I’ve been realizing that my blog represents a convenient dichotomy – though inherently personal, I often don’t show too much of my life here with the exception of my daily outfits and sewing adventures. So, while you have a glimpse into my day to day, some of the most important things in my life rarely get to meet these cyber pages.

On our recent trip back home to the States, my sister, armed with determination, decided it was high time for a family photo shoot. It’s so rare that we’re all in the same country. So we all downed several coffees (some of us jet-lagged folks sculled a few more than others), I sported a vintage 1950’s Lanz dress I had picked up from Trove Vintage Boutique in Seattle, and rallied. Our amazing photographer, Michelle of M. Davidson-Schapiro Photography, traversed the bumpy, winding roads out to Hardwick to capture us at our happy moments, our silly moments, our laugh out loud moments.

As you haven’t met most of them yet, here is our Cast of Characters: My mom Leslie, my sister Kristyl, her husband Ian and my favorite little person in the world Brynn (who made her debut on the blog here). And then the Man Behind the Blog Camera, Mr. Dressed himself!

Ladies and gents, meet my awesome family:

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What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
George Eliot

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They all doubted we would get this shot… (P.S. Nailed it)

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Then the boys had to try to one-up us… They did ok. For amateurs.

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Teaching my mom the Blogger Pose

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Every family has that one crazy person. Look around. If you don’t spot them,
it’s you.

There is nothing like being surrounded by the people who know you best. Who love you best. A perfect mixture of the family you were born into and the family you made, who miraculously all like to be around each other. These turned out to be some of my favorite photos of my family of all time – because they are so inherently US. We’re pretty unabashedly silly on the best of days. But get us together, and we just can’t keep from cracking up.

If any of you are in the New England area and are looking for an amazing photographer, I can’t recommend Michelle enough. Not only are her photos beautiful, but she managed to capture the little moments. The ones where you don’t realize someone is watching. The parts of your family that you want to look back on and remember.

I hope you enjoyed meeting my family. I hope someday I get to meet yours.

 

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Dress: Trove Vintage Boutique (similar modern and vintage herehere & here)
Necklace: Stolen from my sister (similar)
Belt: Alannah Hill (similar herehere)
Shoes: Gift, Mix No. 9 (similar here & here)
Family: Homemade & Priceless

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