This family of twelve was a lot of fun to photograph. It seemed like everyone had nicknames, and everyone made each other laugh, making my job easy. I was almost lucky enough to talk one of the little girls, Emma, into being my full-time assistant. She informed me that if she didn’t have to go to school the next day then she would help me out. To my surprise, at the end of the session, I received a two hugs and “thank you’s” by adorable blonde-haired Gabe. We adults value family photos as if they are our biggest prized possession, going to great lengths to get a family session done and successful. But kids like Gabe remind me to value time with family and friends, make memories, and appreciate each other and the time we spend together… and that is time well spent.