Couple goes viral with ’empty nest’ photoshoot

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For many parents, becoming empty nesters is as significant as becoming parents or getting married. 

That was the case for Vicky and Jeff Piper from Ohio.

Last year, their daughter Caitlyn left home to study in Australia. And just last week, they dropped their son, Cameron off at college, which left them with an empty nest. So, to mark the special occasion, the couple posed with an empty bird nest they found in their backyard.

“20 years ago we didn’t have gender reveal parties, portraits in beautiful fields with baby shoes to announce a pregnancy. Nor did we have baby photos on a blanket with a circle around a number showing how old they were. We drove our babies to Sears or Olan Mills to get their photo. So in honor of our next chapter… here you go,” Vicky wrote in a Facebook post. 

Her post has been liked and shared more than 40,000 times.

“If you’re in your 40s or 50s, when you had your kids, you missed all these beautiful photo opportunities kids do now. ‘So there was definitely an element of: “Let’s join those whippersnappers,” Vicky said in an interview with Today. 

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