4th of July Photo Shoot

If there’s one thing you should know about me, I do not pass up opportunities for cute family photos. I LOVE me a good photo shoot. (I am also incapable of passing up a Gilmore Girls quiz should I happen to scroll upon it on Facebook or Pinterest. But that’s neither here nor there.)

My good friend Hannah of Hannah Grimmet Photography¬†is always taking the cutest seasonal/holiday photos of her three girls. I am in a perpetual state of jealousy (seriously check out her blog!) Anyway, a week or so ago we were hanging out and she was telling me about this barn that has a huge American flag painted on the back. She’s driven past a million times and always wanted to take photos there but has been too nervous to waltz up to the front door and ask.

Lucky for her, I have no such fear. And in return she offered to take pictures for me too! I found outfits for the kids at Kid to Kid. Going there saved me the trouble of searching Children’s Place or Gymboree but still letting me get something non-Walmart at a good price. Win!

My outfit on the other hand was a little harder to decide on. Oh a whim I grabbed a romper from Old Navy (me, a romper, what?!). I was certain that the dressing room mirror was deceiving me when I put it on and it not only looked ‘meh okay’ but it actually looked awesome. What?! That’s right you guys..I bought a romper. I actually kept the tag on it in preparation to return it cause really would I every wear it again?

But then I wore it for the photos and decided that it was so comfortable that I needed to keep it.

My contribution to the photo shoot was sparklers that honestly didn’t look as awesome as I was hoping. The early morning light probably had something to do with that. Hannah, on the other hand, brought these awesome huge bubbles which made for some amazing photos. And now I have to go buy some because my kids are officially obsessed, and I am too if we’re being totally honest.

We took the photos at 7am-ish and then I brought everyone home and fell into a coma while the kids watched TV. It was all totally worth it. Check it out for yourself.