BAM! That was the sound of Mackenzie hitting the ground while I was in the middle of posing her mom, Michelle. But don’t worry — no one was hurt … except from all the laughing we did.
World, meet the Fordemwalts!
Christian, Nick, Michelle, Mackenzie, and I went to John Nowlin Elementary School to take some fun family photos at the playground. Mackenzie had the brilliant idea of doing a family pose on the slide — but what she didn’t realize was that her plan was going to … make her hurt herself.
Here’s Mackenzie climbing on … I feel like we should have realized this was a bad idea right here. Michelle already looks like she’s expecting the worst. Orrrr Nick is just pulling her hair. Not sure which!
This is what the shot was supposed to look like —
Annnnd then that BOOM I mentioned. Here’s the aftermath …
I think my favorite part is Michelle pointing and laughing at her daughter.
I always tell my clients when they climb something, or if we’re walking over a body of water — that if they fall, or fall in, I promise to take photos. I never thought I’d see the day where I could make good on that promise!
(I also tell people that if I fall in the water, they need to save my camera, not me!)
But hey — at least she didn’t fall out of this:
I first met the Fordemwalts when we moved in next door to them in 2013. My friend and I were in the midst of building a playset, when we realized we really, really needed an electric drill.
My friend, Lei’La’, went over to knock on the door — and little did I know that would be the start of a glorious friendship!
My favorite thing about Nick and Michelle is how they make each other laugh. Just look — I had them posed all cute, and then Nick threatened to lick Michelle. Annnd the smiles ensued.
My oldest daughter, Lily, really took to Mackenzie and Christian. She is thrilled every time we get to visit!
They’re all just getting so big!!!
This next photo was Michelle’s idea. She wanted it to look like she and her husband, Nick, were having the times of their lives — while their kids looked more than annoyed.
It’s a good analogy! They spent years raising them — and now it’s their turn for some fun!
Now, I am a sucker for candid shots — so I asked the Fordemwalts to go play some tetherball.
Nothing like a little family challenge!! I would post some photos of Nick playing, too, but his faces were all pretty hilarious. There’s one where he’s missing the ball, but I wanted to cut him some slack. 😉
Kenzie and Christian have your typical brother-sister relationship. They love each other, pick on each other, and protect each other!
Mackenzie is 15, and Christian is 13. Michelle and Nick officially have two teenagers under the same roof!
But, they should be really proud of them. They’re really, really good kiddos. I’m so happy Lily has such positive influences in her life!
I’m so glad I was able to come back to KC to capture these amazing photos of the Fordemwalts. I send you all of my love!!
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