Long ago I was the nanny for Valerie and Julian’s family and we’ve remained very close through the years.  It’s hard to believe that the 5 month old baby girl I started with will be 10 in January!  Valerie called and asked if I would do the family Christmas card photo this year so I headed over on Friday evening for a quick shoot.  When I got out of the car, two real live cowboys greeted me, guns a blazing!

These guys make me so excited about having a boy of my own!  


Val is big on themed cards – can you tell? ;o)  Here are a couple of options – which one do you like best?





  1. Brandy Jackson on October 27, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I love the last one! What a great idea.

  2. brandie on October 27, 2008 at 9:07 am

    I would pick the last one. Cute!

  3. kelli on October 27, 2008 at 11:09 am

    so awesome! i like the last one too!

  4. Trisha on October 27, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I love the last one! Very nice work!

  5. brianne on October 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    hi friends. i like the last one because the little man in red is hamming it up…and the little mn in blue…oh gosh, he makes me laugh. so fun : )

  6. Amanda on October 28, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Oh my goodness! The youngest was a baby at your wedding! Has it been that many years? Oh, we are old.

  7. Melanie Watson on October 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    What a great Christmas Card those will make! Such a beautiful family.

  8. Aunt Tracy on October 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I so enjoyed seeing this family again Mel and Kayla won’t stop talking about Rose! I actually liked the second one best but all are great.

  9. mel on October 31, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Thanks everyone! Wow – we leave for Vegas and there’s so much blogging to catch up on! For the record, we ended up with a hibrid version of the two photos, taking Val’s head and the baby horse from the third image and putting them into the second image. Thanks for commenting! :o)

  10. david & kimi b ~ ohana photographers on November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    ah those are beyond cute!! beyond!

  11. Garrett on November 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    That last one is epic! Brilliant as always.

  12. david huitorel on November 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    i love the last one. great family picture :)

    david(from france)

  13. Jen VanSuydam on November 15, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    I absolutely love the last two… What an awesome idea! I just love it! :)

  14. Austin on November 16, 2008 at 1:33 am

    woah – check the sky and perfect lighting!!!!!!!!!! so nice!

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