This family is such a blessing to my life.
This is yet another amazing family I met through my husband when we started dating. To watch them grow is such a joy, because there need to be more kind people like them in the world. So when they asked me to photograph them at their Thanksgiving get-together, I was of course delighted. What a privelege to have these awesome people in our lives.
The boys asked me right at the beginning if we could take a photo of just the guys, and then they whispered in planning about what poses they wanted to do. ;)
We had a tougher time with the girls. The littlest was understandably tapped out and so over the whole photo thing.
FACT: My little sister is seriously gorgeous. And smart, hardworking, dedicated, athletic, funny, supportive, practical, awesome with her nieces and nephews, ethical, and wise.
ALSO A FACT: she and her boyfriend are the cutest, most awesome couple ever.
FINAL FACT: I've never seen my sister and her boyfriend ever, ever, ever engage in PDA, so now we have proof!
Growing up, my sister Kelly was like my own little baby, my buddy, my fellow superstar. We were together all. the. time. And I loved every minute of it. Now she is my daughter's godmother and my kiddos looove when she babysits. She asked me recently to photograph her and her boyfriend of five (I think?) years, and of course, when you have a couple this awesome, you happily oblige. (And I got some free babysitting out of it. ;) ) We used the field behind my house, which I was pumped about because I never get to photograph clients back there but I think it's beautiful, and I don't photograph couples often, so I am super excited about these! Hope you like them, Kellyman!
And now for the bloopers. I've never edited so many bloopers, but I think they're all keepers. ;) John kept making "big eyes" at Kelly during poses. He fits right in with our crazy family! ha ha!
I absolutely adore this family. They exemplify all of the beauty that a big family can bring. They are adorable, sweet, kind, generous, happy, and their children enjoy close friendships with each other. It's been a few years since I photographed them (The littlest was a newborn, I think), but they have grown into such an incredible family. I see them briefly at church sometimes, but the children don't really know me that well, and by the end of the session I was getting unexpected hugs from all of the little ones. That's just how kind their little hearts are. I think their Mom and Dad are doing a pretty amazing job raising this troop! What wonderful children to send out into the world someday.
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