Want to meet one of the most amazing families I have ever known? Good, because you are in luck! Susie, Nathan and I go way back…..all the way to high school. We keep track of each other on Facebook, but it was really fun to catch up with them and meet all of their fabulous kids.
I remember the Good Friday church service where Susie had to leave and go to the hospital because she went into pre-term labor with the twins. And now Brooklyn is a senior (and Hudson will be next year).
Prepare for a TON of pictures from this session. With 7 beautiful kids and 2 good looking parents it was hard to narrow it down!!
This family has the best story and love has truly brought them together. They are pretty wonderful (and crazy silly too).
Because Brooklyn and Hudson were born so early, Hudson was born with cerebral palsy. They have always had a heart for adoption so when they heard about Alex and the fact that he also had CP, they knew they were the family for him. I love that they fully embrace the boys’ disabilities. You should see how amazing their siblings are at helping out wherever needed without complaint. It was a joy to watch them be together.
A few years later (and two more adoptions…this time two sisters) and now this family is complete.
All the different combinations are always fun during a shoot, but with big families I love them even more!
Look at all of these adorable kids.
Susie looks exactly the same as she did in high school. That is totally not fair, right?! I am not sure how this woman does it all, but she truly does! She even does kick boxing (and is a total bada$$).
22 Years and 7 kids. It looks pretty good on them, don’t you think?
So if you have two seniors, you might as well tack on a family session and get it all done at the same time, right??
Now it is time for the seniors to shine. Let’s start with Alex, since he is the oldest.
Alex has joy oozing from his pores. He was so happy and smiley the entire time we did pictures and did everything without complaint.
Susie is trying to get him to wear contacts so he can stop hiding behind his glasses. Look at those blue eyes!!! Why would you want to hide those??
Despite being on the smaller side and having to use a walker, this guy really gets around!
The best part was seeing Susie carry Alex around! No wonder why she is in such good shape! It is just quicker and easier to pop him on her back and carry him piggy back.
Alex has the best sense of humor and is smart as a whip (not really sure what that expression is all about, but he is really smart and quick whitted). He made me laugh and smile during the entire session.
Alex has a pretty good serious face too. Perhaps he should look into modeling!
And last, but certainly not the least, is this beautiful girl!
Brooklyn is the beautiful big sister. She takes care of everyone while also keeping them in line!
She also might have a career in modeling. Check her out!!
She is a rockstar volleyball player and wants to be an engineer when she grows up!
Once the rest of the family left, it was more relaxing and we were able to just hang out and get some great pictures.
The sun and weather was perfect for this session and she NAILED it.
Once she let her hair down (literally) her true smile shined through even more. Isn’t she gorgeous???
Brooklyn is a natural in front of the camera!
Catching up with this beautiful, big ol’ family was an honor and a joy. They are an inspiration and I can’t wait for Hudson’s senior pictures next year!
Did you enjoy this big ol’ session? Then you might like this one of the Leopold Family last fall! Check it out.