I have a confession to make. Normally, I don’t photograph large families. In fact, quite a few times, I’ve referred them to other photographers. It’s not that I don’t LOVE large families…I just find that 2 hours is never enough time to capture them as I prefer, in their natural state.  I usually just walk away wanting more time to get to know them…..

However, when I received an email from a super thoughtful daughter that wanted to buy a 35th anniversary gift for her parents it was difficult to say “no”. It didn’t help that I had already  been smitten by her family last year when I took their Christmas pictures.  I knew if the rest of the family were anything like her I couldn’t deny the opportunity to meet them and capture this special time.

So… I did it.

I photographed 16 people and have the pics to prove it. While I still wish I had 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 extra hours with them, I’m just thankful I had 2.

I wish I had a picture of all the parents standing behind me. They really worked for this picture!

This family is in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. Since he’s not able to be here in the photos, but certainly is in their hearts, they chose to capture his presence in a tangible way…with red strings.

The Red String of Fate” or the “Red String of Destiny” is a Chinese legend. The legend explains that two people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red string.

Happy 35th Anniversary!

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36 Responses

  1. Congratulations! Sorry I can’t pick a favorite pic they are all awesome! LOVE THEM!!

  2. They’re all wonderful, but that bottom right one of my parents is just priceless!! Love them all!

  3. Beautiful pictures! You all look alike you’re having so much fun, and what a wonderful gift to give. Congratulations Aunt Doris and Uncle Edwin!!!!

  4. A wonderful family. I want to see more! My favorite may be Mallory with the golden halo, though the reflection in the tank is pretty, and the grandparents and kids is awesome and…

  5. What a wonderful family. The red strings make me what to tear up a little. Two favs – little girl in the grass (hair shot!) and the cowboy kiss (very sweet!).

  6. Wonderfully captured moments of a fantastic family I am privileged to know! Outstanding work!

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this family. What great photos! So good to see them all together. What precious memories!

  8. Kasey,
    The pictures are everything I hoped they would be. I can’t wait to see all of them! You were precious to spend so much time with us. I adore my family, and this is one of my all time favorite gifts from our kids!!!

  9. The “After Sunset” pic is such a fun picture of all of us! You captured some great moments!

  10. What GREAT pictures!!! It looks like ya’ll had a great time! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. I was watching her ad pics which have some really cool effects. Man, that is a lot of FORDS. I especially like the reflection in the stock tank. She’s a really good photographer.

  12. We had a blast! Of course, I’m going to be kind of partial to the picture of my “golden halo” angel baby, Mallorie. Next fave is of Doris and Edwin smiling at each other. It’s hard to catch the moment Kasey captured in that shot.