I will be the first to admit that I am a little bit obsessive about taking photos of my kids. I don’t think you can ever have enough photos of your little ones growing up. This is especially true for the newborn stage.
The moments of them sleeping most of the day and those teeny fingers and toes only last for a short while, so it’s important for me to document as much as I can. I love the newborn stage so much and find myself looking back at photos of the girls as newborns all the time.
I wanted a laid back and simple feel for photos of Macks, so my good friend Lindsey came over to our apartment to capture sweet moments of our family. It was definitely much more different to try to get photos of all five of us, either Macks would be crying or my youngest daughter Avery didn’t want to smile, but it shows just what life is like for our family.
Take a look at some of my favorite photos from the shoot.
Family of Five 1 of 14
Sometimes it's so hard for me to believe we are now five!
Loves His Sisters 2 of 14
I can't wait to watch and see how their relationship grows.
So Happy 3 of 14
I was worried at how they would react to having a new baby around, but they love having Macks.
Kisses 4 of 14
They try to sneak in a kiss every chance they get.
Signature Pose 5 of 14
There is something about this pose that he loves, because every time I lay him down this is the position that he moves his arms to.
My Sweet Boy 6 of 14
Words cannot express how much I love this little boy.
Hanging Out With His Sisters 7 of 14
The girls could just sit and stare at him all day. That's how much they love him already.
Kisses for My Boy 8 of 14
It's amazing how much love you can have for someone you've known for such a short time.
Little Face 9 of 14
I can't believe how alert and awake he was for this entire shoot!
Profile 10 of 14
I stare at his features all day trying to figure out who he looks like. Everyday it's someone different in our family.
Happy 11 of 14
This big grin on my face just shows how happy I am to have him in my life.
Daddy’s Boy 12 of 14
He is so happy to have another guy in the family!
My Kids 13 of 14
Love all three of them so much!
We Are Family 14 of 14
Our family is complete!
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