When the time came for the last of their three children to move out, Amy and Randy English decided to immortalize their transformation into “empty nesters.”
Mixing a wonderful sense of humor with the photography talent of their departing daughter, the Mississippi couple created a photo album that pokes fun at the “we’re pregnant!” pictures we see all over social media.
Many were amused. The daughter, Haley Jones, 22, posted the pictures on Facebook. As of Friday afternoon, the post had 101,000 likes and nearly 200,000 shares.
Jones told Huffpost she works as a nanny but runs a photographic business on the side. She’s moving out into her own apartment this weekend and will be the last to leave the English home. Jones has two older brothers.
“Most parents are a little sad when they hit the ‘empty nest’ phase of life,” Jones wrote on Facebook. “However, my parents seem thrilled. Also, how cute are they?!”
The photo shoot sprouted from a conversation between Jones and her mother.
“I had been wanting to take their pictures and Mama was joking about how they’re going to be empty nesters,” Jones told Huffpost. “And then boom. This was the result.”
To celebrate the milestone, parents Amy and Randy English did a photo shoot with their 22-year-old daughter, Haley Jones, who works full time as a nanny but recently started a photography business on the side. Jones will be the last of their three kids to leave the nest when she moves from the family home in Pontotoc to her new apartment in Oxford on Saturday.