For their 2017 holiday card, the Wilson family wanted to do something cool and different thst highlighted what makes them unique. So, to achieve this, mom Heather, dad Frederick, and kids Lyric, 9, and Canton, 6, headed to the middle of “nowhere” California dressed to the nines for a photo shoot.
But while the looks might seem expensive, especially juxtaposed with the run-down buildings the family poses in, Heather tells Yahoo Lifestyle they didn’t break the bank: “I literally bought our dresses 2 hours before the shoot and Canton’s suit is from H&M straight out of the mall.”
And while the ensembles appear to be picture perfect, one thing’s definitely missing. “Lyric forgot her shoes,” Heather says, noting that she was so focused on playing with the iPad that she walked out of the house with nothing on her feet. “But it worked out amazingly for the look. I think it made the shoot look organic and naturally glam.”
And Heather — as the owner of an online kids clothing and book boutique, producer of children’s shows, model representative, and PTO president — would know.
Lyric and Canton are similarly accomplished and currently trying to break into the entertainment industry. Lyric sings, acts, and models. The adorable triple treat recently landed her first major movie role in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time directed by Ava Duvernay starring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon. Lyric is playing the role of “Young Meg.”
But before Lyric makes her big screen debut in March, the Wilsons are already getting rave reviews. In fact, Heather says she’s overwhelmed with the support they’ve received online.
“Wow! So stunning! Happy holidays gorgeous family,” wrote a commenter. “Absolutely beautiful! Love the photo,” wrote another commenter. “Seriously family goals for sure! Gorgeous is an understatement.”
“Who knew our little old family would mean so much to so many or so many different levels,” she says. “Makes you understand that sometimes there’s a bigger purpose than you or what you see, and it will be displayed how God sees fit.”
She adds that “it really makes me emotional because I truly just posted the picture and thought nothing of it. But to see people’s comments of faith, in where we can go as a society through expectancy, was what touched us the most.”
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