Every August there are always gorgeous pictures floating around instagram of these huge beautiful sunflowers & it always gives me the urge to head out there to capture some pictures! I went a few years back with my friend Des, of Darling Be Daring. The sunflower field is out by DIA & there are huge sunflowers as far as you can see, surrounded by open land & cornfields..no buildings in sight and hardly any cars. It feels pretty magical out there. So, my hope was to get out there in August and do some family pictures since somehow little Caroline is almost one! Well the weekends past by with plans or travel and somehow it became Sept. So on Sunday I demanded we all get dressed head out to Brixx for dinner-yum and on the way stop at the sunflowers for some pics. Welllllll………I was a tad worried that we had missed the season and we did, all the tall sunflowers were slumped over dead and I realized when we got there I forgot the piece to hook the camera to the tripod! For a minute I was like did we really just drive all the way out here & the flowers are dead and we aren’t going to be able to take one picture….haha FAIL!
Then we stumbled on a small little sunflower still alive & thought well duh at least we can get some pictures of Caroline :). There were planes flying over us so she was a little scared of the noise and the huge (dead) flowers but she warmed up! Then I figured out I could balance the camera on the tripod haha & take some self timer family pics :). Even though they are a little crooked and our feet are cut off , I love them & I am glad we were able to get some pics all together before our little boo bear is one. And hey this is life, you forget things, you screw up on timing and I for one am always running around crazy to get us out the door but life isn’t perfect its messy.
I sort of have a love affair with denim, so I choose to throw on a jean dress for the pics and Caroline a little jean romper. There is something about a white button up that I just love for guys, so my husband wore his from UNTUCKIT (great male shirt brand) & he wore jeans to somewhat match us. When doing family pictures, I think less is more with styling. For sure avoid a lot of patterns, stripes etc! I did think my jean dress looked a little unkept without a belt so I paired with with a free people belt. We have linked jean dress options & baby girl jean outfits below, along with some really awesome waist belts!
Get the look below, click on pic to shop 🙂 some denim looks. This dress was from Nordstrom but there is a very similar one from GAP below & GAP is having a huge sale right now! They have amazing basics and super cute babe clothes…
CUTE BELT TO MATCH WITH PEARL DETAILING
THIS LITTLE DRESS FROM GAP IS SUPER ON SALE…SO CUTE!
POP OF COLOR TO THIS DENIM NUMBER
CAROLINE HAS THIS DENIM SHIRT AND IT IS MAJORLY ON SALE !!!