Friday, January 4, 2013

Family Pictures 2012

I'm back from vacation! Okay, okay I've technically been back since Sunday night around 1 a.m., but after 10 days without my guy and my cat I didn't feel like spending the last two days of my time off blogging.

I had a great time in Ohio visiting my family. I hate squeezing a year's worth of quality family time into 10 days, but despite snow storms, illness, and demanding work schedules we made the best of it. The best part of the trip? Getting our family pictures taken for the first time in over a decade.

My mom has had a really rough few years, so I wanted to do something special for her this Christmas. The last professional photos we had done together were so long ago that my sister was in elementary school, my mom was still married, and I still thought wearing white eye-shadow and black eyeliner was cool.

I found a Living Social coupon for Studio Polaris in Columbus and made an appointment with them. We had a fantastic experience and got a great deal on the photos. Our photographer, Kasha, was super friendly and helpful. She even rushed the order so the photos could be printed before I left the state. If you're in the Columbus, OH area, I'd definitely recommend Studio Polaris. This is my favorite photo from the bunch:

Me, Mom, Sierra
Don't I have a beautiful mother and sister? Yes, that's my mom in the middle. I know a bunch of you thought she was my sister in the pajama picture from my last post. (She appreciates that, by the way!) These three photos turned out great as well:

I can't wait to use my Marshall's/ TJMaxx giftcard to buy picture frames!

* I was not compensated in anyway for this post. I just really enjoyed the experience! All photos by Studio Polaris. 


  1. These are great! You ladies are lovely :)

  2. These came out so beautiful! Your mom definitely could pass for your sister!

    The Tiny Heart

  3. these are so cute!!

  4. Great pics!!! Happy New Year and welcome back :)

  5. What a sweet gift! I love it!
    And welcome back :)

  6. Three gorgeous ladies for sure! And your mom does look so young. What a sweet gift, I'm glad you were able to spend some nice quality family time. Happy new year! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. so gorg! you look amazing! happy friday! xO!

  8. Glad you enjoyed vacation! Love the family photos - you all look so pretty :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. What a great looking family! And what a great gift idea!

  10. that was such a sweet idea for a christmas present, and they came out beautifully!
    Chic on the Cheap

  11. Your gift was so awesome and thoughtful! You and your family are BEAUTIFUL! Happy New Year!

  12. beautiful!!:):)Your blog is so lovely! I'm thinking, if you want, we can follow each other! It would be great!!
    xoxo Gloria

  13. You all look beautiful, Tashia. :) No doubt, you and your sister got your beauty from your mom! You resemble her a lot, you know. Those pictures should definitely be framed.

  14. I'm so happy that you got to visit your family and have such a lovely Christmas! that was such a sweet and thoughtful gift to give to your mother, you all look so alike in your pictures! (And um, wow. I can't believe that she's your mom. You all really do look like sisters.)

  15. i love these! and yes, i hope some day people think i am my kids' sister! =) you are all gorgeous and these turned out beautifully!


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