birthday portrait at the rose gardenDoran reached out to me that his extended family would be coming to town celebrating his mother’s 70th birthday. He and his family, plus his sister’s family, and his brother, would all be there with their mother, and they wanted to have photos of everyone together. What a wonderful idea! We decided on the Rose Garden, because there would be plenty of space to roam around and pretty backgrounds. It was a beautiful summer morning! The families brought a few balls to play catch with, and Grandma was having a grand time joining in. All of these people were just so lovely together–you could tell they all really loved each other and were happy to be together.

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The kids ranged in age from 1 to 13, and they were all wonderful together. The older kids tried to be a little aloof but still had some silliness of course, and the littlest ones were just having a blast running around and having so much loving attention.The grownups seemed to be having fun with all the kids equally too.

Mrs Flowers clearly ADORED all her grandchildren and was just savoring this time with them. I felt really honored to be there capturing them together! I’m pretty sure I was smiling the whole time just like all of these folks were. 🙂

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grandmother and baby girl together

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