It's been 2.5 years since we had family photos taken, back when our littlest was 3 weeks old. I finally felt ambitious enough to get new pictures taken and thankfully my sister is a professional photographer who is ambitious enough to try and capture my six kids on camera!
Our previous photos had been more formal, we were all dressed up and had a tiny new baby in her white blessing gown. I love them, but I wanted to go for a different feel with these pictures. Our family has certainly grown and changed in the last couple years and I wanted to capture our current dynamic - the playfulness, the adventures, the fun and craziness of life with six very ACTIVE kids. We spend a lot of time these days at parks and on hikes, having picnics and exploring. My sister suggested we capture that element, and we picked a day when we were also celebrating our oldest daughter's 10th birthday. We had cupcakes, balloons, a quilt that my children's great-grandmother made for their father, and cousins behind the camera helping keep our kids focused in the general vicinity of the lens. 🙂
I let the kids each pick their favorite color and we found shirts, threw on some denim shorts, and basically went barefoot! It was a fun day and a fun experience and we're thrilled with what Rebecca caught for us. These are two of my favorites which I've also used to update the pictures on my bio pages.