Five adults + three kids + one photographer = amazing pics (woot!)

It has been a LONG time since I posted here. Holy moly. Things have been more chaotic than I ever imagined, but I'll get into that later. This post is to show off the wonderful family pictures we took last weekend.

I heart them.
Now, let me tell you about Averi. We discovered her in 2011 and had our first shoot with her that summer (when it was just my parents, my sister, and JJ; we've clearly grown since then!). Ever since then, we have done at least five more shoots with her (might be missing one in there somewhere), and we have been SO happy with every single result. She is great with the kids, works so fast (we shot on a Saturday, had the online gallery up on Tuesday, and had the full picture disc on Friday), and she takes some AMAZING pictures. She is always professional, friendly, and wonderful. She's become more than our family photographer; she's also become a friend. If you live in or around Stillwater, I strongly suggest you consider Averi Blackmon Photography!

So when we shot with Averi on this particular Saturday, the rain had FINALLY left Oklahoma...but the heat had settled in. We shot at Theta Pond, which (luckily) has a lot of trees and shade, so it wasn't toooooo bad. It was a little chaotic because we had two toddlers and a hyper 6-year-old, and one of the toddlers (I'm lookin' at you, Grace) was in no-smile mode. I knew we'd get good pictures, but I wasn't quite sure just how good they would come out. 

But man. Once I saw the gallery, I was in love. It was so great to get some wonderful moments as a big family, along with some of just me/the kiddos and the kiddos.

The kiddos are doing their birthday pictures with her in late fall (SEVEN AND TWO! they're getting so big), so we'll be reshooting with Averi again. I'm so glad we got these pictures, though, because they're memories that will last forever.