Maxwell Family 2018 Photo Session

Mom is our amazing organizer, and this year, she eyed the calendar and proposed a family picture at the end of September. Usually, we’re in this scramble-battle with the weather and everyone’s schedules come October or even November. But this time, we were early enough, it turned out perfect. Add to that we had friends visiting, and they could take the picture and attempt to get all the kids’ attention. Mom even suggested a new photo location, and it worked out beautifully.

Afterward, Dad and Mom provided a hot dog roast, and we enjoyed fellowship and talking.

I’m going to give you a mix of pictures below, so you can sneak a peek into a Maxwell photo session!

A huge thank you to Dessiree and Chris for helping us out!


Mary even had the line up sketched out so she knew where to place people,
but it still takes time to get everyone set.

Getting babies in their correct spots.

This is what happens when a few of us run to check
how the photos are looking. I guess you can call this their break.The Maxwell Family 2018

Casual times, and I began taking individual family pictures

the Nathan Maxwell Family

the Christopher Maxwell Family

the Joseph Maxwell Family

the John Maxwell Family

While individual families got photos, Dad and Mom
went to start the grill and set out dinner.

John and Tina in a race (can you spot Tina?)

Mary and Benji

Mom and Kyle

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5

23 thoughts on “Maxwell Family 2018 Photo Session”

  1. What beautiful pictures and beautiful family. You are truly blessed!

    It must be a challenge getting all those littles ready, they all did a great job!

    1. It is challenging to get the little ones ready. I am blessed by the efforts the young mommies make to be part of the family photo. Knowing their investment, I don’t want to put “have to” pressure on them so I asked them last year if it was worth it to them, saying we could back off to just a photo of those still at home or no photo at all. They were so sweet and expressed their continued willingness to make it happen.

  2. Sarah, will you get to take Chelsy’s maternity photos as well? I would love to see them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These turned out so nicely! It was our honor to help! It was a joy to be a part of the activity. Thereโ€™s always a significant amount of planning that goes into big group photos like these but itโ€™s amazing to see the results! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a BEAUTIFUL, BLESSED family!! Thank you for your wonderful testimony for the Lord! Michelle

  5. Great pictures!! I have to ask where Mary got her skirt?!? I love it!!
    Chelsy’s baby bump is adorable, and all the grandchildren are getting so big! My 6 are around the same ages as Melanie’s, so it’s been fun over the years seeing her kids grow along with mine!

  6. What cute pictures! How do u get all the littles to smile and look at the camera? How many pictures does it take to get a good one? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We try to have someone up by the camera to get the little one’s attention. We take lots and lots of photos because with so many people, it is very, very difficult to get one where everyone looks reasonably good.

  7. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures with all of us!!
    Your ministry is a huge encouragement for my family.
    Blessings from Ecuador, South America

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