Me and Mine – A Family Portrait in January


I’m determined to get back on board with our monthly family photos this year. After loving taking them over the summer, I missed out on the rest of the year as we hardly headed out due to me having so much pregnancy sickness. But it finally seems to be improving, and I’m so looking forward to capturing this year together as a family with so much change ahead of us.

We took this month’s photos on a trip to Claremont Landscape Garden on what must have been one of the coldest days of the year. Everything was covered in a dusting of frost, and the winter sunshine made everything sparkle. It was lovely to see how quickly Max got back into taking our family shots. He’s been in a bit of a ‘no photo’ phase lately, but as soon as he remembered the ‘press the button and run manically back to position’ game, he was all smiles!

Me, John and Max in winter bobble hats kneeling on the frosty grass


January has been a big month of change for us. We’ve held off telling Max about the fact I’m pregnant until after our 20 week scan, which we had the day before these photos were taken. I’d wanted him to have time to adjust to the news before the baby arrived, but not so long that it seemed like he had to wait forever (pregnancy is such a long time when you’re going through it yourself, but I can imagine it feels even longer for a two year old!). And I wanted to tell him whether he was going to have a little brother or a sister. When we told him he couldn’t have been more excited, and started jumping around the room! The next day it had totally sunk in, and he was full of wanting to touch my tummy to say hello to the baby, and very concerned about how the baby was getting food. He’s also been wanting to show the baby all of his toys and his favourite TV programmes – it’s been just heart melting to watch!

I was really worried about how Max would accept such a big change in his life, but I’ve been so amazed by how well he’s taken it. I’ll always look at these photos and remember what a special day it was – all of us so happy as a three and soon to be four!


Me and John kneeling on the grass with Max running towards the camera


  • Let's Talk Mommy
    January 31, 2017

    Ahh stunning family snaps here hunny. I love them. That last one is a framer for sure. It’s such a lovely project to join in on and see at the end of the year all the family memories captured all together – no one left out. Happy month ahead. #meandmineproject

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      February 1, 2017

      Thanks Jenny, I definitely think these are my favourite shots yet! I’m determined to get a full set this year!

  • would like to be
    January 31, 2017

    Aaaah such gorgeous , happy photos. Just lovely #meandmineproject

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    January 31, 2017

    I love these photos Katy, they show Max’s character off so well. It has been a lovely month with Max finding out he is going to have a baby brother soon. What a change these photos will have over the year. x #meandmine

  • Emma Easton
    January 31, 2017

    I love these photos! Also, your hat is fab, where is it from? x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      February 1, 2017

      It’s lovely isn’t it! I could see you in it too! It was from Oliver Bonas, their collaboration with Innocent Smoothies Big Knit campaign. Not sure if they’re doing something similar this year, I don’t think I’ve seen any sadly

  • Laura Little Ladies Big World
    January 31, 2017

    Such gorgeous snaps and so happy too. xx

  • Sherry
    January 31, 2017

    I loved seeing these photos on Instagram and reading all about your pregnancy update. It looks cold but you all look so happy – it’s exciting to see how your photos will change and grow as the year goes on x #meandmineproject

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      February 1, 2017

      Thanks Sherry – it seems really strange to think that our photos will hopefully have another little person in come June!

  • Mary
    February 1, 2017

    Awww these really are some special photos and congrats on the pregnancy! He will be delighted to have his very own little baby I am sure. My son (who is now 6) often thanks me for giving him a sister so he has someone to play with at home x #meandmine

  • Somewhere After the Rainbow
    February 2, 2017

    What gorgeous photos! Huge congratulations on your pregnancy lovely – how exciting. Ps, I have the same coat as you and haven’t worn it in ages – you’ve inspired me to! #meandmine

  • Louise George
    February 2, 2017

    Beautiful photos of the three of you at Claremont Landscape Garden. Looking forward to seeing the changes that your Me and Mine photos will bring this year! 🙂 #meandmine

  • Katy
    February 3, 2017

    Thats great he’s been ok with the news. It can be such a worry can’t it? you are looking fab and these are gorgeous photos xx #meandmineproject

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