I photographed a family with 8 children last fall and I have to say that is was definitely one of the most inspiring sessions I’ve had! I only have three kids myself, and I have had some tough photo sessions just with them, so the thought of photographing 8 siblings was honestly making me nervous! But, as soon as they all pilled out of their large van with big smiles, friendly faces, and each one of them with a handshake and a “nice to meet you”, I was put at ease! I knew this was going to be fun!
They are all home schooled by their amazing mother! I met them at the location, and then again at their home for the ordering session, and I just couldn’t believe how quiet the house was when I walked in. My house is never quiet! I know how I get after a few hours at home with my three, and she’s home with her 8 all the time! It truly was inspiring to see how she was so stress free and happy. They also all played an instrument and I was able to photograph them with each of their instruments of choice, and got to hear each play a little bit, too. Talk about a fun time! Sometimes I forget that my job is a job!
Since photographing this family, I have also seen some of the older girls and their father singing in the choir at our church, and even at Christmas Eve mass. Their voices were amazing. Again, I was blown away by the talent coming from this family. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with my three kids at home, I just think of this family and I say “if she can do it with 8, I’ll be OK today with my 3!” I’m very lucky to meet these kind of people doing what I do. Thanks again to this family for the inspiration!