it was kind of crazy when milk magazine, an editorial french fashion magazine, reached out to us and asked if we’d like to be photographed for their december cover and editorial spread for their holiday issue of the magazine. honestly, while we often take lots of photos of our family every day, we haven’t ever done anything like this and i wasn’t sure if the kids would be up for it. before agreeing to do it, i showed eleanor and samson photos from past magazines and also from anna palma’s work (the photographer who shot this spread, and who is also seriously the sweetest woman in all the world!) and asked them what they thought and if they wanted to do it. they were up for it, so then we agreed to do it and ended up having the best time ever playing dress up and interacting with fun props (all thanks to the incredible people behind this shoot for making it such a fun and special morning for us!)
we had been dealing with a lot of sickness in our home during the weeks leading up to this shoot and conrad had just gotten over having a fever for a few days so he slept for most of the morning. we didn’t put him in most of the shots since he was just cuddling with josh nearby, and i just held him for a few of the looks when he was being a bit clingy and wanting some loves from mama after waking up. i’m so glad we still were able to sneak a few pictures with him in there, and so so thankful to everyone who helped out on set since we were just getting over that rough patch of illness which was truly a beast for our family this fall.
this shoot was so much fun. it was exciting to get to dress up in such beautiful whimsical pieces that stylist alexis zipp pulled for us to play together in. a few of my favorite images below…
a million thank you’s to milk magazine and also anna palma for having us be a part of this spread. i can’t believe how special this was to play pretend in such beautiful pieces with my littles for a few hours and have these beautiful images to hold onto.