Fall Photo Session!

I have said it before, and I will say it again, Amanda Baloun Photography knocks it out of the park. No really. Having known Amanda since she was in elementary school, knowing her background, her passions, and what makes this girl who she is makes it so much fun to get together every few months to take family pictures with her. My husband is a self proclaimed hater of photo sessions. He cannot see the reason or justification in paying someone else to take pictures of our family. After Jackson’s newborn session, he was not happy with now our baby was manipulated, twisted, and turned, all for the sake of a photo op. Of course, the newborn portraits are beautiful and I treasure them, but some battles aren’t worth the fight. For some reason, though, that rough and tough man of mine loves Amanda. Like, where with any other photo session I practically have to drag him to, but when I say we are going to take pictures with Amanda he doesn’t fight me at all. And that man loves to fight, if only for the sake of a debate (did I marry my father?…)
Anyway, about a month ago, I told Mike all I wanted for our two year anniversary (besides him taking me out for dinner child free, of course) was to take some family portraits. No gifts, no trips to Minneapolis for a show or to watch a game, just pictures. Easy enough, right?
We met up with Amanda on a Saturday evening, and despite the chilly temperatures for the past few weeks that are the picture perfect description of fall in Minnesota, that Saturday was warm. Like, mid-seventies at 5pm warm. We all sacrificed for the sake of the photos though and rocked our sweaters that were much more fitting for cooler temps. And it was worth it, because I literally die when I look at these pictures. I hate being that mom that brags about how cute she thinks her kid is, but I mean…come. on. Jackson has some swag and knows how to work the camera. Every photo session is 100% worth it when we have the most perfect images capturing exactly who our baby boy is at that special season of life, because us moms learn fast just how fleeting those precious moments truly are.

Don’t mind my 40 year old son in this picture. Just posing for GQ.

 These boys are lifelong best friends already.

 Can’t you literally just read his mind thinking ‘mama, puh-leasee’

 ^This is one of my absolute favorites^

My biggest problem with these pictures is that I literally cannot pick a favorite, there are too many that I love! I am so grateful and blessed to have these two handsome men in my life. Happy fall, y’all! 
I am linking up today with Holly and Jenn today!

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    October 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness! These are so presh! What a great photo session! You little boy is the cutest 🙂

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    October 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    These are all absolutely gorgeous, perfect photos!! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Jessi and I!

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    October 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, this post is perfection. I love all the emotions captured in the pictures and your color scheme is fabulous! <3

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    Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    October 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    ummm these are simply perfect!! Thanks for linking up today! xo

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