'Our Family Photos Are The Only Artwork on our Walls'

I'm lucky enough that I've been photographing this family full of boys and their little Princess sister for years now. One of the benefits of being their photographer for all these years is their comfort level with me. The kids know me and I know them. 

I feel like that's the power in getting little gems like this.

Can you guess who the middle children are? 

Can you guess who the middle children are? 

And don't let the kids in on my other little secret ... I love chatting with their mom & dad! They get it. They get that having a "big family" is hard, but also completely rewarding in ways you never knew possible. And as Andrea has said in her own words, "there is something special and quirky about each of them that can make me smile just by thinking about it." I try to capture some of that too.

Let's dance. Put on your red shoes & dance. 

Let's dance. Put on your red shoes & dance. 

 

Little Maddie will turn five this year. 

a gem from 2013 ... if you don't see how fast time moves in this shot right here, I can't help ya

a gem from 2013 ... if you don't see how fast time moves in this shot right here, I can't help ya

That is how long I've been with this family. 

Five years of memories. Five years of growth. Five years of breathing life into the every day. 

Our family photos are the only artwork on our walls. I want to be able to look at my pictures and be brought back to that moment in time. To be able to smell the kids' childhood sweetness and feel their soft sweet baby (childhood) cheeks. - Andrea, mom of four

And that's what we did. 

We laughed, we played. We made memories. 

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Make space for what matters.