Meet the Maders. A very fun bunch . Haley and I went to the same elementary school, but have grown closer and closer as we have gotten older. She came to me a few months ago about doing a surprise session with just her brother and sisters as a christmas present for her mama. She wanted to capture the precious moments that they had with their brother (a marine) before he goes out of town again . They also painted their faces like their favorite family movie Braveheart which gave the pictures a special touch, and warmed their moms heart right up. I stitched up the flag in the photos by hand. The whole session was fun, and I laughed practically the whole time until my stomach hurt. I am so happy that these pictures brought joy to this sweet family.