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Golden Hour Family Photo Session with Austin Photographer Jessica Rockowitz Photography

I received a complimentary family photo session from Jessica Rockowitz Photography.  The opinions are my own.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

Believe it or not, we have never done a formal family photo shoot with all four of us.  Shocking, I know!  And since I spend so much time in front of the camera myself or snapping photos of the kids, we forget to take pictures of our whole family together even though much of our life is photographed.  I always notice this when the holidays roll around, since I can rarely find a picture of all of us for our holiday cards.  This year, we decided to change that, and book a professional family photo shoot with Austin's Jessica Rockowitz Photography.  Jessica suggested a shoot during golden hour, and the results were magical!

Jessica specializes in lifestyle and family photography.  As a mother herself, she has a way with kids (more on that below).  She also offers special packages for influencers who are looking to keep a steady stream of professional-quality photos in their feed!  I'm excited to announce that she is offering a family session giveaway to one of my Austin followers!  Follow @fabeverydayblog on Facebook for the giveaway post and details.  

While G is always a trooper and happy to be in front of the camera (look at his blue steel look above!), we didn't get as lucky with S during this shoot.  He had fallen asleep in the car on the way to the shoot location (never a good thing when you have to wake a sleeping bear), and by the time we got there he was NOT having it.

Since we had limited time for our pictures with perfect golden hour light, I was stressed out.  S, who is usually a ham in front of the camera and very photogenic, didn't want to lift his head for the photos, let alone smile.  But Jessica used her mama magic and somehow got him to turn his attitude around to capture some great shots... where he even smiled!  Not only was I grateful for this, but I was also grateful for Jessica's patience with my family at a moment when I was stressed and had little patience left myself.  She really kept us calm and even-keel so we could get the lovely, natural photos that we got.

We decided to dress in a color palette of pale pink, beige, blues, and grays.  The soft colors balanced nicely with the golden hour light, and worked with the contrasting backgrounds of the downtown Austin skyline and the adjacent park's greenery.  My ruffle-shoulder dress is Calvin Klein from Macy's.

Jessica doesn't just work wonders with kids... she also captured some great shots of the hubs and me together as a couple.  Since he's usually the one photographing me, I will value having these sweet pics of just the two of us.

I love these natural moments that Jessica captured of our children!

Thank you so much to Jessica for these special memories!  She's definitely a photographer I recommend if you're looking for one in Austin, TX.  Check her out at her website here!


kumamon jeng said...

Very beautiful family pictures and I like how natural everyone posing in these pictures and most importantly being captured well by the brilliang photography. I love G blue hair, really cool!

Can1love By:Candace said...

Your family is beautiful. I love all these photos and you can sure cherish forever. If I were you I would Fran them
Thanks for sharing

Evelyn Hernandez said...

You have a beautiful family. We love taking family pictures as they create great memories.

Hailey Householder said...

You have a gorgeous family!! Having pictures done at golden hour was a great choice, they look wonderful.

Unknown said...

What beautiful photos you took! The photographer did an excellent job taking natural photos of you and the family!

Melanie Walsh said...

What beautiful captures of your family. They look so natural and effortless, yet perfectly staged and shot at the same time. Add me to your holiday card list!

Tayler Morrell said...

I love these family pictures, especially with the background shots!

Clare L said...

These are such lovely photos. I am sure you will cherish these gorgeous pictures forever.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Golden hour does give the best lights ever but it's wonderful family who are making the photos stand out. lovely!

Sayanti Mahapatra said...

Wonderful family snaps I must say. All of you are looking amazing. I love how your kids are so fashion forward

Lindsey Londonmumma said...

You guys are too cute and the photographer caught you guys so well in the golden hour.