Family pictures are always a bit of a chore for me. I take pictures of myself almost every day so I don’t mind being in front of the camera at all. But my boys are another story — Peanut never looks at the camera and has a silly wide-open mouth smile (which I love, but not all the time), Buck is one so obviously he doesn’t sit still, and Philip just doesn’t love getting his picture taken. 
So this year, as always, I went into our family photoshoot with a bit of trepidation. But Sara of Sara Walk Photography did them for us and she was beyond fantastic. She came prepped with fruit snacks for my boys (as a reward for great smiles), little props to get them to look at the camera, and a lot of energy. When I got them back I was THRILLED with how many we got with the boys smiling and looking at the camera and sitting still….a Christmas miracle! Sara is an Orange County photographer, and her rates are amazing, so if you’re looking for someone for photos this year, she is definitely your girl.
photos by Sara Walk Photography
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

gingham: forever 21 (similar)
skirt: c/o corilynn
tights: c/o we love colors
boots: forever 21 (similar)

sweater: target (similar)
gingham: h&m
jeans: c/o tea collection
boots: old navy

sweater: c/o joules
leggings: target
shoes: old navy



  1. Kathleen says:

    I'm dying over the one of Peanut kissing you. Makes me so excited to have a boy!

  2. Kimberly says:

    These pictures are so adorable – what a beautiful family you have! Merry Christmas!! xoxo

  3. Franziska says:

    these pictures are precious. I rarely comment but read your blog every day – just wanted to let you know how cute these pictures are!

  4. Yes, these pictures are amazing! And I am in love with your outfit!

  5. Merry Christmas! I love these photos, such cuties, the whole family!


  6. Sara Miller says:

    These photos are so beautiful! I love each of them!

  7. These are awesome! I love how happy everyone looks.

  8. Kelly says:

    WOW! You have the most stylish and most beautiful children – just as you are! Love how these turned out. Such great shots. Merry Christmas!

  9. Stephanie X says:

    Lovely photos!
    xx Stephanie (

  10. Meghan says:

    Merrick- I haven't commented in a while. Just wanted to say your family pictures turned out wonderfully. Love the new blog design. 🙂

  11. Deb C. says:

    Oh my! You look so young to have 2 children! (or is it because I'm getting older?!) You have a beautiful little family and look so happy.

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