The Ross family

I went to high school with Melanie…which was…yeah, a long time ago. We didn’t run in the same circles really, but she has always been one of my favorite people that I remember from high school. She and her friend Lori were short, cute and the nicest people that you’d ever meet. They were almost like twins. They were always together.  And they had a unique way about them…like standing out in front of the school just waving at people as they drove up. Not just a normal wave, but like they were in a beauty pageant  or something.

I thought it was hilarious, which is likely why I still remember that to this day.

Now here we are…10…15…alright…18 years later and she’s got this massive, adorable family. They also have a unique story that I need to hear sometime. In the image below, the two kids on the right are hers, the other three belong to her husband Daniel. But technically, they all belong to each other now as Daniel just recently adopted her two kids as his own.

Such an amazing moment for them and I know from briefly asking about it that this was a huge deal.

So now they are this giant family of seven. We met up in downtown Gilbert for a mini-session last week and had a blast. Usually with these short little shoots, I try to grab group shots, individual shots and hopefully a couple of fun ones before we’re finished.

And what else is more fun than getting seven people to jump in the air at the same time? We did a lot of jumping at the end, and I kind of wished I was out there with ’em.

It was so awesome meeting you guys! Loved all the kids and hopefully we’ll meet up again down the road!

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    You rocked another one, man. Love what you did with the big family.

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com Chris DeAngelis

    Apparently you shoot the cutest families in the Phoenix area 🙂 Great looking shots – love the jumping ones! Love the processing (as usual).

  • Melanie

    Thank you for capturing the uniqueness of my crazy family 🙂 you have such a gift and I admire your ability to draw out the genuine energy of each group. For me, this is priceless.

  • http://www.goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Fun flying family fotos.

  • jina

    I love Melanie too! Yay. It’s fun to see her family after all these years.