Friday, December 25, 2009

family pictures


A few days ago, we hired our friend Meg Reilley to take some family pictures for our album and one to put in the 'about us' section of our website. Meg shot our wedding and also the author portrait in Enchanted Adornments. Above is the 'Totem Pole' pic, as we like to call it. We couldn't resist using the beautiful sugar-soft snow, especially since it was surprisingly warm outside. It rarely snows like this in Asheville, so we were pleased to have such a lovely backdrop.


Azalea and Max.




Snow baby!




Woodland girl.



My woodland girl, pretending to discover a snow baby. She's quite the actor, she loves dress up and games of pretend.


Greg posing as the dreamy forest king.


Let's get a closer look of that business.


Here's Andrew, looking pleased about something, maybe thinking about painting our next collaboration project, or his presents.

I am so happy with how the pictures came out! I think I'll have Meg shoot us again this summer. It would be fun to make props and costumes, like painted paper wings for Azalea and a bird boat for Max. I better start sketching now!

16 comments:

mairedodd said...

those are treasures ... a beautiful family that also happens to be attractive and creative - how much fun to be the photographer for this? very ethereal, i love the totem pole, snow baby, woodland girl - ok, all of them! hope you are all enjoying your very special time together..

Ulla said...

These are breathtaking! Such a lovely family!!!
Blessings to all of you!
Ulla

SharonP said...

What gorgeous pictures; you will treasure those forever! We need to see one of your closeups as the Forest Queen, Cynthia!

Merry Christmas and many blessings,

Sharon

becca's bits said...

love the photos...you are a beautiful family!

peacockfairy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures. You and your husband are really good looking beautiful! Andrew too :) The babe and Azalea....just precious!

nina said...

no need to pose: that gorgeous man IS the forest king x

Jean said...

really really lovely--these make me happy!

xox jean!

she rocks!

Erin said...

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful family indeed! Happy Holidays to you and yours, Cynthia!

I've been looking forward to getting your book since news of it's release and I'm happy to say I received your amazing book as a gift for the holidays! It's truly magical, Cynthia. I can feel it has inspired me already and I've barely cracked it open!!! I can't wait to curl up with it and read it cover to cover.

Katie said...

these are amazing.

Eva said...

Beautiful! These pics remind me of our own engagement pictures, also taken against a rare, snowy backdrop. We miss you guys so much!

Sheila said...

Wow! These photos are great! Meg is such a talented photographer. You are fortunate to have her take pictures for you!

Linda-B said...

These photos are breathtaking! Such a beautiful family. By the way, I hopped on to your blog because I received your book for Christmas and I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed it. You've done a terrific job, and I especially love the resined paper wings. I scrolled down and saw that someone had responded with anger to you because some beads are not available. My stars, hasn't that person heard of creative substitution?! Please don't allow such unfounded negative comments to ruin your joy in the book's publication.

Gaea said...

These are so special and beautiful!

Jasmin said...

Hi Cynthia, This is Jasmin from Pikake Beads on the Big Island of Hawaii. I was working on my quarterly newsletter and I am "spotlighting" your pieces that are in my store. I went to your "About Us" page so I could write a quick little bio and I saw that you just had a baby! Congratulations!!!!