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Parents celebrate with ’empty nest’ photo shoot after the youngest child moved

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Commemorating the milestones with a photo shoot seems to have become a festive requirement, and a funny Mississippi couple turned the camera on themselves in honor of their youngest child leaving the house in a jubilant “empty nester” photo shoot that has now massively viral on Facebook.

Photographer Haley Jones told Fox News that they will move out of her parents Pontotoc house on June 1, in her own apartment in Oxford, relocation, for her full-time job as a nanny. The 22-year-old said that her parents always encouraged her love of photography, inspiring her to pursue the passion as a side hustle.

“I’ve always had a passion for it and my parents allow me to start my own business and I am eternally grateful for that,” she dished.

Jones said that she wanted to snap a photo of her parents, Amy and Randy, English, to the office of her new apartment building, when she signed a lease for her own place in March – but her mother had a better idea for a “an empty nester photo shoot.”

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“We had never seen one so we threw it together!” Jones said. “The funny signs were ALL my mom’s idea and I think that is what is really the picture’s so funny!”

“The funny signs were ALL my mom’s idea & I think that is what is really crazy of the photos so funny!” photographer Haley Jones said.
(Haley Marie Photography)

“We have a crazy sense of humor and we thought it would be funny to do something like this,” the photographer added to Fox 35.

In the series of silly photos, the happy couple was all smiles as she proudly held a sign with “Empty nesters, June 1, 2019” in front of their house. They were also photographed cuddling their dogs, Marley and Buck (also known as the “favorite kids”) and giggling next to a “Expected zero kids” comment as she posed with a trendy, oversized balloon.

“We have a crazy sense of humor and we thought it would be funny to do something like this,” the photographer said of her funny family.
(Haley Marie Photography)

On Tuesday, Jones shared of the images to her business’ Facebook page, though they never expected them to win, so a lot of attention. In the days since the post has gone wildly viral with more than 72,000 likes, 58,000 notes and 150,000 shares — a happy surprise that the woman says “means the world” to her.

“Most parents are a little sad when they are in the ’empty nest’ stage of life. HOWEVER, my parents seem excited,” Jones joked in the caption.

“Most parents are a little sad when they are in the ’empty nest’ stage of life. HOWEVER, my parents seem excited,” Jones joked.
(Haley Marie Photography)

“My business is which means that I will be doing more of what I love! It really is surreal and I am very grateful,” she said to Fox News.

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As for the Facebook commenters, many agreed that the refreshing, relatable series of photographs made for “the most adorable photo session ever.”

Forward, a delighted Jones said that they still plan to visit home often, as her father and mother, “can’t get rid of me that easily.”
(Haley Marie Photography)

“I love that your parents have a great sense of humor, and the nature of the relationship is that honor that they are entering a new period in their journey as a couple,” a fan wrote.

“Love it! Always heard that teenagers are a bit difficult at times and that is God’s way to their house to leave easier for the parents!” another laughed.

“Empty nest hit me hard, frankly, still don’t, my husband not so much! But we had something similar and were very happy when our youngest turned 20 – we celebrated ‘surviving teenagers'” another agreed.

“I wish I thought of this when we became empty nesters! We love our children, but it is so nice to see that they are now with their own children. Plus we get to play grandparents who were a blast,” a user voted in.

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Forward, a delighted Jones told Fox 35 that the shoot was a successful reception feels “great” and that they still plan to visit home often, as her father and mother, “can’t get rid of me that easily.”

The English are also parents to sons Preston and Ethyn, who both moved from the house in the past few years.

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