Year six

***all photos in this post by Dawn M. Gibson Photography

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably sick of seeing these, ha! But I cannot stop staring at these, and I always share my favorites here every year, too. So enjoy!

all photos in this post by Dawn M. Gibson Photography

P.S …..

+ this set was taken at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY

+ My sweater is Forever21, my jeans are my handmade Megan Nielsen Patterns Dawn jeans (see post), My booties are from Target, Penny’s dress and headband is Nelly Lou, Penny’s boots are from Target too.

+ See past years family photos here.

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Family photos // Year 5

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all photos by Stephanie Rita Photography

You would never know it from these photos, but Penny was very uncooperative for this session. Taking photos with toddlers is no joke. But Stephanie worked some serious magic! I couldn't be happier with how they turned out, and she looks like such an angel haha. 

P.S - I made my dress and Penny's top. My dress is Simplicity 8341. Her top is a mishmash/self drafted kinda thing. 

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YEAR FOUR

I swear, our photos with Dawn get better and better each year! We had our family photos taken last month on my Dad's property. It's the same location we used for our engagement session, so it was only fitting that we used it again for our first set as a family of three! Penny was all smiles all morning, but then was pretty straight faced every time the camera was in front of her. Ha, of course! But she ended up sneaking in a few smiles for us. I just can't stop staring at her #allthehearteyes

All photos by Dawn M Gibson Photography

P.S - my dress is old Anthropologie from a few years ago, and Penny's romper is Old Navy. Wrap is a Solly Baby Wrap!

YEAR TWO // PART ONE

Back in July, Boo and I had some portraits taken for our two year anniversary. I was anticipating the perfect blue sky, sunny summer day. But instead it rained and was windy and foggy. I was more than a little disappointed. At first. But it cleared up just in time, and turned out to be absolutely perfect. Needless to say, I am IN LOVE with them. Because Dawn is amazing. She did our one year photos, too, remember?

all images by Dawn M. Gibson Photography

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSAY SHOOT, PART TWO

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So I had originally planned for a super snowy, winter wonderland setting for this shoot. And it seemed it was going to happen - Buffalo had gotten sooo much snow in the week leading up to our date. And then the day before…. it warmed up to 60 degrees and all melted away. So instead of a winter wonderland, we were instead left with a few small patches of wet snow and some left over snow banks. But we made the most of it, pretending those snow banks were real mountains of snow, instead :). I actually think it still came out nicely. 

Of course, it snowed again right after the shoot. Typical. 

To see the first half of the shoot, see yesterdays post. 

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*** all photos by Dawn M. Gibson Photography ***

my outfit:

cardigan: handmade (pattern and fabric)

snood: ASOS

hat: Urban Outfitters

glasses: Warby Parker

belt: Target

jeans: Old Navy

boots: Lulu’s

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOOT // PART ONE

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We took these photos just a couple of days before Christmas, while we were home for the holidays. Yeah, our anniversary is in July. But I am so determined to have yearly anniversary photos taken, that I’m just going to go ahead and call this the one year shoot. Even if it was 5 months late. 

Our photographer, Dawn, did such an amazing job! And I’m horrible at narrowing photos down for a post, especially when I have almost 200 awesome ones. So I’m just going to go ahead and split this into two posts. Because I can. Check back tomorrow for the second half!

This first set was taken around town in East Aurora, NY, which is so quaint and cute. Even though we had to change plans at last minute (oh, mother nature), this urban setting was a perfect substitute to the winter wonderland we originally had planned. 

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*** all photos by Dawn M. Gibson Photography***

My outfit:

coat: Target

dress: Target

glasses: Warby Parker

hat: Anthropologie

gloves: Target

booties: borrowed from my Mom’s closet. Ralph Lauren, I think?