“Cheese” and Spicy Chicken

So tonight we went to Portrait Innovations for a family photo shoot.  It had been almost 3 years since our last attempt at capturing the entire crew.

Let me tell you, it is no small feat getting 7 little people dressed, groomed, and transported to the picture place, all the while keeping one’s hair neatly placed, mascara unsmeared, and perspiration to a minimum. ;)

I left the studio completely exhausted.  But it was nothing a Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich couldn’t cure.

And the pics… they turned out well enough that we spent more than the $14.99 I planned on.

Oh yes, I did a great deal of rationalizing…

I mean saying “no” to the couple shot is like saying “no” to your spouse, right?

And my boys…just look at the way Luke is smiling at his little bro.  Priceless.

Then the shot of my four girls… too much sweetness for me!  I could not refrain.  Wouldn’t this pic be the perfect addition to the “estrogen suite”?

So next came the photo of all my babies together.  Is there a Mama anywhere on God’s green Earth who could pass this one up?!

And our mission from the beginning was to capture the whole gang, right?


This one though, was the pic that really caught me off guard.  Swept me off my feet.

I saw it and my heart immediately melted.  It was truly a physical response to unprecedented levels of cuteness.

I must have it, my mind decided.  And so it was.


  1. Another great post, Kelly!

  2. Stacey Fitzgerald says:

    Beautiful. That last family picture is fantastic. Gabby’s smile is infectious! :)

  3. Cindy Francis says:

    Beautiful family!

  4. Rachel Embler says:

    When Asher saw the last picture, he said, “Oh, look at that little boy! He has a robot on his shirt. He looks very nice. Maybe I should meet him sometime.” Just maybe we can all get together sometime ;-) Beautiful family!!


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