We took family photos! And no one was blinking! Or crying! Or picking their nose!

by Jo on December 11, 2012

Our family had a photo session last Saturday and thanks to our amazingly talented and patient photographer – Melody Calvert - we ended up with a a bunch of pictures where we’re all looking at the camera. At the same time!!

Taking great pictures of a special needs family can be challenging but Melody truly made it seem effortless. She was so thoughtful and really wanted to make sure that Andrew was comfortable and safe, which made us all very happy.

And she captured that happiness perfectly, don’t you think?

From left: Andrew, Michael, Jo, and Ian. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

 

 

My heart. From left, Ian and Andrew. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

Melody captured some priceless moments for us. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

 

Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

My handsome Ian. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

 

This could be super creepy if it wasn't so freaking cute. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert

I absolutely LOVE this picture. It captures the way we feel about Andrew perfectly. He works so hard to communicate with us and we are over the moon about his continued progress. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert Photography

 

The family that laughs together, stays together, and we laugh a lot. Photo courtesy Melody Calvert

If you’re in the Orange County area, I can’t stress enough how fabulous Melody Calvert is. We’ve found our family photographer and I can’t wait to book our next session!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne Spence December 11, 2012 at 2:47 am

So wonderful! These pictures made me tear up!

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Jo December 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

aww, thanks Anne!

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ohmommy December 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

LOVE this. All of it. Handsome boys. Loving family. Laughter. Love. LOVE!

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Jo December 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

The photog did a great job and was so patient with Andrew, who was in a great mood that day. The stars were aligned……

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Aggie December 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I wish I could have been there to “hhhhharold” it up for Andrew! You all look beautiful! And i’ll keep Melody in mind, hehe. Love you guys!

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Jo December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Thank you so much Aggie for saying I look like a supermodel! That is so kind and sweet of you!

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Terri DuLong December 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Absolutely gorgeous family photos! You have a beautiful family and what a treasure these will be in the years to come. Thanks for sharing!

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Magda Pomichowski December 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hi Jo, I haven’t seen you guys in forever and I cannot believe how grown up and handsome Ian is! WOW! You guys look great. Hope you all have a fabulous holiday! xoxo Magda

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kahlijr December 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Beautiful family photos!

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Marilyn Armstrong December 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I don’t know if you’ve already gotten a Blog of the Year 2012, but even if you have, you can get lots of these and each time, you just add another star. So here’s a star for your walk of fame — http://teepee12.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/blog-of-the-year-2012/ — on this strange morning.

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