Maxwell Photo Shoot

We needed an updated family photo, so, upon careful selection of outfits and coordinating colors, and with a tight schedule, we chose a week ago Sunday evening for the photo. We knew it was going to be hot: lower 90’s with humidity, but it needed to be done right away, so we went for it. We asked Christopher to do the photo shoot, and Anna Marie was his wonderful help-meet. She assisted him with the light set up, shielding the camera from the sun, and also took “behind the scenes” photos with my camera (thank you, Anna Marie–I love having those kinds of pictures!).

The location was a beautiful, old chapel in town. Here are the “behind the scenes” photos first. You can click into any picture to make it bigger.

Again, thank you Christopher (and Anna Marie for your help and support).


After Christopher took a number, he would show them to us, so we could see if the posing was correct and how we liked it.

So you’ve seen how the set up was, now see the difference the lighting makes for the real thing. It’s hard to believe these pictures were taken at the same time as the ones above, but yes, it’s true.



The Girls
The Guys

And here’s my favorite family photo.

This one is my personal favorite.

“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalms 16:6).

24 thoughts on “Maxwell Photo Shoot”

  1. Those turned out really lovely, and I agree with you about your favorite, Sarah. I think that’s my new favorite picture of your family!

  2. They turned out great. I love you skirts,…it looks great with the white blouses. I agree, Sarah,..that last family picture is really nice.

  3. Very pretty! It is like the time of day changes just by changing the lighting. He created shadows that were not there before to highlight the parts of the photo necessary. WTG, Christopher!

    Granted, he had great material to work with, just sayin’…

    Love you all,


  4. Dear Maxwell’s,
    Beautiful family, beautiful pictures of “all of you”!
    What a blessing & my oh my how time is
    marching on & everyone “grows up”! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing these.
    ~The M. family

  5. Beautiful family. A blessing to the rest of us. You touch and teach so much.

    Thank you,
    Johnna B.

  6. Beautiful pictures!!! Stunning work!! I REALLY like the family photo on the end, very nice.

    Well done!

  7. those are really good pictures! It must have been fun to do a photo shoot in front of such a neat building!

  8. Beautiful Photos! The last one is exceptionally beautiful!!
    Your family is such a blessing to us!

  9. I love when you share your photographs with us! Following the blog and watching the younger children mature makes me feel like a friend…even if I have yet to meet you in person. Hopefully one day! 🙂

  10. Great family pictures! Can you share with us how Christopher achieves that effect with lighting, how does he do it? The difference is amazing. Beautiful door on that church, by the way.
    He had a large strobe shooting into an umbrella in front of us. It overpowered the sun behind us.

  11. Each photo is lovely! I love the last picture also. What a blessing your family is!

  12. Very nice pictures! Out of curiousity, why are Nathan, Melany, Abigail, Bethany, Christopher, and Anna-Marie not in the pictures?
    We intended to use them for publicity shots and they don’t travel with us.They are part of the Christmas photos.

  13. It’s times like these I wish you had a “like”, or “thumbs up”, or even a “love it”, button. Love all the pictures. It seems God has blessed Christopher with a great talent for photograpy.

  14. Great pictures!! Good job, Christopher…and Anna Marie!!!!! God’s given you a wonderful gift!

    I like the first and last family ones. I also like the one of the girls.

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  15. Wonderful pictures of a precious family. 🙂
    Blessings, Patti M.
    P.S. Christopher and Anna Marie both did an excellent job with the photography!

  16. We really appreciate your family’s ministry. We were able to attend one of your conferences at the Bulter home.

    Lovely pictures! I like the last one the best.

    Did Sarah and Mary exchange shoes? In the 2nd picture, Sarah’s wearing white shoes, in the 3rd, Mary is, and then in the 4th Sarah is again. Just noticed that little detail. 🙂
    Yes. Pretty good eye.

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