Hello, Friends! How are you? Are you ready for this weekend? Last weekend, the amazing Wendy of Blue Lily Photography came to our home here in Normandy, and we did the funnest family photo shoot. And today I have pictures to share! I’m so excited!!
Ben Blair and I found a little vintage car to rent for the shoot, put everybody in their Christmas finery and set out on a country road near our home. Then, Wendy worked her magic. And I LOVE how the pictures turned out!! I’ve included 10 of my favorites here. While I grin and grin at that cute car (and those cute kids!), here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:
– Christmas isn’t Christmas without a reading of Six to Eight Black Men.
– Love this Kirtsy slideshow. Am I the last to know about glass straws?
– Gingerbread trees.
– My picks for frame-worthy calendars.
– Hot pink.
– This talk blew my mind.
– Thank you, Disney!
– Instead of bows.
I also write for Babble. Here are this week’s posts:
– Ready for New Year’s? Here are 25 sparkly pieces to inspire your party outfit.
– What’s the cleverest holiday card you received this year?
– Made of 100% wool with interchangeable clothes. So cute.
– Decoration that will make you want to party!
– A gorgeous new online magazine all about entertaining.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Merry Christmas! I’ll mostly be off next week but will definitely check in with a post or two. I’ll meet you back here soon. I miss you already!
P.S. — Don’t stress, it’s all staged, I promise! We didn’t really drive around town with the kids on the car. : ) See the photos in bigger sizes here.
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The family pictures are fantastic!
WHAT!!?? Those are so awesome!!! I had to share on my FB; you just put my somewhat creative card to shame. Merry Christmas!!
Absolutely gorgeous pictures.
Also, to let you know that I linked to several of your links on my own blog – I hope that’s alright! Full credit was given to Design Mom, of course – http://pencilsandwhatnot.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/last-minute-presents/ (apologies again for leaving a link on your blog).
Have a lovely Christmas,
love them! especially the one of you all holding hands behind the car. well done blairs + bluelilies!
Those are the cutest photos ever! lovely, fun and colourful! Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family.
Fun and fantastic! Perfect. Merry Christmas!
Absolute perfection! Love love love!
oh my–how cute are these…..just darling.
well done. can we see a close up on the outfits, because i’m sure they are as stunning as always.
I adore Wendy & Tyler’s work. This is no exception-tres chic and tres cute.
I love number 9 – the sideways car with the everyone – just love it!
Peace on earth all – it begins with us!
Love the Christmas pictures! Joyeux Noel!
Love this…Merry Christmas!
The pictures are beyond adorable!!!! You are a master planner of family photo scenes. Just gorgeous!
And that TED talk…amazing!!! Had to share it on fb.
Oh my goodness I LOVE your Christmas photos! They are brilliant, you guys look like an ad!:) Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas holiday:)
I love the photos!
Your photos are the very best ones I have seen! What fun for the whole family!
Love the color palette: bits of red, gray, and white but not matchy-matchy! What a treasure to have photos like that of your family! Happy Holidays!!!
Wow, some great links! The Sedaris piece had me in stitches – so good. And the Disney piece… thank you indeed, Disney. And thank YOU for supporting it!
Your pictures are fantastic. Merry Christmas!
So stylin’, I LOVE it!! Merry Christmas, Blairs!
Wow! Cutest Christmas pictures EVER!
Are you even kidding me??!! How on earth does everything you do just get better and better and more creative! I love these and I think they are the perfect memory for your French Christmas! Joyeaux Noel!
AHHH. Those are amazing and will be even more amazing in twenty years when your looking back at them. Soo soo cool. Merry Christmas.xo
What a delightful photo shoot! Wishing the Blair family a very merry Christmas!
Can your family adopt me and my family? Seriously, how fun! LOVE the photos!!
Oh, love the photos! Adorable.
Awesome car – awesome photos! Have to vote with you all holding hands tailing the car as the best overall. Love some of the car window shots, but then you don’t see the whole family. The fact you can all get in a vintage car is an amazing feat in and of itself! Happy Holidays!
We read that Sedaris essay out loud every Christmas Eve.
These are adorable! I love the one where everyone is holding hands!
What beautiful family photos, Gabrielle! Wow! Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)
Amazing! So creative. What an awesome and fun group of photos. Really well done! Merry Christmas. :)
Oh goodness…the one of baby June hanging on at the end of the line is pure perfection…
What great pictures! Merry Christmas!
Beautiful colors, Gabrielle, and the landscape looks magic!!
Beautiful family and lovely photos! I love everything from the car to the presents on top of the car. And, it looks like you all had fun during the photo shoot. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
These are AWESOME!!
cant get over the deliciousness of all of this. yummy, yummy, perfect! miss you!
LLLLOOOOVE those family photos!! Aren’t those awesome?! How creative!
So great, I didn’t think you could top the Central Park shoot and you just did.
Fabulous photographs. What a lot of fun it looks.
Merry Christmas, Blair family. I’m already missing all of you!
You’re photos are magical! Also, thank you so much for the Disney link. I am LDS, and homosexuality is a divisive issue among church members (as I’m sure you know). The basic virtues of compassion and Christ-centered love get lost in the arguing. Thanks for bringing it back to what’s really important.
wow! i guess you gonna print them huge and display. they are fantastic!
These are the cutest funniest and merriest pictures I’ve seen. I’m sharing with my readers. Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family!
Oh, so gorgeous. GORGEOUS!!!
Merry Christmas to you all!
The pictures are fun, fun, fun. Christmas Blessings to your family.
LOVE the pictures! So fun and playful! Do you all really fit in the car??
We did a car themed family Christmas photo this year too! Ours was built around the teal blue 1960’s station wagon that my husband refurbished. You can see the results on my blog http://lydiaburchett.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-weekends-griswald-family-pictures.html?m=1
Did you post about that David Sedaris essay last Christmas? I listened to his reading on YouTube. The TED talk was amazing and I loved the Disney video. Thank you for the comedy, technological inspiration and heartwarming videos/messages all in one post. Perfect clips for my Christmas eve morning in bed. Merry Christmas!