Growing up my family never did traditional Christmas cards so for years before we had our own little family of three I’d always dreamt of having them taken and we finally made that happen this year! Since last year we were still in the hospital after Annabelle was born, we weren’t able to take any professional pictures (I literally set up my tripod and took these), but this year we booked a session through Minted’s new program for only $100 and it was totally worth it!

My Red Dress | Annabelle’s Shoes | Annabelle’s Dress/Sweater | Annabelle’s Bow Seriously, I was AMAZED when I heard about this program. At first I assumed family photography sessions generally ranged somewhere between $300-$500, but with Minted, you can book a 30-minute portrait session with one of their independent professional photographers and they come straight to you, 7 days a week for only $100!! You get 10 expertly retouched photos, plus access to view and download all photos from your session in 2-3 business days. We met up with a photographer named Molly at Venice Beach right before sunset and although Annabelle was super distracted by all the people and seagulls everywhere, Molly took some great shots!

These pictures were actually super last minute so we went to the mall and I picked up this dress which I’m in love with! The fit was perfect (I got a size 2 because the brand runs small) and I put together Doug’s outfit and it turned out so good! I also ordered Annabelle’s dress and velvet cropped sweater off Amazon for such a good price along with these faux leather moccasins. I’m beyond happy for the holiday season to start. I already have a list of toys we’re surprising her with on Christmas morning and I cannot wait to see her unwrap her first gifts!

*This post was sponsored by Minted.



  1. Paula
    November 26, 2017 / 6:17 am

    Hi Hayley!! These pictures are so cute! You guys have such a cute little family ☺️ Annabelle looks so happy in the picture of you holding her up. Haha


  2. November 30, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Love these family photos Hayley! They’re adorable. Annabelle’s dress is just too cute. x

  3. Barbara
    December 5, 2017 / 3:20 am


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