Fall Family Photos 2018 + The Season of Thankfulness










 
We've been taking our family photos in November for a few years now. Maybe one day I'll do a "watch our family grow" post; that would be fun! I love seeing how our family has grown in numbers, but also in love, each year. When we were newly weds, we had the world at our feet... everything to look forward to, and endless possibilities (and sleep!). We had big hopes and dreams for our family, and I'm so happy to say that where we are today has surpassed anything I could have ever imagined. A beautiful home with my handsome husband (who grew his hair out for me, which was honestly one of my biggest dreams! haha) A sweet and caring daughter and the cutest chubby-cheeked son. I get to blog, which is one of my biggest passions. I'm eternally grateful and thankful for these blessings in my life. As we approach Thanksgiving, I can't fail to mention my appreciation for all that we have. 

I've been fashion blogging again for a little over a year now, and the sentiment I often come across on social media is one of entitlement and self-service. It saddens me that this is where a lot of bloggers are, because I honestly do wish everyone could be just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. I see these beautiful instagram feeds with the perfect colors, flowers, shoes, and jewelry, only to discover that the person behind that feed is greedy, manipulative, and entitled. It really takes away from the magic of what this can be. I don't know where those feelings come from, but I have a feeling it's not from a place of gratitude. I would encourage everyone, not only during this season, but always, to really take a look around at what you have. Be thankful. Be grateful. Tell the people in your life you love them, and you value their love and company. Spread kindness and positivity and watch your life change for the better. 
Happy Holidays, my loves! I'm also so very thankful for you, this holiday season! 
Jessica
  1. Love these photos! You have such a beautiful family!

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    1. Thank you so much, Felicity! Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Being grateful is so important. Thanks for the reminder and love all of these family shots!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathrine! Hope you're having a productive Monday!

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  3. You have such a heart of gold, Jessica!! I love to read your thoughts, and your family is so precious!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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    1. I definitely need these reminders, for myself sometimes! Thank you for the sweet words, Jodie!

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  4. I LOVE these family pics, Jessica! Y'all are so adorbs!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Vanessa! Hope you're having a great Monday!

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  5. aww these photos are so cute!!! :)

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  6. These family photos turned great! I know you mentioned it was quite the production, but with these photos you would have could tell. And I totally feel ya about the blogger space. It does make me said and I'm glad to know I'm not alone in this!

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    1. Oh definitely! Thank you so much, Rach, that means a lot to me!

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  7. Such a happy and lovely family photos. Nice on you to remain thankful and grateful inside. I'm thankful too that I get to do blogging on top of my 9-5 job and serving my growing family. I can see some of those instagrammers mentioned, too bad they give more importance to the numbers than staying beautiful inside. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

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    1. Thank you, Mercy! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, as well!

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  8. What a beautiful family <3

    Federica
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    1. Thanks, Federica! Hope you're having a great week so far!

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  9. YOu have such a cute family and these family pictures are perfect.
    Really cute my dear.
    I hope to have such a perfect family one day too :)

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    1. We're far from perfect, but they're my pride and joy, that's for sure! Thank you so much, Amely!

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  10. Amazing photo selection.
    xx
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  11. What a beautiful family. Love you photos dear, your little kids are sooo adorable!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. You have such a beautiful family! Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
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    1. Thank you so much! The lights of my life! Hope you have a lovely day too!

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  13. I was so looking forward to your family pics this year, Jessica! And, WOW, your family is beautiful! The lighting was so perfect in these shots and it appears your babies cooperated with the poses. Ha! :) I love your dress too! So pretty! Oh my goodness, we all have so much to be grateful for! I do know what you mean about social media. I get so tired of the follow/unfollow game...I just wish people were more genuine. But...like you, I try to be kind and humble. And I always thank God for His blessings in my life. :)

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    1. A breath of fresh air, Lizzy! Hope you're having a great week so far! Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful words!

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  14. You have a very beautiful family, my dear. Congratulations! A life full of happiness for you and your whole family. As always you are very elegant. I'm delighted with this gorgeous dress.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Filipe! I hope you're having a great week, so far!

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  15. Aww the photos are wonderful!!
    You have a beautiful family.
    Those kids are sooo adorable.

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  16. Awww, these are such cute family photos!

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  17. Awww, such an amazing family.i really love your pictures./the kids are so so so cute:-)
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  18. What a sweet post! You are an adorable family and it's great you have these photos to treasure each year! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week :)

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    1. Yes! I love doing family photos, even though they're challenging! Hope you're having a nice week too!

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  19. Lovely Family dear.

    Alisha
    www.alishasamson.blogspot.com

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  20. cute kids, a handsome husband and happy family.

    have a great day

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  21. You have a beautiful family. Loved your pictures..

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