Sneak Peek: The Murphy’s {FAMILY}

This is one of my favorite families, ever. They are so genuine, so down to earth, love each other through the good and the bad. We met last year during their Celebrating Adoption session, and since then I have loved hearing bits and pieces of their journey as Ava settles in to life in the Murphy family. We knew it would be hard to top last year’s session…it was so personal, so full of meaning. That said, I think we rocked it this year! I loved the idea of capturing some shots in Jason’s shop, and Deception Pass Park was stunning, even if it was 90 degrees outside! The picnic was a blast, but the best part was the s’mores at the end…when else will you see a grown man roast mini marshmallows with a match?!

Christall, Jason, Grace and Ava, you guys rock! Thanks for allowing me to tag along on an adventure with you!

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  • Renee WhitingAugust 16, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    These are so sweet and I love your storytelling! Lots of love is very obvious in this family!

  • Sarah FelgerAugust 16, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Love the pics!!! They truly capture the Murphy family well. 😉

  • Michelle WebsterAugust 16, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    I love these photos! They are so much fun!

  • ShannonAugust 16, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    So cute and fun! Can’t wait to see them in print:)

  • Rebekah GreenAugust 16, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures Mandi! They all turned out Gorgeous! I have some pretty cute nieces… 🙂

  • Lisa Veleff DayAugust 16, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Those are BEAUTIFUL photos. Love the roasting of the mini-marshmallows, the b&w pic of Christall and Jason, and those girls are just gorgeous!

  • Julia LaggeAugust 16, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    Beautiful. The black and white of you and Jason is a must.

  • NikkiAugust 16, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    I love love love these way cute My favorite is with the two girls on the picnic table 🙂

  • nat petersonAugust 16, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    A beautiful set of pictures! Cristall, I’ve not yet had the privilege of meeting your family, but I hope I may. What an amazing family y’all make!

  • LeslieAugust 16, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a fantastic family.

  • DanaAugust 16, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    These are adorable! I love the picnic and outdoorsy setting. I haven’t quite seen this before and I LOVE it! LOVE IT!

  • CamilleAugust 17, 2010 - 4:07 am

    WOW, you guys are so adorable! I love them all… how do you choose?

  • JillianAugust 17, 2010 - 7:44 am

    I really like the indiv pics of the girls on the picnic table, I also love the black and white of ‘mom and dad’….very sweet pics!

  • JillianAugust 17, 2010 - 7:52 am

    I also really like #14

  • Shelly DarnellAugust 17, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Christall, those are fantastic!! I love all of the pictures!! The bw one of you and Jas is romantic. I Love the one of the girls in the shop and the last one of them on the picnic table. I love the ones of Jason and Grace on the “teeter-totter”. Ahhhhh they are all terrific… order them all 🙂

  • sarah tjepkemaAugust 17, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    also, one of my favorite families ever!! gorgeous – i love how candid the pics are!

  • Lori FoxAugust 17, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Love the picture of the girls in the shop 🙂 and all of them. They look so happy 🙂