on their outfits, they are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your sunshine. I am snowed in. Its been a hard week, so thanks for the smile.

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  42. Those are WONDERFUL shots. Makes me want to fly out to CA right now. I have a picture from our vacation to FL on my phone as the background to get me through this nasty weather. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love every session you have with Drew because you're family is beautiful and you two style the shoot amazingly!

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  44. Julie, your family is so freaking cute I could EATCHA UP. :)

    I'm also coveting your shoes.. But that's neither here nor there.

    xo

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  45. You have the most beautiful family! I can't believe how big your girls have grown! I love the colors used in your clothing. So vibrant and fun!

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  46. Oh my goodness, those pictures are fantastic!!

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  47. What a great team...you and Drew B. I love the colors and the setting.

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  48. Your kids are adorable!!! Your pictures turned out bright, fun & beautiful, just like your family!

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  49. Where did you find that shirt for the baby?? Oh my I LOVE it!!

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  50. julie, how in the world are you going to choose?? these are magical.

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  51. what a BEAUTIFUL family!! those pictures are pretty much amazing! i'm a loyal reader of yours! :)

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  52. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful outlook on life. I am a new reader but I've spent so much time reading back through your blog...amazing. You've been a huge encouragement to me and have the perfect blog for nap-time reading :) Very beautiful family. Beautiful birthday party.

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  53. um, I agree with Courtney.
    OBESSED!!!
    can I hire you to dress my kids for the rest of my life?
    You are amazing!
    And your family is PERFECT!!!
    love!

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  54. And Drew loves the Carsons! Thanks for always going above and beyond on our shoots. Makes it even more fun!

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  55. Oh, so in love with these pictures! And I totally dig that each one of you have a different color converse shoe, so rad!
    XOXO,
    Mags

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  56. the outfits???????? SHUT UP!!!!! I'm in LOVE!!
    xoxo

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  57. What beautiful memories! LOVE THE SHOES (in the post above) and how is Bald Baby so big??

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I love sunshine, happy people, and the power to delete. Sparkles! Rainbows! Unicorns!