I have a secret spot in my heart for romantic family blogs. I let it out once in a while. Maybe because actually having and running a family is so freakin tiring and frustrating that making it seem beautiful, idealizing and appreciating the romance of little having little children in your life does make it better. It’s stopping to smell the roses while they are still blooming, because they are pricking you anyway… (Right now my son is dressed up in a Buzz Lightyear costume and dragging my flash around the house, plugging it in and then setting it off. It’s maddening. He also is OBSESSED with watching youtube videos of “Disney Collector” opening egg surprises on my desktop?!? Does anyone know why these exist and or have a child similarly enchanted with this crap?) Anyhoo… romantic family photography does it for me. Childhoods should be photographed, they are so short and precious. I started this blog when Cookie was born and she just lost her first tooth! Courtney recently introduced me to Captain and The Gypsy Kid. A beautiful blog run by a stylist who produces the most gorgeous photo shoots of beautiful little families. It’s great. She also does this family album feature where she posts photos of iconic people and their children. I love it. I snagged a bunch for us to enjoy on this Sunday.
Lennon, yoko ono and kyoko cox
Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg and family in France
1974 Mia Farrow reading to her daughter Lark and friends outside their home on Martha’s Vineyard. Elizabeth Taylor and son Michael The Presley Portrait Muhammed Ali and kids Paul and Mary McCartney Jerry Hall and Gabriel Jagger, photographer Annie leibovitz The McCartney’s having dinner on their private jet in June 1976 Jackie Kennedy and daughter Caroline on the beach at Hyannis Port in 1959 Sophia Loren holds her son, Carlo Ponti Jr., in the bedroom of her Italian villa with Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1969. Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon and their children Aimee, Kelly and Jack, 1987 Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer with baby Sean, 1960 Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim with their daughter Vanessa Robert Redford with his daughter, Shauna, in New York City, 1969 Donald Sutherland with his son, Kiefer, in 1970. Dean Martin and daughter Gina Caroline at their Beverly Hills home, 1958 Barbara Streisand and son Jason Gould at the movies, 1971 Carine Roitfeld and partner Christian Restoin with their children Julia and Valdimir in St Bart’s, 1996 Bob Marley with son Ziggy
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson at an airport, 1982 Dustin Hoffman with his stepdaughter Karina, 1969.
Brigitte Bardot with her son Nicolas Charrier at ”the madrague” Saint Tropez, 1967
Paul Newman, with wife Joanne and daughter Nell.
Ralph and Ricky Lauren with children David 3 Andrew 6, and Dylan 1, East Hampton, summer 1975
Cher and Chastity, 1975
Is it weird that my favorite is Ozzy and Sharon? Serving up some 80’s realness, that is! Also Kate and Goldie. So good.