Friday, February 10, 2012

family portraits: behind the scenes

hello all.

sorry i have been away so long.

i have been resting. sort of. have also been helping super husband to build a brand new super dream kitchen prior to the arrival of our new bean. super. exciting.

a few weeks shy of the holidays, i called my dad on a whim and asked if he could meet ryan, oliver and i at my very favorite photo spot (you may recognize this georgetown gem from the super fabulous harding family portraits) to shoot some mclaughlin family photos. because he is the very best, he agreed to the last minute adventure.  in true mclaughlin fashion, we served him up with a few fun family portrait session challenges....

and came up with a few images 

where two of three were paying attention:

where one was checking out a choo choo train (much more interesting than a lens after all):

where there was a major blinking issue. (ryan is NOT going to love that i posted this. couldn't resist as i find it incredibly awesome how twinsies they are in this pic):

where someone started to lose patience:

and then someone was done. totally done:

and hungry.

despite the challenges,  daddy-o captured the story of our family georgetown adventure beautifully and we ended up with a ton of priceless treasures, both candid and posed, all completely awesome. 


thank you, thank you dad for your incredible talent and creativity (and patience)!
you are the very best. 



p.s. family portrait sessions are my fave to shoot. they are totally rad adventures.  if you need some new, fresh portraits for your collection, contact me. would love to play!

p.s.s.  so excited for my next post, to properly introduce you to the stars of my most recent family portrait session fun...

p.s.s.s.  my bump has gotten much bigger. just a couple of weeks to go...  ;)

"you're only given a little spark of madness.  you mustn't lose it." - robin williams


  1. Oooh Nik- Thank you so much for posting the blinking photo! It made me smile and chuckle for atleast a couple minutes. Dad got some sweet shots. AND your belly is so cute. Don't ya love striped maternity shirts? Love you!

  2. Love the blooper pics! You guys are too adorable. Dad did a great job. Can't wait for your next round of pics to include the new little bebe!

  3. I feel like I didn't thank-you enough for my baby Jakob's photo shoot. I really really love the pictures!! He turns a year old next month and I can't believe how fast it's gone by. I'd love to learn more about your pricing because I'd like some family photos done this spring or summer. Congratulations to you! Your family is beautiful. Good luck with your little one on the way!

  4. Loved this post Nikki! So many shots are needed to find the special ones, and sometimes the ones that you think are working end up being the best in the end. Loved the close up one of Oliver standing between the two of you. And I just have to say you are "Belly Beautiful" Hope you are feeling well.