A couple of months ago we invited one of our favorite photographers (Jen of She Saw Things) to come over to our home and take some candid family shots of us. For about two hours, we went about doing our family thing while Jen took photos. You guys. I personally don’t love being photographed. But I DO love capturing moments of time in our family, and I DO love the afterglow effect that always happens. And I Do love Jen’s style of capturing joy, and everyday moments. And so we’ve committed ourselves to a family shoot every year.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite captures from our session together.  Love, love, love!




Thank you, Jen!!!!!!

Also, I’m feeling compelled to say this: I’ll never forget the first time I worked with a photographer. I wrote about the experience (and shared the photos here). There is a real magic that happens when we allow ourselves to be SEEN by another person in this very specific way. There is acceptance of our insecurities, compassion for our bodies, and an unveiling of the kind of bravery, joy, and tenderness that lives in our hearts that somehow, magically, gets revealed in photos. It is not comfortable, but for me it’s been a way toward seeing myself, really seeing myself and accepting her with all of my heart.

PS: Below are few older posts that share other shoots and the slowly but surely way of learning to see, accept, and celebrate :
That time I really began to feel good in my skin and I was photographed at about 7 months pregnant.
That time True was 3 months old and we were brand new parents.
When True was four and we our first family shoot with Jen Downer.
Learning the gift of taking selfies. 

Big love,

 

 

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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