DON'T CRY, SHOPGIRL. DON'T CRY.

i can't recall exactly how the idea came up, or who thought of it first, i only know that one day i was chatting with kaitlyn when suddenly our voices had escalated to many octaves above normal and we had hatched our silliest plan to date: kaitlyn would be the photographer, i would be kathleen kelly, brandon would be joe fox, the upper west side would be our canvas. huck could stand in for brinkley. i think we were fanning our faces in excitement. ;) there may have been some light bouncing. i told brandon our plans later that night and watched as the entirety of his eyeballs rolled to the upper portions of his face. then he grew real quiet and said, "okay, but if we are doing this, we are doing it all the way."

and that's when i knew there had to be amish pretzels involved.

we got the photos back on friday and oh dear. they are so ridiculous. and amazing! haven't we all wanted to be kathleen kelly for an afternoon? the whole afternoon i couldn't wipe the goofy grin off my face. i've been giddy over it all weekend.

here, wait. let's set the mood first.
now we're ready.





(that is a wet wipe. brandon's idea. i could not keep it together)




hooray for you, kaitlyn!
we couldn't be happier with them.
i literally cannot stop smiling, hah.

(you can see more HERE!)
(and more inspiration shots hereherehere)

p.s. we so nailed this one! yesss!


 kaitlyn will be in so-cal 
holding mini sessions from july 13-18.
if you're in the area, 
you need to book her. we love her.
email her at twoifbyseaphoto@gmail.com
(nyc dwellers: keep an eye on her site for upcoming specials)

80 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful photos!!

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  2. i love them so so much. you did nail it! great movie. i think i'll go watch it now!

    xo

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  3. Love these photos! You two look even better than the real deal! I hope I can be in NY some day for my own shoot! -Monica
    Freakoutanddropdead.con

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  4. Genius and stunning (big kudos to the Kaitlyn!). And I know I may be the first ever to tell you this, but you are absolutely beautiful. Like really really.

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  5. I don't even know why but I'm crying! Huck GRINNING up at you guys like that...it just tugged on my heart, hard. These are beautiful and fun and fills in a peace of your experience on earth that was missing, clearly. Awesome.

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  6. the huck grinning and laughing really might send me over the (emotional) edge, too.

    and the wet wipe incident is making me laugh so hard.

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  8. oh, i think i just died. these are too perfect!

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  9. It sounds to me like you found the perfect man for you. You are a very lucky woman.

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  10. Oh my goodness, this is awesome!! One of my favorite movies!

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  11. truly a wonderful outing, and lovely pictures!!

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  12. Oh my, Natalie, they're fantastic! And you had me laughing out loud, as usual, risking waking up the family at 6am!

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  13. Love, love, love it! I was in NYC in March and dragged my mom and sister to every single You've Got Mail location to take my photo! This... this is just perfection. You must have had so much fun :)

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  14. i cannot. this is. this is BRILLIANT. oh shop girl.

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  15. Haha your sweet husband, this is so fun! Love the shirt tied in the front! YOu babe!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  16. This is just too wonderful! My heart can't handle it!

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  17. These are gorgeous!! Beautiful photos.

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  18. LOVE! I laughed out loud at how Huck stood in for Brinkley!! :D

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  19. Natalie next a Breakfast at Tiffany's shoot. If i were you i would do many but my hair is red and not black sooo

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  20. Love this ..Love you guys..

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  21. we are literally just watching you've got mail right now after this little answer to prayer:

    http://instagr.am/p/K4IeNNGfne/

    darlingggg photos and it just makes so much sense that you were the one to do this photoshoot. i love it.

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  22. litRUleee amazing beyond words.

    cheers to the cutest people on God's green earth.

    xo

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  23. Too funny - you kind of already are kathleen kelly...living in NYC with your Joe Fox. Just need to open a book store now.

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  24. this is amazing. what a dream come true! and your outfit is just perfection--head to toe!

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  25. So amazing! The photos are beautiful!!

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  26. This is craaazy cute. I'm glad that someone on the planet is as obsessed with that movie as me. And Huck is cuter than Brinkley so that makes it all the better!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  27. super cool! great..huck is adorable!

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  28. I've always been obsessed with Meg Ryan! I'd die of happiness with these photos! I'm new to your blog and I love it! It feels so welcoming.

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  29. That shot of Huck looking up and you looking down is just amazing. That must be printed and hung somewhere!

    He is such a happy wee boy.

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  31. well...it's official. buck could NOT be any cuter.

    mylettchronicals

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  32. Oh my gosh, these are too much! Gorgeous and hilarious family.

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  33. Aaaahhh, this is soooo brilliant and awesomesauce! You look gorgeous...Kathleen would be proud!

    Also? Loved this:

    "i told brandon our plans later that night and watched as the entirety of his eyeballs rolled to the upper portions of his face."

    BWAHAHAHAH!

