I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again! Fall is here, which means the holidays are around the corner! Every year around this time we schedule our family photos. We usually use a few of the photos from this session for our holiday card which I try my best to get out the first week of December (more to come on that in a few weeks!).

This year we worked with the amazingly talented Sana Ahmed for our photos. Sana specializes in family, maternity, newborn, and child photography and when she first reached out to me, I was immediately drawn to her style. I love her aesthetic and how she captures authentic, candid moments. I also love that she offers a full consultation and styling session prior to the shoot. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when she told me this because naturally, as a fashion blogger, I am pretty picky about what I wear! But she knew my style and she brought me some really gorgeous options to choose from for our shoot. In less than half an hour, we had the entire family’s outfits figured out! We chose a beautiful and flowy dress for me which I absolutely loved the color of! The girls’ dresses were just stunning and they were also pulled from her studio wardrobe. We decided on neutral sweaters and khakis for the boys.

Now that outfits were done, I had to be sure I could get my crew to be on their best behavior. She assured me not to worry about the little ones, so I just let her work her magic…she even came with a box of treats to reward them along the way. And she needed them too, because let me tell you that getting a photo of all five of us looking in the same direction is near impossible!!! Lots of personalities to work with here…but she did it!

I am SO thrilled with the way she captured our family in this year’s photos and I wanted to share some of the images with you all. You can really see each of the kids personalities in these photos. I love having all of the digital images and I want to order some fine art prints and albums from Sana so that I can keep these forever!!!

Thank you so much Sana for these lifelong memories!

Ok, and here’s another exciting part of all of this! Sana Ahmed Photography is going to give one of YOU a free session with her! Be sure to see my latest Instagram post on how to enter. If you are in Austin or willing to travel to Austin, this one is for you!