Saturday, July 21, 2018

New Bates Family Photos

In celebration of 4th of July and Papa Bill's 80th birthday, the entire Bates family gathered with Gil's parents and siblings at the family farm in South Carolina. They also had a photographer duo, Caleb and Brittany Cruse from Cruse Creative, take new photos. What do you think?

Gil and Kelly Bates Family
The "original" Gil and Kelly Bates family

Gil and Kelly Bates family
The "updated" Bates family

Gil and Kelly Bates
Gil and Kelly Bates

Photos used with permission from Gil and Kelly Bates

34 comments:

  1. They are so beautiful and handsome

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  2. Love Carlins outfit, you have a beautiful family! Pam from SC

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    1. Me too! And her hair๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Awww What a beautiful picture!!! Love it!! ❤

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  4. Beautiful family pictures! ❤️๐Ÿ˜‡

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  5. Such lovely pictures

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  6. Any chance we can get pictures of Papa Bill and Janie and Greg, Jeni and their families? The Thanksgiving episode is my favorite, each season, because I really enjoy Gil's family of birth. I've never entered the 20th Bates Contest, but I'd totally sign-up for a "hang out with Papa Bill, Janie, Greg & Jeni on the farm" contest (I'd even happily cook the entire Thanksgiving meal and let Janie rest).

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  7. Amazing photos of an amazing family. Bless you all!

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  8. Nice family. Wishing them only the best. Carla

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  9. Lovely photos. Nice to see one of pregnant Tori as well.

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  10. They cancelled last minute from speaking at the ATI Family Conference in Sacramento so they could be at PaPa Bill's birthday and 4th of July celebration in SC. Time will tell but I'm pretty sure that the UP television cameras were they as well.

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  11. Kelly GiesbrechtJuly 22, 2018 at 6:56 AM

    Such a beautiful family! Such lovely couples!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. They did a good job. Getting a picture where everyone looks nice in a huge group is hard. Our yearbook person took a group teacher photo and half the people had their eyes closed!

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  13. What a beautiful family Gil and Kelly have raised. So happy to be able to share along on their individual journey's, hope they stay on the air for years to come.

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  14. What a beautiful family, Gil and Kelly have raised. So happy to be able to follow their journeys, as they pursue careers, marry and have children, hope the show airs for many years to come. The Bates are a true, pure, inspirational family xox.

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  15. What a beautiful family GOD bless y'all

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  16. This is not a criticism, but are some of them wearing the same clothes in the second picture as in the first picture? Looks like Gil and Kelly and one of the girl's dresses are repeats! Not that it is a problem just something that jumped out at me :-)

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    1. They are all wearing the same pics because this pictures are from the same photoshoot. The 2 pics were probably taken minutes apart....

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    2. They all appear to be wearing the same thing. They just aren’t standing in the same order.

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    3. The Gil, Kelly, and their 19 children are wearing the same outfits in both pictures. The two pictures were taken during the same photoshoot. They first one is a picture of the "original" Bates family and then included the married kids' families as well as Kelton and Evan.

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    4. They are all wearing the same clothes.

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    5. These pictures were taken on the SAME DAY. First picture is Kelly & Gil with their 19 children. Second picture includes all the spouses and grandchildren too

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    6. Aren't both photos from the same photo shoot? Wouldn't they all be wearing the same outfits?

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  17. Noticed Lawson standing on his toes for both photos!!

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    1. My younger brother does that anytime me or my sisters wear heals in pictures๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  18. Such a beautiful family

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  19. Ellie, Will you use these images to update the website?

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  20. Love the pictures. Who is standing behind Katie in the bigger group pic?

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    1. Isn't it Jackson?

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    2. Is it Jackson?

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    3. Jackson. He had a huge growth spurt!

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  21. Gil and Kelly have raised a beautiful family. They all look sooo happy! I know to some degree what a large family is, as my parents have 12 children and 45 grandchildren. And I know what it's like to feel that kind if happiness! Having a big family gives you the best friends in life one could ever have!

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  22. That's Jackson, the oldest of the "middle" boys.

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  23. Where did Carlin get her outfit its really cute.

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