The Sander Family Started out with an adorable couple, Art and Rita, over 40 years ago. They had three children, and those three children have helped to grow this beautiful family to over 20 people! Their grandkids are comprised of adults, teenagers, and school aged kids alike. Can you even imagine how big it will continue to get as they start getting GREAT grandchildren?!
Large families are something I can relate to. I’m the 6th of 8 children in my own family and we seem to take over places whenever we’re all together. I’ll hand it to this crowd, we sort of took over a space in the park, but they were tame compared to what I’m used to. I mean, sure it may have been difficult getting a word in amongst all the conversations going on, but that’s totally expected with large families! That’s what big families are all about and I love it! I feel right at home :) And, hey, if you’re having fun and I’m hanging around with my camera, it’s all fair game and I’ll just keep going! One of the coolest things about big families is that it seems like no matter your age group, you almost always have a friend in a sibling, a cousin, an aunt or uncle. And as I looked around during the shoot, there were conversations and laughter and you can tell they genuinely enjoy each other’s company.
While I was covered up to my ankles in freshly cut grass by the time the shoot was over, the Sander family did an excellent job keeping clean, staying on task, and most importantly, smiling and laughing.
Thank you so much for allowing me to take these cherished family photos to remember such a fun time in all of your lives!