Last week I provided some teaser pictures from Mike and Susan's photo shoot. When your family has grown this much, it is quite a feat to coordinate schedules and have everyone together. That's why it must be documented! Check out this big happy family:
Because the forecast was 105 degrees, we decided to start the shoot an indoor location. The beautiful cathedral in Kansas City, Kansas, has been the family's spiritual home for decades.
The Cathedral was just big enough to hold a whole lot of personality. I think this picture was taken right after Mike planted a big wet one on his bride.
This family was looking a little stiff, so I asked them to throw their heads back and laugh. The kids took me quite literally. That's okay, it's the genuine smiles in the following picture that I was waiting for anyway.
Once it cooled off a little, we headed for a gorgeous outdoor location. Don't get me wrong - by the end of the shoot, sweat was dripping down my back. I'm pretty sure we were all in the same boat. I think this fam is lookin' pretty darn good given the circumstances!
When the family started looking a little bored again, I had to ask everyone to take a look at Jake's muscles:
That lightened things up.
This little cutie was unaware, but she was the impetus for getting the whole crew together. She didn't mind all the commotion and she had made up her little mind that the heat wasn't going to get her down! Bless her sweet heart.
Look at those perfect little lips!
This is her mommy and daddy feeling quite grateful when reflecting on their newest blessing:
Grandma and Grandpa are pretty pleased too.
Susan and Mike - thank you for inviting me to be a part of this special gathering!