Yellow is one of my favorite colors.

It hasn’t always been this way, but it has crept like a sneaky cat into my heart.

I can’t wear yellow (it makes me look jaundiced-shucks).

But I can decorate with yellow.

And I can photograph it. Remember this post? I was finally able to finish up the rest of the photos taken that afternoon.
Here they are.

Some extra deliciously yellow.

First up, Shane and Rachel snuggle.



He is over six feet tall. She is five-two.


Shane does the incredulous eyebrow. (I can do this too. So can our Dad. So can Drew.)


And my little brother, in one of his many many many sarcastic t-shirts.




And now, (rubbing my hands together with glee), its our turn.

Yes, I am about to show you a lot of pictures. But, you understand, i couldn’t narrow them down. There was something either big or small in each one that is special to me. I have been working on these off and on for about a week,  and every time I dig into them, I feel so good. I smile into my screen. My heart swells. I feel complete.

My children, while often causing my blood pressure to soar in unhealthy ways, take my breath away.


and this little one right here, the last one of the bunch, rounds our family out with just the right amount of sweetness.


and was the only one who stayed near me when i asked them to. the others ignored me and took off to play in the grass.


It took that, this and this…


To get to this:


They are all incredibly her, but that last one makes me well up with tears.

I lined all of us up…Shane took these.


I LOVE the candidness of that one, momma duck organizing her ducklings. And i LOVE the depth of field on this one.


From sweet to crazy in 0.0001 seconds flat.


I LOVE every expression in that one. Kenna’s arms up in the air! My beaver teeth! Nate trying to be cool. Anna watching what everyone else is doing. Drew’s sweet “okay, ill jump” face. Jeff’s notorious leap into the air.

Another complete and total head over heels jump up and down on my bed FAVORITE! (Rachel took these)


Then we plopped down in our nest of green and yellow. Having this interaction between all of us and Mckenna is priceless. We love to make her laugh. I can’t remember exactly what was said, but I am sure it was along the lines of “He was half dork, half boy. We called him … DREW!” (spy kids movie quote altered to suit our needs.)





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  1. Tara, these pics of your family are so great! You can just see how much love there is in your family. I love how the kids look up at you and your hubby so cool. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tara they are all so beautiful!!I Love them all and could not know which to choose to hang everywhere except for all of them….I’m so glad you posted them!!!

  3. Tara,
    I am SUCH a fan. You inspire me with your beautiful work. I love these family photographs. I have been wanting to do photos of my own family too, and these have given me some fun ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. I love your earrings…I have those too!

  4. Oh my word! These are absolutely breathtaking Belle! I am so glad you have them. Your hair is SO gorgeous! I love LOVE the sisters one! Don’t recall too many of just the two of them. So sweet. The ones of your bro and girl are beautiful as well. These make me miss your family so much! I love you.

  5. OH, Tara. These family photos are so so beautiful. I love the way you and your hubby are looking at eachother where you are all holding hands. I love love luuuurrrve them. Makes me want to be in your family. What a wonderful gift!

    Where do you shop for clothes? I love your style and I think you and I are built simlar. You always look full of color, spirit, and well, YOU. I love it.

  6. Hello! These pictures are beautiful. I was wondering, where is the location of this field of yellow flowers??? I live in the OC, and haven’t seen anything like that! Thank you! =)

  7. These photos are really beautiful. I wanted to ask you where this field of yellow flowers is located. The info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  8. Amazing shots! such a beautiful family :) I live in Orange County and have been going crazy trying to find a field like this! where is this location at? please help a girl out :)

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