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Family Photos 2013 | By Jennifer Roper Photography on Oh Lovely Day

Since Charlie was two weeks old, we’ve been lucky enough to have our wedding photographer and friend, Jennifer Roper, documenting our family. She took his newborn photos, 6 month photos, 18 month photos, 2 year photos, and now his 3 year photos. For this session, we wanted to start out with some in our new home because it has amazing light, and then move to one of Charlie’s favorite places, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). 

Family Photos 2013 | By Jennifer Roper Photography on Oh Lovely Day

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I loved this series of Charlie jumping on our bed and how much crazy fun he is having. Brilliant, and all Jennifer’s idea.

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I learned some important lessons in this photo shoot. 1. You can’t wear a high maintenance outfit when wrangling a toddler. My shirt wouldn’t stay tucked in, my skirt didn’t stay where I wanted it, and I seriously needed a stylist present to keep me looking good. Since I didn’t have one, I sort of hated how my outfit looked in a lot of the photos. 2. Don’t pick your kid’s favorite place for photos – he will only want to play, not get photos taken. Duh. 3. A meltdown will happen. Exhibit A:

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Luckily, this was at the end, though to be honest once we left the house he was really not into it. He had never been this difficult during family photos, but he has also never been so difficult in his life in general. The threes are so much more challenging than the twos! But if you want to authentically document that time, meltdowns should be included, right? And last but not least, one of my favorite shots – us just playing in “yellow noodles” at LACMA.

Fredrick Family Photos 2013 | By Jennifer Roper Photography on Oh Lovely Day

I can’t say enough how lucky we are to have these photos of our family. Many many thanks to Jennifer.

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{Credits} photos by Jennifer Roper / location: our home and LACMA / living room: eames-like chair from amazon, California string art from Ramble and Roost, painted antler from Made by Cassandra Smith, other mantle decor is vintage / bedroom: furlicious beanbag from PB Teen, tufted headboard from 55 Downing Street, polka dot sheets, dot throw pillow, and sequin pillow by Emily & Meritt for PB Teen, gold dots on wall from Walls by Mur /wardrobe: Chandra’s skirt and Charlie’s striped shirt: Splendid / Chandra’s shirt & Jonathan’s sweater: J.Crew / Charlie’s sweater & Jonathan’s sweater and tee shirt: Old Navy / Charlie’s vest: Target

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