This family photo session in Smokey Mountain National Park is extra special! We were on a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee with EVERYONE! Which, for my immediate family is 23 people! 8 adults, 3 teenagers, 5 kids, 3 toddlers, and 4 babies all shoved into one GIANT cabin! Thankfully this cabin was unbelievably huge and AH-MAZINNNGGGGGG!!!! Fully equipped with 3 different decks, home theater, pool table, air hockey table, indoor heated pool, and 6 bedrooms… one for each family and then all the kid boys in their own room and all the kid girls in their own room! It was wonderful to wake up and drink my morning coffee to this view every single day!
A few days before the trip my sister asked if I could do family photos for them while we were there and of course I’m like, “photos in the Smokey Mountains!?! Yes please!!!!”
So one of the days we were there, we went out to take pictures! But of course, family pictures are never as easy as they seem! Picking out clothes, doing everyones hair, getting everyone dressed, keeping those outfits clean, getting yourself ready, convincing your husband not to be grumpy, loading everyone in the house, bribing them to be happy… but Amber handled it like the amazing mom that she is!
So we went out to a flowery field and we played! Because one of my goals is to remove the stigma from family photos by making them FUN! That’s right… not just tolerable…. but FUN! And we most definitely had fun during this session! Enjoy some of my favorites from this family photo session!