This session was near and dear to my heart!! Actually most extended family sessions are like that for me. Having lost both of my parents in 2021, I will shout it from the rooftops to anyone who will listen…”Get extended family photos with grandma and grandpa and all of the adult children and grandkids!!!”. The time is NOW!! There are a million reasons not to do it…schedules are crazy, family members live out of town, the kids are too little to cooperate, etc. But none of the excuses are good enough! They just aren’t! When you lose a loved one, these photographs become even more important and cherished. I’ll never forget the Christmas that I dragged my entire family outside in the cold to set up the tripod and take a family photo. Not everyone was dressed perfectly. Not everyone wanted to get their photo taken. There were eye rolls. There were complaints. But we did it anyway!! And guess which photographs are the most precious to us? You guessed it!! Those images of ALL of us at a moment in time…a moment we can never get back. So please get these photos taken. I don’t care if it’s with me or another photographer but just do it!! You won’t regret it!!