“We re-created this shot on Easter Sunday, 2012 for the 25th anniversary. Original Olan Mills photograph was shot in 1987.”
(submitted by Karla)
I love this! What a cute, creative idea. Thank you for sharing this picture of your family, it made me happy. 🙂
At first I was going to comment about the the upper-right-hand girl never aging. Then I read the info about the shirts showing their actual AGES, and I’m flabbergasted! I call SORCERY! o_O
I absolutely love this. I had to learn in the comments that the shirt numbers were ages!! Even better!!!
That’s awesome! Cool idea!
I think this one is pretty kewl 🙂
very cute idea…
Not awkward…very sweet
I see nothing wrong with this. These people are great!
I think this is a totally fun idea …. love it!! I’m so stealing it for my family as well…. 🙂
not awkard for me. it’s a pretty cool idea.
hope they manage to do another one in 25 years.
This family is amazing! Not only do they age very well, but they seem like so much fun.
#35, wow… that’s about all I can manage.
Great picture though. Awesome idea. I ought to do that with my kids now while they’re still young.
I’m the youngest of 6 girls and my parents survived! I just wish we had done something like this. I have an Olan Mills portrait of us from 1983, and everyone hates how they look in it, except for me. (because they were awkward teenagers, and I was a cute 2 year old) Thanks for sharing!
I think the little one got replaced with a stunt double in the second photo. Everyone else still looks like themselves.
This is adorable and awesome! My poor kids… I am SO doing this for our next portrait!
If that were my family, none of the females would have a number higher than 29 on their jersey. Great pics!
I think that is really sweet!
Beauiful damily then, and beautiful family now. Well done.
Nice to see that Olan Mills hasn’t changed their backdrops in 25 years.
Thanks for sharing again! It’s fun to see how the girls grew up.
That’s not awkward, that’s like the best idea ever!!
I love this so much!
Hmm. Must have cost a lot to get all those shirts bought and printed.
Whaddya mean I’m tight-fisted?
My first thought was “great idea” second thought was of the cost. We need to lighten up 🙂
The shirts…then and now…were provided by Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina. I know…I’m #66. 🙂
Makes you realize how fast time flies when you notice that the oldest girl is now older than her mom and dad were in the original photo.
From #16/#41 to everyone, thanks for the comments. We had a great time doing this. We’ve learned if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?! We love all the great comments from the original pix. Side splitting entertainment! I’m just mortified I’m now the age my dad was when we took this shot! What the what??!!! HAHAHA
What a fabulous idea, and definitely redeemed itself from its awkwardness! Beautiful family!
I can not believe he survived to sixty sixty six.
Hey, I think this was a great idea, and although the first one may have been awkward, revisiting it in the way that you have more than makes up for it. Hope you can all be together for the next one. Cheers 🙂
Awesome, not awkward! 🙂
Wow! I see nothing awkward at all! I think this is really cool!
I’m thinking this is more awesome than awkward.
I actually think this is a pretty good idea for a picture–pretty ingenious to do the ages on the shirts, too. Would look cool in a side-by-side frame.
I don’t see “awkward” here at all. I see one genuinely cool family having a great time with a wonderful idea!
This is just awesome.
At least they correctly added 25 to the number on each jersey!
I don’t think it’s awkward at all – it’s nice!
on the upside, the gangly/awkward little girls seem to have improved with age.
I actually like this idea!
I do, too! I think it’s really cute! Although I wouldn’t be caught dead in a jersey that said my age on it!!
Embracing the awkwardness – awesome!!! (I love the ages on the shirts – nice touch!)
Ages! Thank you! I feel so dumb that I didn’t catch that.
didn’t notice but love it now that i do!
This is great! What a fun family!
I think both photos are fun! Not sure I’d want to advertise my age that way, but it’s still fun.
Couldn’t leave well enough alone, could you?
I love it!
That family bloomed into a pack of beautys!
That’s cute. I like how the dad and daughter #2 had the same ages, and the only two people that changed all that much were dad and little #5
These girls certainly aged well!
#35 Most improved player.
lmao you are a dangerously funny man bob
While I agree #35 looks great, my pick for MIP would be #42. Frankly, that is one pretty sorority.
I agree with bob, but I honestly think they all turned out to be beautiful women. I think it would be a tough call to make based on a picture alone.
Wow, that’s really neat to see how everyone changed. Be happy that you are all there to recreate the picture 🙂 Not awkward at all, and I love the ages on everyone’s shirts!
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