Gorgeous goth family portraits #Family portraits#goth#portraits October 26 | Guest post by Jennifer Lovely Photo courtesy of Angel Ceballos My husband and I married in 2005 and in the last year had our daughter Thekla. She's been a delight as well as a challenge since she made her grand appearance in March. I've struggled a bit with expectations, peer pressures, and realizing that I need to find happiness with the choices I've made as a parent, and let those who aren't happy with them fall by the wayside. I mean honestly, you never find so many people with opinions as the day you find out you are pregnant! How this family photo shoot came to be is my friend Angel Ceballos promised us a portrait as a wedding present. Check out the fishnet sleeves on this gorgeous little girl! I never took her up on it, even though she offered multiple times. When my daughter hit six months old I realized I would always regret not capturing this time of her life, so I needed to get a move on. Being old school elder gothlings the idea of an Addams-esque portrait tickled us to no end so we set it up and made it happen. We live in Seattle (which has been very, very good to us) and live in a house that's filled with books, movies, felines, and dust. Our life is adventure, exhaustion, and wonder and we could not be happier. I love the rose-covered arbor in the background. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Jennifer Lovely I have lived all over Minnesota and now for the last nine years I have been in Seattle, where I live with my husband and beautiful baby girl. http://jenniferlovely.com PREVIOUS Conflict-free bling from Brilliant Earth … and "push presents" NEXT Yes, I'm a mom with a mohawk Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Can I ask how you pronounce your daughter's name? I like the spelling but I don't think I have it right. 1 agrees Reply It's pronounced 'TEK-la'. I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours entertaining the little darling for her mom and dad for a while last night. Reply Tec la, It's originally Greek. Reply This little girl is so adorable, and I love her name! 1 agrees Reply Thank you! Being a Jennifer born in the 70's I pretty much tossed out any names that were in the top 100.. She may thank me or hate me for it later. "But Moooooom, why couldn't you have just named me Sophia, or Isabella???" "Cause I didn't want to shout your name and have half the neighborhood kids comes running, that's why!!" Reply This kid is going to rebel and get a tan. 3 agree Reply I think it's worth noting that this family lives in Seattle, so a (natural) tan's not likely 😉 1 agrees Reply Great photos, she's so cute! I'm also a goth mom and I love it! You're so right about the opinions, too. I had a son when I was 19 and thought in retrospect some of it might have been related to my age, but now, 18 weeks pregnant at 32 I find it's no different! Opinioins on what I eat, what I drink, what I wear, where I go, where to give birth, where to raise the child, and everything beyond that are so prolific it can make your head swim. I try to focus on the positive supportive people in my life, and tune out the judgment. Moms and moms-to-be need support not criticism. I know I can be hard enough on myself as is! After struggling for years with questioning my ability to parent my son, I've finally made peace that I have done and keep doing the best that I can, and will do the best that I can for my coming arrival (also in March!) and believe that every mother and baby is different and we all inherently know what's best for ourselves and our children. Blessings to you and your family! 3 agree Reply So very well said. Thanks for the great comment. Reply This is soooo cool. I am def going to use this as inspiration for a family photo shoot. These photos are great, thanks so much. Blessings Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.