Lukavich Family | Tucson, Arizona | Family Portraits

{Lukavich Family | Agua Caliente, Tucson, AZ | November 2011} When i initially spoke to Joni about setting up the family session with her clan she hesitated before telling me she had SIX kids plus a foster baby. Three of which are red-headed triplets. I gawked and grinned for half a second and then said, 'oh please oh please let me photograph you guys!' So they showed up in their enormous white van, all kids were dressed to the nines with an extra wardrobe hanging neatly in the 'extra row' at the back of their 'bus.' The kids were great. They followed direction amazingly well and Joni and her hubby just helped the kids laugh the whole time. I was so impressed with their joy. Even the little baby (whom i can't post pictures of because of system rules) was a gem. (Its killing me not to share his little cheeks and constant 5 month old grin. His name is even Leonard. For reals. Coolest little smiling ball of pudge ever.)

i'm pretty sure this special 'father-son' set  will be treasured for a long time. It took a little urging for them to be cool with the 'hand holding' but then i told them to RACE on the count of 3 and all smiles and giggles were unleashedno joke, the exact words were, "can we please pose in front of this cool door. It matches the girl's hair.' And then out came the fancy pants. I have never seen a family change so fast. this little guy's 3 piece suit just killed me I'm pretty sure this little munchkin could star as a model for a whole series of illustrated children's books. I'd call them 'Munchkin Maddie & Her Sweet Mollases Madness'...or something like that.  one of my favorite from the whole dayand then there were three... Joni... your family is delightful--one big pod of delightfulness. thank you so much for letting me be part of your family memories! | lkm