Thursday, January 8, 2009

MeRRy X-MAs DaN's CLaN!!

For Christmas this year Dan's brother Russ had us in the rotation. He recently got married to a photographer (how lucky are we?)-- her name is Selena-- and she graduated from NAU with a degree in photography and works for a studio in SLC.
SOOOO Guess what we got for Christmas- a free photo shoot and a bizillion hours of editing. I was screaming and Dan was rolling his eyes!!! Despite the complaints from the men in our fam (as Dacie enjoys hamming it up on the camera)--I believe when they see these picts. they will be glad they braved the wind and chill (abnormal for PHX)!!
Selena captured us as I have always envisioned our family. And, sometimes I am in awe at when this family grew! Thanks for the sweetest and priceless gift!
We took these pictures at a park in Phoenix, by Dan's home. I thought it was pretty appropriate--since that very park was the first place I went too (even before Dan's house) the VERY first time I flew in to visit Dan. It is amazing to me to see how we have grown (in more ways than one) since then!









I am sure I will post a trilllion more pictures after we get the CD--after all her hard work of editing I am afraid I will not have any favorites!! and want all of them blown up and framed--

*****THE FAMILY SHOTS*****
So tell us which shot is your favorites!!!








20 comments:

Jentry said...

OH my goodness Aicia!! These pictures are SO good! You're family is so stinkin cute!
I like all of them! How are you even going to choose? haha good luck! :)

My Lucky Day said...

My favorite family pictures are the one on the bridge and the last two. Love you!

peterson pack said...

Alicia! These are great! Can she come down to Dallas and do our family, we'll pay for her flight!?haha. I don't know how you will choose. I will have to look at them again and get back to you. They are all so cute! I am so happy for you-I agree-this is a great gift.

Amanda said...

Alicia
It's amazing how much better pictures people take when they are professional. I always like to think I'm pretty good, but I'm blown away. She's wonderful! You all look so beautiful. My favorite family picture is #3, the one of y'all on the bridge in front of the palms.

THE ORMES said...

What an awesome gift, and she is an amazing photographer!!! I'll have to say I can't decide which I like best . . . they are all really good!!! Good luck choosing the ones you want blown up and hung in your house . . . tough decision!!

Dawn said...

what great pictures...of some great kids! And I love the first one of you and Dan alone...and all the family ones are great! good luck in choosing!

Aaron & Jayme said...

Those pictures are perfect!! I love how she captured your family. You can see their personality's in each picture. My favorite family picture is the one of you guys standing in front of the barn door. What an amazing Christmas gift!

Danielle said...

All the pics are awesome. Hard to pick my favorite!

Danielle said...

How beautiful...hard to pick a favorite!

Trezise Momma said...

Loved them all, especially Miss Dacie's shots! That girl...I really love the last shot and the one where you are all looking at eachother. How sweet.

The Travis' said...

Hey Alicia,
Hope you and your family had a great holiday season!!! I know we sure did.
I love the pics!! You are so lucky to have a photographer in the family!!! All the pictures turned out so great!!! I really like the one of your family on the bridge. It is adorable.
Talk to you later.
Becky (Giguiere)!!!! :) :)

Emily said...

Wonderful pictures. . . but the main reason they are so nice is not because of the photographer (though she is great I'm sure) it is because all of you are so fabulous looking and definitely not needing any camera magic to make you that way. It must just be natural. :)

Janae Gordon said...

Way cute, Alicia! I love them all. I really like Ryland's. He is a looker! It is hard to choose a favorite. I think the family one I like is the one in front of the barn doors in color. They are all good though! Love em!

Amy and the boys said...

Wonderful! I like #3 on the family picture the best. Second fav is the barn door. Good luck- it will be tough to choose!

kk Leilani said...

Wow. You guys look good! As for the familly pics I like the first one, second one, third, fourth, fifth and sixth one! My three faves are the first one, the one on the bridge, and the last one....kind of in that order too. Happy family day. What a cool sister in law. I like her style. much love

booboo said...

I LOVE all the pics and they definitely show all of your kids personalities!!! I especially love family pic with you all looking at each other!! It is adorable!! I can't wait to get a family and take cute family pics!! Or maybe I should just suck it up and take my own pics all by myself!!! Hehehe!! I really want glamore shots and I definitely need them since the pic on mom and dad's wall is from when I was a sophomore at BYU. OOPS!! And yes I know soldier boy is a bad song. i debated putting it on, but my rythm sense won out!!

Chelle said...

WOW! What talent. Thanks for sharing!! Don't have a clue how you are going to choose... good luck.

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Oh Alicia these pictures are FABULOUS!!!! How wonderful to have a photographer in the family! I would have a hard time picking the 'BEST' one because they're all so good!

You've got one dang cute family!

Angie said...

Oh, to have a photographer in the family...I'm jealous!! I am loving the second family picture in black/white (they're ALL cute though).

Anne said...

WOW! How much does she charge and does she ever come to So. Cal!? Those shots couldn't be better! I like the first family photo. They're all beautiful!!! JEALOUS!