Our First Family Portraits

I’ve always wanted to take professional pictures of our whole family. It seems like we can never get everyone together in one picture, unless we hire someone to do it, so right before this past Christmas, I booked Nikki Griffith from Nicki Griffith Photography to come to our house and take some family portraits.

We did this about a week after Gio’s birthday so I didn’t really have much time to plan. Normally, I would assign this as one of my “projects” lol and I would plan all the outfits, make up, hair, what everyone is wearing and who’s coordinating with whom, etc. But this time I couldn’t find the time nor the energy to do it. I waited until the day before to head to the mall and get the boys matching outfits at the very least.

I knew I wanted mainly black or dark colors in the pictures. I think black looks so classy esp when it comes to family portraits. I’ve never done one so it’s not like I’m experienced with this, but I’ve looked on pinterest a lot and I like the look. I found a black dress for Laney at Forever 21 and a black and white one for KJ on Asos. They looked amazing in them, but most importantly they liked them lol. That’s a huge plus and challenge haha. You know how picky teenagers can be. Ayiyi!

As far as my husband and I go, we went with simple black top to bottom. I did add a bit of color to mine by pairing my dress with the Manolo shoes I have yet to wear. I don’t even think they made it in the pictures. Anyways, take a look at everything. I am happy with how they turned out 🙂 I’m going to pick a few to blow up around the house.

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Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Egreis Gjergjani Family Portrait

Thank you so much Nicki! You’re amazing!!!

Love,

Egreis

23 comments on Our First Family Portraits

  1. alicia
    January 22, 2015 at 10:59 am (2 years ago)

    beautiful family !!

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  2. Karen
    January 22, 2015 at 11:32 am (2 years ago)

    These photos are so beautiful! What a lovely photo shoot!!

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  3. Bianca
    January 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

    The photos are absolutely stunning!

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  4. Christina
    January 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful kids, beautiful family <3 God bless

    Reply
  5. Alyssa
    January 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the photos! Absolutely perfect!

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  6. Georgina
    January 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I love all the pictures! Very handsome family.

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  7. Elvira
    January 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Love all of them. Beautiful family.

    Reply
  8. Adriana
    January 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Where is Gio’s shirt from? I love it!!!

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  9. Alyane
    January 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful portraits!

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  10. chrystal
    January 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    You are so blessed! Such a gorgeous family!

    Reply
  11. Vera
    January 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Love them! So beautiful! I am glad to read that I am not the only one who does this :))) To me, pictures are moments frozen in time for us to take a look at and keep forever!

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 24, 2015 at 6:15 am (2 years ago)

      haha yes me too! I just started it, but Im already looking forward to the next one 🙂

      Reply
  12. chummie
    January 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

    beautiful pictures

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 24, 2015 at 6:14 am (2 years ago)

      Thank yoU!

      Reply
  13. alex
    February 12, 2015 at 12:44 am (2 years ago)

    im currently
    emgaged to my bf and he has a child of his own inwas wondering if im
    the only one who has a hard time
    accepting the idea that he already has a child and that the childs mom does
    not take responsibiity of him please help me understand that there is nothing wrong with my bf having achild already

    Reply
    • Egreis Gjergjani
      February 12, 2015 at 6:10 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Alex,
      Some people do not mind dating people with kids, and some do. There is nothing wrong with being either one of those people. It’s just a matter of what you can and cannot handle. If your fiancé has a child, then that’s something you knew going into the relationship. So before you decide to get married to this man I would really think this through. His child is his number one priority and will be for a very long time. If you cannot handle it or accept it, then this is not the right relationship for you. My best advice would be to just think of his child as a part of him. They come together. And you have to absolutely love and care for his child as if he were your own. Otherwise, you will not be happy and you will feel resentment in the relationship. What his mom does or doesn’t is not something you can control so if you decide to move forward with this relationship then you’re going to have to just let go and accept it wholeheartedly. In the end, that little boy is innocent and just needs love.

      Reply
  14. marie
    February 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Al the pictures are beautiful. The girl with the dress black and white looks exactly like your husband.

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  15. Rosie
    February 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I just came across these . . . and I have to say – all these pictures put a smile on my face. You can tell how much love is in these pictures. You really are amazing with your bonus kids – you can tell they love you too!

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  16. bona
    February 23, 2015 at 12:56 am (2 years ago)

    Very very beautiful family and photos. I really appreciate you for having this kind of relationship with your bonus children. Love Bona

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      February 23, 2015 at 10:06 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Valbona xhan

      Reply
  17. Michelle
    March 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful family Egreis!

    Reply
  18. Ellenpyscaliahtb
    March 13, 2015 at 3:32 am (2 years ago)

    I love all the photos you shared here Egreis….
    A blessed beautiful family and i can see that you are a devoted wife and momma,
    One thing very amazing is how Gio can pose sooooo perfect. Its in his blood to be a baby model.
    i mean its not an easy thing to direct a baby to pose perfectly just like what he did….
    OMG…. Thumbs UP 🙂

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 13, 2015 at 8:45 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Ellen!

      Reply

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