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I am so excited to finally share these photos with you. These pictures were especially special for us as they were taken on Austin’s 1st birthday – the exact day (December 28)! The first set was taken at Poliwog Park and the second set were taken at Manhattan Beach. It’s kind of crazy to think that just one month ago we were on the beach… and now it’s 10 degrees in Kansas City. Anyhow, these photos were taken by the super talented Anna Delores Photography. For those in the LA & Ventura County area, I highly highly recommend her!







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I really LOVE how these turned out and I’m so happy that Austin was such a great sport that day!!  I definitely want to turn a photo or two of these into a canvas print and hang some others up on the walls in our house.  It’s so hard to pick a favorite though, which one do you like best?

48 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Marisa
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    My favourite is the one of you lifting Austin up on the beach with the beautiful sea behind you. I love that you take so many family portraits, it must be amazing to have photos of your family at different stages in Austin’s life.


  2. Avenue Ahline
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    amazing family pictures .. thanks for leaving a comment :)


  3. Jessi
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Aw, these are adorable!! Your little man is too cute! You have such a beautiful family and these photos turned out amazing!

  4. Franziska
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    I love the one of you and him far away with him in the air…and the 3rd to last one. you guys are adorable (and your hair looks really pretty here!)

  5. Alissa
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    I love all of them! Oh my gosh especially with him in the air!

  6. honeymyheart
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    these photos are so precious, and austin looks especially happy! i heart manhattan beach.

  7. Kathleen
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    These photos are too cute! You’re family makes me smile :) Looks like an absolutely wonderful day!

  8. Gracie
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    These are such gorgeous photos. As for a canvas that is a difficult decision. Maybe the one with the feet or with your back to the camera? And then any one of the family ones. Haha that is a hard decision. x

  9. Carly
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    You were like 10 minutes from my house!!! Next time you’re out here…..we need to get together! I love these, they look amazing!


  10. Jennifer
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    Such precious photos!

    xo Jennifer


  11. lindsay roberts
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    Such gorgeous photos sandy! Your so blessed!

  12. Stacey
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    I’m really close to here!! And safe to say I have never seen cuter pictures! :]

  13. Miny
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    Ahh~ these pics must be from the day I was talking to you when I went into labor and you were on your way to the photo shoot :) The photos turned out lovely! Love the one of all three of your feet and Austin’s lil hand in it =P

  14. Megan
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    These are TOO CUTE! You have a beautiful family :)

  15. heather
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    LOVE these pics!

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  16. Meg O.
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    These photos are just absolutely stunning!!!

  17. Always Maylee
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    These are the cutest pictures! Austin is adorable and totally stylish! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. Ms. Megan
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I LOVE these photos!!!

  19. Anngelik
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Beautiful pictures! You have a lovely family and your baby is adorable!


  20. Silvia
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Wow beautiful pictures! your baby is gorgeous! <3<3

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  21. Connie | Daydream In Color
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    So adorable!

  22. Amanda Cobb
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    I think my fav would be the one third up from the bottom (all 3 of you walking on the beach). But great pictures all around! :)

  23. whitney
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    such gorgeous photos! i will definitely remember this name if i ever need a photographer!

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  24. lelaniedenso @ tosewwithlove
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    how fun! your little man is so cute!

  25. Lena - @elenka29
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Soooo sweet. Do you have a family photographer who follows you? I struggle to get a picture of all of together

  26. emily @ anna delores
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Yay, I had so much fun photographing you three! You guys are amazing. And Austin was SUCH a good sport! Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your family, Sandy. It was a blast!

  27. Krysten
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    These are SO CUTE Sandy, I love them!

  28. Sophie
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Sandy, these pictures are phenomenal!! What a lovely family you have and your little guy is so cute :) I love the picture where he is all nestled against is daddy’s chest, precious.



    Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Aww, so adorable, I love the foot/sand photos. :)/Madison

  30. Jenna Wood
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    What great family moments captured on film- I especially like the ‘bank’ shot in the playground!

  31. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    So many darling poses. I love the ones of the feet. The ones of the you looking at austin and the corresponding one of your husband looking at Austin are my absolute favs.

  32. Evani
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    These photos are absolutely stunning Sandy! I love the one of your backs with the pier, I think it’s such a beautiful moment to capture. Emily is amazing and I can’t wait to shoot with her!!!!!

  33. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love the one of all your toes on the beach. Too cute!

  34. Sarah
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, these photos are SO ADORABLE. The photographer did an amazing job capturing these moments, I can’t wait to have a photo-shoot with my kid LOL :)

    The Weekend Diary

  35. Sarah
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    You guys look like a model family, seriously, these could be some sort of ad pictures! I love everything, from your outfits to your poses!

  36. mel
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    The photos are so cute. You guys are on beautiful family!

  37. Lauren
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    Gorgeous pictures, you have such a sweet son! I love the photos of the foot prints in the sand, and you, your husband and Austin walking in the sand


  38. sooki
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Awwww love the family toesies!

  39. thehautecookie
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    you look so pretty sandy! what a beautiful family~~ happy bday austin!!! xO!

  40. Olga
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Beautiful family! Austin is so cute!


  41. Miss Emily K
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    oh my gosh these pictures are so cute!!!!

  42. ilene
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    oh wow – these are all so fun and just plain gorgeous! one of my fave photo shoots that you guys have done yet!

  43. Lauren
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    These are just stunning photos! You have the sweetest little family ever and your son is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. It is great seeing what a wonderful family life you have xo

  44. Georgianna
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    Happy Birthday again to sweet Austin. Just love seeing these photos of you three together, Sandy!

    Hope your year has gotten off to a wonderful start.

    hug to you,


  45. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Such beautiful photos! I love Austin’s smile, you looked beautiful (hair so lovely curled) and if I had to pick one to print on canvas, it’d definitely be one where the fam is walking on the beach, or a close up of just the feet. Austin’s feet are yummy enough to eat!

  46. Miki
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    What a cute photo shoot!

  47. Cat Williams
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Omg what a precious photoshoot!! Love this :)

    xoxo, Cat

  48. skippee
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:00 am

    These photos are amazing! You look so pretty!!! Love how cute and happy Austin looks!! One of my favorite sessions you guys have ever done!

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