It was their mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary AND they hadn’t all been together in what seemed an endless amount of time.
When I was asked if I would photograph this family of 17…on Thanksgiving day…I was a bit apprehensive. But then, when I heard how this was the first time in a long time that they would all be together and that it was going to be a surprise for mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary, I just knew I had to be there in order to document it.
The tightness of this family is incredible. It was awesome to watch their dynamics. They were also very warm and hospitable to me…to the point that I helped make the gravy that would accompany their Thanksgiving meal.
It was an awesome morning and I’m totally thankful that I was there to capture the moment for them!

*ETA* A slideshow from our morning together

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much, Isabel. You were such a sweetheart. I can’t wait to see the finished product!!

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Isabel! Yes the gravy was all the rave! You were so fun to have over. Love the picture-now we’re famous! Thanks again,

Yesterday we went to lunch and as I looked out the restaurant window, incredulously I asked, “is that snow?!” With a grimace, Mike responded, “yes…the gloom of winter has arrived.” He’s so the winter gloom cloud — loves this type of weather. Being the Floridian that I am, the winter months bum me out a little bit since the sun rarely peeks through.
This morning, as I looked out the window, there it was again…snow…in full force. I looked over to the right of the yard and felt a little cheated as I saw that our tree still had it’s bright yellow fall foliage on its branches.

So, while it’s definitely the start of the snowy season, I’m framing the picture posted and putting it on my desk so that it can remind me of the fall I feel jipped out of.

He’s not a morning person by any means. Quite like his father in that respect. Don’t even bother acknowledging him within the first hour of him opening his eyes. He won’t bother acknowledging you unless it’s with a grunt questioning why you woke him from his slumber or why you’re not moving fast enough to get him his requested breakfast.

So, I was quite surprised when I managed to get this face from him the other morning.

Then we got in the car, started on our way to school…I started chatting, looked in the rear view mirror and saw this.

The morning imp.