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  34. Quite adorable...I'm feeling a Christmas Card picture this year... ;)

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  35. I totally got a little teary eyed with the last few shots with Huck in it (not just because I am 34 weeks pregnant). Such warm and fuzzy pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  36. These turned out SO cute! Yes, I think we've all wanted to be a little Kathleen Kelly at some point. She was strong, playful and has that casual good style.

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  37. Super cute! I think I have that same skirt, is yours from Forever 21? Is yours slightly see through as well? I need to find a slip for it...

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  38. The photos kept getting better and better as this post went on! It went from "aw" to "aww" to "awwwww" to "AWWWWWWWW!!!!!" haha. What a cute family you have. :)

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  39. Ahh I saw this on instagram and had to go immediately to your blog! These pictures are amazing, you guys really nailed it, like seriously nailed it! And you look gorgeous!

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  40. This is awesome!! I could hear Kathleen in my head during your garden pictures: "I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly" :)

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  41. Lovely. The pictures with Huck are just heart-stopping precious. You and Brandon are obviously made for each other. Great photos!

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  42. I LOVE the photos! You look stunning! You have a beautiful family!

    xoxo

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  43. Stop. It. You guys are adorable. Better than the real thing! xo

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  44. Nat you have basically the cutest, happiest, most completely adorable baby I have ever seen. I mean, come on!

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  45. The ones with Huck between you two/looking up at you guys. ohmygosh, just stop it. I can't even take it. Beyond adorable.

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  46. You three are adorable, I love the last one :)

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  47. That is awesome, natalee! I love it!!!

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  48. Well obviously I have to watch this tonight now. This is the greatest thing of... ever. You're my favorite.

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  49. i LOVE this, i always thought it would be so much fun to do pictures like this, now i just might have to!

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  50. You're killing me. Dead.

    Typically I watch You've Got Mail in the Fall, it's very Fall-ish to me. However, I'll be watching it in the spring, thanks to you. I may need to send an email to my sweetie, and watch for butterflies.

    Such fun pictures!

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  51. so cute... love this idea.

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  52. I love the pictures and the people on it.

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  53. Oh my gosh. The picture of the 2 of you looking down at Huck and him looking up at you? Perfection.

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  54. pretty sure now I insist you chop off your hair because it would look even more darling than I thought possible. you know, cause you're so cute to begin with :)

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  55. Whenever my sister and I tell each other about potential men in each other's lives, we interrupt and say "He's fat...yep, he's a fatty." I LOVE THIS MOVIE AND HELLO I AM NEW BIG FAN OF YO BLOG

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  56. You all look absolutely amazing! So beautiful! Your outfit is just perfect, shop girl!
    Char xo
    www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

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  57. i love this so much, especially with the soundtrack of the cranberries :)

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  58. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made my day! You guys are the sweetest little family!

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  59. OH MY GOSH. This is beyond amazing.

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  60. okay, the music choice, the scene that you decided to recreate. everything!!! nothing could beat this. now i'm just a little upset that i didn't think of it first ;)
    xo TJ

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  61. I could never be with someone who had a boat.
    I have a boat.
    Oh.
    Which clinches it; we'll never be together

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  62. Only thing missing is a bouquet of sharpened pencils! Totally adorable. I love that movie.

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  63. I watched that movie twice this week. I think you are the only person I know of who loves this movie as much as I do. Bless you.

    And I hope your mango's ripe.

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  64. I think this is my favorite family photo idea I've ever seen. What a lovely idea! I just watched this movie (for the billionth time) this weekend. Love!

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  65. What an adorable idea! I have to admit I haven't seen the movie in years and years and barely remember it, I'll need to watch it again. Worried about watching anything that makes me pine for NYC more than I already do, though.

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  66. What a beautiful family and photoshoot!
    Your skirt is perfection:)
    And you know what, You've Got Mail is an all time fave, so I kind of love the theme of this!
    Cheers,
    Anna

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  67. You guys are so beautiful (:

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  68. A.MAZING!!! So awesome. I have no words. Just words about how awesome this is!

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  69. Best blog post ever. I'm laughing out loud. You guys are freaking geniuses.

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  70. I love this.


    www.accidentallybeautiful.com

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  71. I don't know how I have never seen your blog before but I just did and I love it. My heart is literally exploding looking at these photos! I just commented on twitter that whenever You've Got Mail is on the tv, life kinda pauses and I turn it on and watch. Aw I love this, and a new follower here!

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  72. I freaked out in the best way possible when I saw these photos. I'm thinking a When Harry Met Sally themed engagement shoot...

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  73. holy moly this is the best thing i've seen all night! i love that he has the sourdough pretzels! is it embarrassing that i know what type of pretzels i know joe fox is eating? we'll just say it's okay, okay? ah i love this.

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  74. This is obviously an old post that I just came across, snooping around your awesome blog, but I am smiling so hard because this is one of my favorite movies and yes you guys nailed it!!!!

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