my little women and a Hallelujah cover

i knew the first time i drove up to this gorgeous historic mansion that i wanted to photograph my own girls here. ( bulloch hall in roswell is the childhood home of millie bulloch, theodore rosevelt’s mother. ) it was october and the trees were showing off all their glorious colors. in my minds eye i pictured these stunning trees bare of any of their color for the session with my girls. maybe even an overcast day. perhaps wreaths on the windows from chirstmas celebrations.

i knew there was only going to be a couple of evenings between savannah’s trip & her several days at the passion conference when we’d have everyone home and it not fall on one of the holidays. i laid the groundwork and told them we’d treat them to a yummy meal at Pure afterwards. hey. i’m not above bribery. i asked if they’d wear their boots and maybe a pretty winter coat. the rest was up to them. as much as i love photography and could play with my camera every day, i seldom have the treasured opportunity to shoot a little session with my own girls, all of them.

these turned out even better than what i imagined that afternoon in october.

i hadn’t planned on being in any images ( hence the grandpa sweater) but there was a nice lady who offered to shoot a few.

we did a quick run through at Roswell Provisions which is a wonderfully charming destination too!

i sure don’t want to be presumptuous but often times ya’ll ask… so,  just in case-

smk’s jacket H&M, boots- arturo chiang, gold scarf- j. crew, bag-steve madden.  madison’s yellow coat- tjmaxx, boots- arturo chiang. emi’s boots -anthro a few years ago, black trench & mustard skinnies-old navy and her earrings are JW found here.  caroline’s boots -steve madden, skirt gap. sweater crew boots are lucchese.

since these images are sorta holiday-ish, i have to share this with you….enjoy!

January 11, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Kristin Wohlust - Always beautiful images of your girls. You, God and their Dad make pretty people with caring hearts.

The black and white images of Emi, in a word, GORGEOUS!


January 11, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Amy Avery - I simply love all of these images of your family! Your girls are stunning, each of them individually and collectively. The choice of a back drop for these photos only adds to the beauty that is already there both inside and out. And you! Silly girl, even you in a “grandpa” sweater is still stunning! 🙂

January 11, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Becky - Beautiful, beautiful. Honestly, some of your best work yet, I do believe. Your Caroline has her own unique look. I have to ask…the location??

January 11, 2013 - 3:44 pm

robinanne - In a word…OUTSTANDING…just nothing else to say. Perfect! Following you has me taking my camera EVERYWHERE and being aware of EVERYTHING….thanks for that!

January 11, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Tiffini - one word

January 11, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Susan R. - Man Alive Paige! You have next year’s Christmas Card photos already done. They’re beautiful and y’all are doing a good job at making it look cold there, but I’m not buyin’ it. I think we are expecting a high of 20 this week. GA….here I come.

January 11, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Diane - LOVE every single picture, Gorgeous! xoxo

January 11, 2013 - 9:57 pm

erika fajardo - Happy New Year to you all! just a question what lenses did you used for this shots??


January 12, 2013 - 12:02 am

tb - Heck ya we are going to ask… 🙂 you are never a snob… i will speak for all of us readers (haha) we always want to know where you got everything – brands, etc… b/c you my friend have AWESOME TASTE!!! your blog is my favorite of all times!! 🙂 but there is one negative, only a 1% negative… and that is the times you don’t tell us details! your family is beautiful and the entire family shots are just amazing!

January 12, 2013 - 10:19 am

Jan - You have a beautiful family!

January 12, 2013 - 9:13 pm

lissa - I really like these photos! My very favorite is the first one of the girls in the shopping area! Great colors and everything! And the video at the end was fabulous. fun candids too. 🙂

January 13, 2013 - 11:09 am

Sherri - Beautiful girls!I love your jeans as well. What brand are they?

January 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - What a sweet photo shoot… totally little women!! 🙂 I love that you got such a great family photo too. THose are important!!


January 16, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Julie Ann - Love the title…and what a beautiful family!