Monday, December 7, 2009

We love Gretchen!!

As most of you know, Gretchen (co-hostess of Miss M's shower, amazing person, wonderful wedding planner, and sweet aspiring photographer) offered to take our family pictures for the annual Christmas card. I wanted to do them outside so she can do fun things with the sunlight (like she did for Ella's baby pics). I also spent a lot of time figuring out a fun outfit combo that would go well with the really green grass by Gretchen's house. So the day came and the sun decided to go on vacation, Madelyn's outfit shrunk in the dryer, and my adorable happy baby was not very interested in taking pictures for at least half the photo shoot. Lucky for us, Gretchen still captured some pretty great moments. Thanks Gretchen!! You will have to wait to see which one we pick for the card. :o)


I think this is my favorite one. She is so sweet!! A little background info though, her thumb is constantly red due to this activity.

Josh said we needed two Gretchen's. One to make her do this (there's the smile we all love), and one to actually take the pictures.




These chair pictures just crack me up. She was so not into posing at this time.





7 comments:

Melissa Jill :) said...

SO MANY great ones. I love the 3rd from the bottom of all three of you!! What a cutey-pattootey you have!!

Sarah said...

The family shots are the BEST!!!!!

You all look so happy...CUTENESS!!!!!

Ashley Majorek said...

You have just the cutest family ever!! And my word Miss Madelyn is just freaking adorable!!

Great pictures!!

Aaron and Jean said...

They are beautiful Jenni! And Madelyn's hair is the same color as yours in the pictures. ;0) Can't wait to see which one you pick.

Jakester Thigh (Pronounced "Tee") said...

Are you kidding me?!? Those pics are so freakin' cute!! CONGRATS guys!!

Love, Neil D.

Mattie said...

I love her little "O" mouth in the 2nd to last photo!! Isn't it great how they let you know when they AREN'T happy when you're trying to take their photo??

Dawn Jurgensmeier said...

These pics are so fantastic! I don't know how you're going to pick just one for the Christmas card...