2017 Maxwell Family Photo Session

This year, coordinating our family photo seemed nearly impossible. We almost gave up! Trying to work out schedules with four family units, John’s travel schedule (you can imagine why), weather, and well, the list could go on. Amazingly, right after Thanksgiving, we had a perfect day, and everyone was home and available. I’m grateful for the effort put into this picture: the young mommies getting their kiddos ready, Mary and Anna for finding a location, Mom working out schedules, Mary deciding on colors and drawing out an arrangement of how we’d be grouped, etc. Y’all are an awesome family!


We girls went early to see where we wanted the location in the field before everyone came.
The location
A selfie going on here
The Maxwell Family 2017
Mom and Calia
Maxwell sisters

This is what happens when one needs to pause and tries to rearrange our pose. It just wasn’t working right.

Steve and Teri Maxwell Family

The final product! Love that family of mine!

“One generation shall praise thy works to another,
and shall declare thy mighty acts.”
Psalm 145:4

40 thoughts on “2017 Maxwell Family Photo Session”

  1. Beautiful pictures! We have two married sisters who live in two different states, and with five little ones between them, it can be very difficult getting pictures;) But, we do our best!

    1. I figure when we girls are married and likely live out of state, picture time will get more interesting! So I guess whomever is around gets to be in the picture!

  2. family portrait is the hardest in our families also. my brothers works at strange hours but we did have a professional pic before my parents & husband got ill. it’s hanging at my parents place. we don’t have formal family pics anymore just candid… i prefer candid also because than i don’t have to pose or blink my eyes … hahaha

  3. These photos are beautiful!! Amazing job! You all look so lovely. I can’t even tell you had to run to set the timer, Sarah! I’d probably be half falling off the seat πŸ˜‰

  4. You all look great! Love Mary’s shirt, can you share where she purchased it from? So enjoyed meeting and talking to you all when you came to Austin in 2010. Especially talking to you Sara, about how we both enjoy writing for kids. Congrats on your latest book!

  5. Great picture! I know how hard it is to get everyone together for a family picture! Our family consist of 14 children, 6 in-loves, and 11 grandchildren…33 of us in all! One daughter and son-in-love live out of state, so when they come to town we try to get a picture! Sometimes the big kids are harder to keep in line than the younger ones!!! πŸ˜‰ But it all makes fond memories!!!

  6. Beautiful family photos! Good job y’all! I love that your blog has snowflakes falling on it; so cool!

  7. That first photo of the entire family must have felt like quite a triumph — everyone is looking at the camera, which is nearly impossible with so many small children. The backdrop is beautiful, too! Well done!

  8. What beautiful photos of a beautiful family! Love to watch the family grow! May the Lord bless you all abundantly!

    Love in Christ,
    (QuΓ©bec, Canada)

  9. Wow! Love the pictures! You did great. Usually when we take family pictures, someone is blinking or someone isn’t smiling, so it’s a miracle if we get them perfect! πŸ˜€

      1. I’m glad to hear that we aren’t the only ones who have trouble with taking our family pictures. πŸ˜€

  10. It really is such a lovely photo. Your family grows bigger each year!

    With the number of grandkids in your family growing every year, have you all thought of taking a yearly “grandkids’ photo? On my mom’s side of the family there are 18 grandchildren and soon to be 20 great-grandchildren, and whenever we get together (usually once a year in the summer) we get pictures of each group, grandkids and great-grandkids. It really is wonderful looking back and seeing the numbers increase year by year.

  11. What wonderful photos! Just beautiful! And how exciting to think that next year there will be (at least!) three more faces!

  12. Yes, miracles do happen — like getting 11 kids to look at a camera and smile – all at the same time!!! πŸ™‚ Absolutely adorable pictures. Who is the photographer?

  13. Great pic Sarah. The family all looks so great!
    Wow! Adding 3 more next year, hey could be more, we never know!

    I’m sure it must be a bittersweet thought for Steve and Teri thinking about you girls leaving. That will certainly change the family dynamics.


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