One of the best parts about the holidays is how being together as a family becomes the center of everything. A couple of months ago, Chris reached out to me and asked if I would have a session with his whole family right after Christmas. His brother and sister (and sister's family) are out of state, so it was really special for them to have the chance to be together.
I spent an hour or so with them on Saturday and loved every minute of it. Now that I have two kids of my own, I have a newfound appreciation of families with multiple little ones running around. Between all the families there were four kiddos, all five years old or younger. I'm pretty sure no one (including the adults) was standing still the entire time I was there. That's what made the session extra special, in my opinion. Although we made time for posed portraits, a majority of the time was spent witnessing the small moments between the family members. There was so much love and life in this family, I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to have met them all.
Some of my favorite moments: Watching the interactions between baby Nathan and his cousins // Chatting about motherhood with all the moms (I kind of wanted to invite them all out to coffee for some mom talk) // Learning about Chris' brother's nickname as "Uncle Chips," because of his love for Tom's jalapeno chips (because they're awesome, obvs) // Seeing the kiddos try said chips...priceless // Trying to corral all the grandkids for one photo.
Here are a few favorite snaps from the day:
Thanks so much, Weber fam, for letting me stop by! I hope the photos bring a smile to your face. :)
Have a great week, everyone!