Sunday, October 7, 2012

Meet the Autumn Family & a GIVEAWAY!

Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of photographing a family and preserving a memory!

 Meet my newest "clients" - Mr. and Mrs. Autumn and their five adorable children.  ;)

They were "referred" to me by Gemmie from gemmielou , and I am so glad they came my way!  They were so much fun to work with!

Here's mom and dad sneaking a kiss while the kids giggle in the background...

And here are the kids - with proud mom and dad looking on from a distance.

After our initial photo shoot - the Autumn family had a makeover...

And I was fortunate enough to be their photographer a second time, helping them showcase their new-found style and color!

The clothes are NOT painted on (with the exception of the boys' pants) but made from material I had left from another craft.  I thought it might be more fun to have the option of a change of clothes later on should Miss A wish to make some of her own outfits for them to wear.  

These clothes were sooooo simple to make.  I just measured and cut rectangles and then hot glued some very small pieces of velcro to both sides of the material so the clothes could be put on and taken off easily.  

I also cut little strips of felt for scarves and tied one around each doll to keep them toasty warm while we completed our photo shoot outdoors...

Here are those cute kids again!

And mom and dad sneaking another little moment together - look how in love they are!

Just the girls...

Just the boys...

A good portion of our photo shoot took place here in the Autumn family's backyard.  Lucky family - they even have their own apple tree!!!

I just love candids, so I snapped a few while they worked and played together...

A little good-natured wrestling in the leaves going on here...

I love this one of father and son working together...

The girls were busy as well, collecting some of their delicious red apples for cooking purposes later on.  Mrs. Autumn confided in me that she is a champion apple pie maker!  

It was fun spending part of a day with this amazing family, and I can't wait for them to meet my kids as well during our fall themed week!  (Actually, Miss A has already met them.  She discovered them before their makeovers were complete - and joyously began playing with them just as they were.)

I hope you've enjoyed these pictures from our fall photo shoot - every photographer should be so lucky to have such a great family to work with!  ;)

And now....the moment you've been waiting's GIVEAWAY TIME!

Gemmie from gemmielou has generously offered to GIVE AWAY one more paintable wooden doll family to one very fortunate reader!  There are several ways to earn entries - just take a look below!

Can't wait that long to see if you've won?  You want your own wooden doll family RIGHT NOW?  

I understand - they are just that cute!  :)  Click on over to Gemmie's etsy shop now to view her amazing selection of wooden dolls!

They are so affordable you might just want to weep for joy as you realize the possibilities and pick up several more for friends, family, Christmas gifts (these would make the cutest stocking stuffers), birthday gifts,  party favors, etc.

And don't even get me started on the homeschooling ideas...tot school, multicultural units (decorate one doll to represent each country you study), a family theme, an All About Me unit, community helpers, etc.  See, I told you not to get me started.  ;)
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  1. These are super cute! Scrolling through your photo shoot with them made me smile big time; looks like you really enjoyed it =) How do you have time to do so many cool things?

  2. Great photos of the dolls and so creative too. Thanks for sharing this give away with our readers on NOBH

  3. Our family loves wooden peg people, in fact I have a post scheduled for tomorrow about them :)
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  4. Oh I laughed when I saw this post! Love these pictures! What fun you must have had creating this! (found you thru Hip Homeschool Hop)

  5. Fun pictures. These would make for a fun family activity.

  6. Very cute and fun! But the rafflecopter isn't working. :(

  7. Awesome family pictures. Wish you could do ours again.