I’ve always wanted a big family. Maybe not one with as many siblings as the Sampson family, but I definitely always wanted an older brother. Obviously, that never happen since I am the older sister between my sister, Emily, and I. When Emily and I were younger, we fought all the time, so having that third sibling would have been good to act as a mediator between the two of us; at least that was my mindset. However, even though we fought all the time, we still loved each other - even during the years when Emily thought I was boring! In the end, we’re sisters, and that trumps any fight we had.
The Sampson siblings are the same way. Every Sunday I watch as these kids serve together at my Austin home church, Gateway. Never have I seen them get into a fight or an argument with one another. Whenever I’ve seen them, each of them graciously love on each other and our church family. It was the same situation when I took their portraits. The Sampson siblings all worked together to make these portraits special for their family. Kayleigh and Savannah are the two oldest girls, and I saw such a maturity among the two of them as they helped their younger sisters get picture ready; this was extremely helpful especially with Alyssa, the littlest of the family (at least at this moment!). Now, I would definitely believe it if I were told of stories about squabbles and fights amongst the siblings - especially among all the sisters - but in the end, they all love each other and work together to keep their family in harmony.
Session took place at Circle C Park in Austin, TX. Custom holiday card created by me, as well.