January 20, 2010

TJ, Mary & Elise

Last weekend, I met up with my cousin TJ and his wife and daughter at the square in downtown McKinney. If you've followed any of my wedding planning adventures, all of them should look familiar. TJ played guitar for our ceremony processional, Elise was my flowergirl, and Mary was all sorts of helpful throughout, including accompanying me on my bridal portraits and helping with set-up on the day of.

We had originally planned to shoot some family photos for their 2009 Christmas card, but weather and other unforeseen circumstances delayed our shoot until the new year. Ah well, family photos are great at any time of year!

TJ, Mary & Elise

Cute family, or cutest family ever?

Elise

I realize I'm biased, but Elise was definitely the cutest flowergirl I've ever encountered. She just turned 5 a few months ago. I attended her birthday party that had animatronic dinosaurs and pie. Girl after my own heart.

Elise

Elise

TJ & Elise

It makes me so happy seeing my cousin with his daughter.

Elise

Love, love, love that bench!

Elise

Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

There's a whole lot of laughing in this family.

TJ, Mary & Elise

Ha! Such a classic facial expression here. "Do Not Want" seems to be its message.

TJ, Mary & Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

Elise comes by her silliness quite naturally.

TJ, Mary & Elise

Mary & Elise

This photo makes me smile not only for the sweet look from momma to daughter, but also because I know that Elise's mischievous grin is a prelude to her trying to warm her hands inside her mom's collar.

TJ, Mary & Elise

The love in their relationship is so evident. There are a few couples in my life that inspire my husband and I in our own relationship, and they are definitely among them.

TJ & Mary

TJ, Mary & Elise

Oh, to be 5 again.

TJ, Mary & Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

Yup. Silliness abounding. Do you like TJ's James Dean impersonation? Apparently Elise does!

TJ, Mary & Elise

Elise

I giggle every time I flip back and forth between these 2 photos. Thinking about being silly, BEING SILLY, thinking about being silly, BEING SILLY. I could do it all day.

TJ & Mary (and Elise of course!) I had a fantastic time wandering around the square with you and then dinner was lovely as well. See? I'm true to my word. No scandalous photos anywhere. I'll see you all soon, with about a hundred more photos in tow.

Love,
Mary

4 comments:

lynninlove Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:51:00 PM CST  

Oh, these pictures of Elise are too cute!!

Anonymous Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:15:00 AM CST  

Love, love, love and love. Did I mention that I love these pics? Can't wait to put them all over our house. You are certainly talented! We loved the shoot and the dinner after was purely a bonus for us.

Regina Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 9:06:00 PM CST  

Wow! What a beautiful example of a wonderful family photo shoot!

MCH Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:05:00 AM CST  

Cool shoot. I like the one with the shadows! And the sunny ones, nice use of existing light!

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