Lovely Family {Cedar Park Family Photographer}

I got the opportunity to take some pictures of one of my favorite families yesterday morning.  They have 3 of the most photogenic kids on earth (which isn’t shocking because I’ve been saying that about mom for years), so it made my job really easy.  I couldn’t wait to get home and start sorting through them.  I had a really hard time picking my favorite of big sister, but I think this one captures her personality.Allison Mills Photography, Cedar Park Family Photographer, Cedar Park Family Photography, Cedar Park, Cedar Park Child Photography, Cedar Park Child Photographer, Child Photographer, Child Photography, Family Photographer, Family PhotographyAnd big brother is just so darn handsome…Gilgers I love baby sister’s expression in this one…GilgersBaby sister was stingy with the smiles that morning, but we caught a few…Gilgers Gilgers Beautiful mom and baby…Gilgers And just for fun 🙂 Gilgers

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Arizona Cousins

Whenever we’re out in Arizona visiting my husband’s family, we always get the kids together for a few pictures in my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law’s front yard.  They have a beautiful mountain view from there.  Normally we are there during Christmas and are taking the pictures in the evening before church on Christmas Eve, but this year we were there for Thanksgiving.  So instead of dusk, we were dealing with bright, midday Arizona sun.  It was really too bright for the pictures, but I was hell-bent on on them being in that specific spot.  Here’s how they turned out.

All 5 Cousins Together November 2013 - Arizona Trip 350My Monkeys November 2013 - Arizona Trip 354My Nephews.  I can’t decide which of these two pictures I like better.  The one of them both smiling or little brother looking up to his big brother.  I think I’m leaning toward the latter.November 2013 - Arizona Trip 369November 2013 - Arizona Trip 368 (2)Family photo of my in-laws and nephews.  November 2013 - Arizona Trip 392Just the boys.  They are all such buddies.November 2013 - Arizona Trip 396When we got to my Father-in-laws house for Thanksgiving Dinner we got to also spend time with our other two Arizona cousins that we rarely see.  I really wanted a picture of all 7 together, but it never really worked out.  I did, however, get a couple outtakes of the little girls that still make me laugh!November 2013 - Arizona Trip 447 November 2013 - Arizona Trip 451

7 Cousins All in a Row

After 3 years, a wedding & 3 new babies, my family (mom, dad, sisters, brothers-in-law, and our 7 combined nieces and nephews) decided to take another road trip to the Sunshine State.  We, again, drove from Texas and they drove from Michigan.  This year we all met in Panama City Beach.  The drive was a little hairy with an 8-month-old, but once we got there it was well worth it.

These are the pictures from 2013’s beach photo shoot.  It was a little overcast and windy that day, so we were definitely fighting a lot of hair in the faces of the girls.

My MonkeysMay 2013 - Florida Vacation 666 Fuse May 2013 - Florida Vacation 724May 2013 - Florida Vacation 797Grandma & Grandpa with all 7 grandkids, this was definitely the best when it comes to people looking at the camera and smiling, BUT… May 2013 - Florida Vacation 730This “outtake” was my favorite of the day, all the personalities are evident in this one. May 2013 - Florida Vacation 774And then, drum roll please… 7 kids, 7 and under, in one picture.  I have an 8×10 of this one framed in my living room.       May 2013 - Florida Vacation 883 Fuse

Christmas 2012

It was our first Christmas as a family of 5.  My husband and I decided years ago to alternate Christmases.  We go to Michigan every other year to celebrate with my family and Arizona on the other years to celebrate with his family.  It’s just worked out that each of my kids celebrated their first Christmas in Michigan.  There is something really special about seeing the pictures of my kids (and nieces and nephews too) around the Christmas tree in my childhood home.

December 2012 - Christmas Trip to MI 213 December 2012 - Christmas Trip to MI 233 December 2012 - Christmas Trip to MI 238 All seven grand kids with Grandpa and Grandma, so special.December 2012 - Christmas Trip to MI 317