Playing in the Creek

A couple of weeks ago, photographer Vy Koenig took photos of our kids.  Vy is a good friend of a client & friend of mine & offered us a complimentary photo shoot.  We were so excited for the opportunity, but I had no idea how awesome the photos would be.   

{Justin, 18 months}

We brought the boys in their rain boots & we all ventured into the woods for a hike to the creek.


{Christian, almost 4!}

They started out timidly, stepping on stones & splashing lightly in the water...  Vy had sailboats ready for them to play with and she even made newspaper sailboats which they looooooved. 


Their favorite part was the "pirate" ship that Vy's husband made:


{It was a flat boat front staked into the ground = so adorable... very Little Rascalish}

Once they got comfortable, the shirts came off and the real splashing began:

{Christian is so proud of this pic}

We all got a little wet...


Vy captured my little guys perfectly...


...And my big one too:

{Justin loves getting "eaten"}

It was honestly just such a fun time...


We got to spend quality time with each other & have a little adventure while Vy captured it all:

{Dave & I weren't planning on being in the pictures but I'm so glad now Vy got some of us with the boys}

 I really CANNOT believe I have a picture of my little guys being NICE to each other!!:

{Makes me happy}

...And nothing's better than this feeling:


I really can't thank Vy enough for this gift.  We will definitely be doing it again!!

If you're in the Northern Virginia area and are interested in Vy's services:
Check out her website here to book an appointment.  She's AMAZING!!!!!
(And if you're not in the area, check it out anyway... there are so many cutie pies on there!!!)  I was so excited to see all of the creativity & effort Vy had put into preparing the shoot & she's so sweet that the kids warmed up instantly.


xoxo, Lauren

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41 comments:

The French Tangerine said...

SUCH beautiful photos! You will treasure these for years to come... forever!
What a talent!
Thanks for sharing...

under spanish moss said...

Dear Lauren...Cherish these moments (they to will slip and be gone)! XO, Renee and Angela

Leslie said...

You have such a beautiful family! Wonderful pictures. :)

dutchbritishlove said...

Oh WOW - such cutie pies and what amazing captures.

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

these are absolutely precious . . . she definately caught the real emotions and happiness in those pics . . . memories you will have forever
xoxox
E

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

These are amazing Lauren! Oh i just love each one of the photos. You guys make such a beautiful family! :)
xoxo Edyta


http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

Miss Rubio said...

Wow...beautiful photos. Your kids are precious!! Christian looks so much like you. Very talented photographer.

pve design said...

They are growing up fast. What sweet photos and they will remain that way. So nice to have prof. photos!
Super cool!!
pve

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh...your boys are so adorable!!! I love the photos too...so beautiful:)

ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you get a chance:)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I LOVE these...the color...the water...the love.

SHE is GOOD!!

Emily A. Clark said...

Such beautiful shots, Lauren. And, you're baby almost doesn't look like a baby anymore. How fast it goes!!! :(

Mary said...

Soooo cute! I can't believe how big your boys have gotten.

Jennifer said...

so precious! love casual shots like these.

the industrial cottage said...

She did a great job! What a beautiful family!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Adorable pictures. Your kids are so cute :)

My Notting Hill said...

Amazing photos! I have a creek near my house - you've got me thinking - could I convince my 17 and 12 yr old into a photo shoot! (I think I actually might try)

Chelsea said...

Great pictures! Love the natural outdoorsy setting - you have a beautiful family!

kayce hughes said...

Priceless! And I have been thinking about a boat thing for our store window...major inspiration.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Beautiful photographs of a beautiful family. The photographer is incredible -- what a talent! So many families get dressed up and pose inside. These photos are so much lovelier and natural.

diane said...

those boys are too beautiful!

Catie said...

Gorgeous family! Beautiful pictures!

christina @ greige said...

So cute! I love kid photos where they are not posing and trying to sit still!

Perfect!

Greet said...

Oh dear Lauren!!! These pictures are just amazing!! Oh what a treasure they will be for all times!
Hugs,
Greet

My Little Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photos! They capture your family so beautifully. Your little one is getting big so quickly! Both boys are just darling. I'm sure you'll cherish these photos for years to come.
Claudia

a cozy canvas said...

Absolutely amazing photographs! Candid moments always make the best pictures!

Mary said...

There is such a difference in a quality lifestyle photographer and using natural light vs studio and posed photos. I tried this approach at my 2000 wedding before the trend had set in. The dude had a photography gallery and everything! But he got drunk at our wedding and, alas, I don't have a single decent photo of my husband and I! Huge regret. It is worth every dime to invest in a good photographer who specializes in children's photography. And your favorite color--green--is predominent! Beautiful photos. Beautiful subjects.

Acquired Objects said...

Your little men are so cute and those pictures are amazing. It looks like the whole family had a great time. I have got to take a photography class I stink at it.

Erica said...

You have such a beautiful family!

Silver MLM

Tulip and Turnip said...

I've been following your blog for a while....but I'm not sure I've ever commented! I love reading your posts, and I especially love your family/living room and your kitchen!

I had to smile when I read this...my family just had photos taken at the creek too! I thought my idea was so original....I guess not!

Here are a few of our photos, in our wellies, if you want to take a look!

http://tulipandturnip.blogspot.com/2011/06/family-photo-shoot-at-creek.html

Pigtown-Design said...

Lauren... i should let my sister in law (whom you met at Michele's) know about Vy...

xo

Sara@NantucketHomeInc.com said...

great pictures. thanks for sharing!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

How adorable. A talented photographer can really capture a moment and make it last forever.

traci zeller designs said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous, Lauren!! Love them, and especially the last one of you loving up on your sweet buddy!!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Great photos! Can't believe how fast your crew is growing up. Thanks for sharing.

chezjolly said...

These images are perfect, love the boat theme!
-Jessica & Holly
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What gorgeous images! She captured love, and that is a hard thing to do! Beautiful!
Yvonne

chezjolly said...

So beautiful!!! Great photographer!
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Talk to you soon!! Happy 4th of July.

xoxo Jess & Holly

Kathysue said...

Such beautiful pictures and memories, Kathysue

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- These photographs are just stunning and I bet you will cherish them even more as those kids get older. Vy is an amazing talent!

Loretta

infins said...

Beautiful pictures, she is really a pro!

LindsB said...

So so cute, and omg Justins eyes are to die for!