When Korbi Ashton goes out in public with her six children, she tends to get a lot of interesting comments from strangers.
“So much so that my twin sister, Jakobi, gave me a shirt for Christmas that reads, ‘Yes, they are all mine,’” she told HuffPost.
The Washington state photographer is mom to 11-year-old Beck, 9-year-old Paisley, 5-year-old Penelope, 3-year-old Remington, 2-year-old Violet and 3-month-old Jorgen. To show others what life with six kids really looks like, Ashton put together a series of photos offering a glimpse into her daily experiences.
“I love to photograph our everyday lives and record the day-to-day things that we do,” she explained. “I look back at all the photos of them I have taken over the years like the most emotional time capsule. You always hear ‘it goes by so fast.’ And it is so very true!”
The mom said she’s taken so many cute photos of her children that she actually ran out of wall space to hang them and purchased a large TV to use as a digital picture frame.
All six of her kids have very different personalities, Ashton told HuffPost. “Just when I think that I have it all figured out the next one throws me for a loop and I start all over again. I am learning right along with them this thing called parenting and life.”
As her children grow up, the photographer and her husband want to teach them to be happy and successful, however they define that. “I also want to instill in them a desire to live right down the road from me when they grow up,” she joked.
Ultimately, Ashton wants people who see her photo series to know that having six kids is “a fun roller coaster ride.”
“I swear I was more overwhelmed with my first than I am with my sixth,” she said. “I don’t know if I have relaxed or I’ve just learned to embrace the chaos.”
Additionally, she hopes the images make people recall their own special day-to-day moments: “The sometime mundane small and simple things may get brushed aside, but are really so very important in the fabric of our lives.”