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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Jeffers Reunion: Celebrating Family

Every so often, I get to photograph an event that truly moves me. A few weeks ago, I shot such an event- a family reunion. Jack and Christine Jeffers, and their six kids, and their eleven grandchildren, and their two great-grandchildren, all got together this past New Years Day, to celebrate family. It was wonderful.

I was asked to come and shoot some family portraits- to get some shots of the group all together, and then some of each of the six kids with their families- and then maybe some candid shots of the party. I had such a blast meeting this family. It almost made me wish that I had had 5 siblings (ALMOST- one older brother was plenty for me though!). The kids joked around together like they were still all teenagers at home, and the grandkids fell right into step beside them. There were a lot of laughs, a lot of hugs, and a great sense of love and family. I loved being witness to it all.

Here were some of my favorites from the day.





Jack and Christine, I can't imagine how proud you must be to look at the amazing family that you have made. Your marriage and your family are a testament to what is still good and pure and wonderful in life. I was so inspired by you both and by your wonderfully enormous family! I hope and pray that someday, years from now, my husband and I are surrounded by our kids and our grandkids the way that you both are. Happy New Year to all the Jeffers!


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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katie, What a beautiful family! Awesome photography too!

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh. What a beautiful family! Great photographer!!
Cheers,
Ellen

Denise said...

Beautiful family Katie!

Sue :) said...

Love the pics! Nothing like a family portrait as a fabulous memory!

Anonymous said...

Love these photos! Love the rustic setting, just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the pics:)) What a beautiful family Katie!! Love you guys soo much:) Love-Missy

Anonymous said...

The pictures are beautiful! What a great idea to capture the family reunion!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just beautiful Katie! Love-Lee

Carrie said...

I love how natural the pictures are...they capture the "real" moments! Carrie :)

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful family!!! Really amazing photos too!

Kathy BAtzel said...

Katie what beautiful pictures!!!!!!

Breeann said...

Such amazing pictures. Katie, love the picture of you and the boys...they are such handsome little men!

Anonymous said...

Katie, what a blessing for all of you to be able to celebrate having all of your family together. These pictures are wonderful and will be treasures to look back on for generations to come.

Your family is beautiful. I'm so glad you shared the pictures with me.

Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

It looks like it was a fun day with Beautiful photos to remember it! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics Katie!! Hope to see you soon! Mike

Christine said...

Awesome pictures! Your family looks amazing!!!

Karen said...

Katie, Your photographer's work is truly beautiful. So wonderful for your family to have these keepsakes to remember this time in your lives!

Shirleen said...

Absolutely priceless!

Anonymous said...

Katie,
These photos are beautiful. Your photographer captured a truly special day.
Patti

miss lovesick said...

katie,
loving the pics of your beautiful family. jen is an amazing photographer!
xoxox
alli

Christina said...

Beautiful pictures of you and your entire family...thanks for sharing with me:-)

April said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, they are beautiful :)

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