I first met Dean and Teresa's gorgeous family in 2012 when they were nominated for a special session as part of my 'Pay It Forward' campaign.
In addition to their biological son, they have adopted 13 children to create a loving and wonderfully diverse family. After one family session and the celebration of four seniors that year, I was delighted to see I would get the opportunity to photograph them again this year!
A gorgeous day at Hidden Falls Park in Saint Paul, I delighted in seeing how they had all grown and changed. Amazing to see how family continues to grow, but always remains the foundation of who we become.
Here are just a few of the individual shots we captured that day. So much character and beauty!