the doughty family

Photographing the Doughty Family for the second year in a row made me happy.

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They are a his and hers blended family, but five minutes with them and you know, they prefer to just call it “ours”. From actions to language, Deek and Nikki promote a team unit.

Whether it’s kissing…

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Or listening to Nikki speak affectionately about their kids..

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Or discussing the positive relationship they work to maintain with the other parents involved. As Nikki describes it, “I’m a bonus mom, and I’m grateful to their mom for sharing them with me.”

And then, when a teenage girl still wants to hold hands with her daddy, well, I just die. That’s all.

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Thanks for letting me take part in your family year after year!

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