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Wednesday, August 18

One BIG Family | St. Louis Family Children's Photographer

My main reason for going to Oregon this spring was to surprise my dear friend Kate with photos of her sweet neices and nephews as a "thank you" for being so willing to let us move into her home for the time we've been here. For the money she saved us, and the peace this brought us, it seemed a tiny price to pay to fly out and gift her with a ton of special photos. It's all I had to give.... 

And it ended up being such a neat visit. Her sisters rallied and kept the secret, while gathering as many of her VERY LARGE family to one place at one time. It was impressive. And because of their efforts, I was able to photograph 90% of her VERY LARGE family. What a miracle. What a treat! Enjoy a few of my favorites:

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

This is Kate. Isn't she beautiful???

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

Spencer Family

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And did I mention they were a VERY LARGE family?? Kate is one of EIGHT kids, and many of those kids have kids of their own now. 

What a wild, raucous, wonderful group--- I am so honored to have gotten to meet most of them! 

(Love you, Kate. Thank you for your home. We are thriving here.)

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family!! I love how coordinated they all are. They look great! What a great surprise! Well done!

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  2. great job! beautiful photos and wonderful gift :)

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  3. Wow that is one large family! Beautiful shots! I bet she was happy with them!

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  4. This is a very large WOW for the very large family! Great job! She musta been so thrilled!

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  5. Awesome! This is such a sweet thing to do and I am sure Kate was THRILLED! Love the photos!

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  6. What a beautiful family, Emily! Great images!

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  7. Brandi-lee6:31 AM

    Wow, you did such an amazing job of capturing so many great images with such a large group, they must be over the moon with the results, I know I would be, there fantastic!

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  8. You did fantastic. These are wonderful!

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  9. These are fantastic! They did a great job getting coordinated, too. Love them.

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  10. What a beautiful extended family. Your friend must be so THRILLED to have these lovely photos.

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  11. These are FANTASTIC! Well done!

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  12. These are WONDERFUL! Well done with such a large group of people!!

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