When Casey got married Mrs. Charlotte really wanted a picture of our entire family. There were TONS of AMAZING pictures from that day (which I PROMISE I’m going to sort through and post some eventually…there are just, for real, tooooo many good ones to sort through so I keep putting it off!) but with three toddlers and an infant it was tough to get a group photo of ALL of us where everyone was looking at the camera and happy about it. It got us brainstorming and for Mother’s Day we all chipped in and bought Mrs. Charlotte a gift certificate from Captured By Colson. We scheduled an early morning (7:45 am!!!) session with her with the goal of getting as many family photos as possible. The wedding was obviously allllll about Casey and Jordan (as it should be!) but this photo session was allll about Mrs. Charlotte and capturing every single picture combination of our family that she could ever want.
HUGE thanks to Lindsay as she was SO patient with us. And with our longggg list of picture combos we wanted 😉 When us girls went on our beach trip we made it our mission to find color coordinating outfits for everyone to wear. We didn’t want the typical white shirt and jeans thing. Mrs. Charlotte bought Brittlynn a PRECIOUS outfit that had all the colors we thought would be perfect for our shoot (we wanted to go with browns for Mrs. Charlotte’s living room and also to fit the scenery), so we took that with us and hunted around Jacksonville until we found something for each of us to wear. All 14 of us were beautifully coordinated, if I do say so myself 😉
Mrs. Charlotte also got to pick the location of the shoot. She decided to have it out on the farmland she and Mr. Rusty own. It’s a special place to them (Mrs. Charlotte grew up on the property and it’s where Mr Rusty happened to “break down” and needed a ride from her over 30 years ago…where their love story began!) and made for a beautiful backdrop!
Since there are SO many AWESOME pictures…I’m dividing them all up. First up are all the pics of just the adults. We actually took these last in the order of things as we wanted to get the kids all done first while they were happy 😉 And just so you know you can click on ALL of these pics to make them bigger!
Trey and Jolee are Mrs. Charlotte’s sisters children. Trey is now living with Mr. Rusty and Mrs. Charlotte and Jolee lives with Mema (Mrs. Charlotte’s mom) so they are just as much a part of our crew now too 😉
Father and Son…and best friends 🙂
(and yes, my husband is SO SKINNY now!!!)
Most of our crew was on Day 11 of their 24 Day Challenges (Mr. Rusty, Mrs. Charlotte, Courtney, Casey, Jordan and Zach!). We all kept saying how nice it was to feel CONFIDENT during the pictures. I loved that the shirt I bought to wear for the pics was TOO BIG on me and that I didn’t even have to wear any shape wear under it 😉 I kept saying “I love feeling skinny!” haha. This was not even the halfway point of their challenges and everyone had already lost weight. And they all have lost even MORE weight since these were taken! Hopefully I can get some after pics from everyone to share 😉
Daddy and Daughters
Ignore my hair in most of these…the humidity RUINED it! SO sad!!!
This made me laugh out loud…
I LOVE these!!! Going up on our photo wall in our living room FOR SURE
The original 5 🙂
And now it’s 8 🙂
Jordan requested the “silly pictures”
I love how Mr. Rusty’s “silly” face is a frown?
Mrs Char and her three daughters
I LOVE all the hand holding 🙂
Zach was in a SUPER silly mood all morning obviously…
How sweet is Zach? He said “I want a picture of Mom kissing me on the cheek!”
The big kids!
I mean a picture of us “in-laws” may not have been on the list…but we totally needed one together 😉
Isn’t Courtney SO photogenic?!?!
I love love love this 🙂
We rarely get pics of just the two of us 🙂
My fav of us!
The newlyweds 😉
The quilt we used for many of the photos was made by Mrs. Charlotte’s grandmother…so special!
Blogger uploaded these in a random order…and I’m much too laze to bother fixing them 😉
Brother and Sister!
Many, MANY more are coming up so get ready!!!
I keep trying to leave a message and for some reason it goes away. So I am sorry if you see another message from me. Anyways. Sunday night I ordered the 24day challenge. But I need to know what to do after the 24days are up. Do you have any good advise to keeping it off, what you eat and drink during the days or anything?? My order should be here the 12th(tomorrow) because I did the 2 day shipping. We are going to be in Adell, GA for my sons racing finals at South Ga Motorsports for the last 2 days of my challenge. I am not worried about the last 2 days because it will be better to do the replacement shakes verses eat something out of the camper. But I am nervous about the following days. I am much bigger than you but if you could give us all a breakdown of what you have down the days after????
@google-6f05e212eefc7d1c0a2de782cdd6d211:disqus check your email 😉 super pumped for you about your challenge!!! i emailed you lots of details!!!!!
When I saw the preview online my first thought was that Charlottes hair looked awesome! I didn't notice your hair looked bad in the ones on FB but yeah you hair does like mine in humidity. GRRRRR. Other observations- you are short. I love picture 10, love love 15. Love pic 34 she looks SO proud. The color combo was awesome. Love pic 41. You look like your mom in pic 48.That's it.