Five little wizards!
Last May, Briana and Jordan Driskell welcomed quintuplets after years of infertility struggles. Now, the Kentucky couple is celebrating their babies’ first nine months in the most magical way: with a Harry Potter-themed photo shoot.
“They do really great in front of the camera,” Briana, 30, tells PEOPLE. “Things were much more chaotic doing this month’s pictures due to them wanting to roll everywhere and grab everything.”
Photos from the sweet shoot showed the little babies in white onesies, all wearing the signature striped scarves. Some held little wands, and others sported black, round-rimmed glasses. In the shots, the quintuplets gave sweet smirks and stared at the camera — as they often chewed on the props.
“Wow, was it fun playing dress up with them!” the mother tells PEOPLE.
Briana says she worked with Baby Booth Box, a monthly, themed “photo shoot in a box,” for the display. The company caters to families with babies up to a year old. The family receives five props or more for a photo shoot specific to the month’s theme.
“The Baby Booth Box is such an incredible idea!” she added. “And the most exciting part is not knowing what the theme will be! I loved the Harry Potter theme and I can’t wait to see what next months theme will be!”
Briana shared the sweet photos on her Facebook page and wrote: “Do you like taking monthly pictures of your little ones to track their growth as much as we do?”
Briana struggled to conceive for about two years and became pregnant after undergoing fertility treatments. She says she was speechless when she learned she was carrying quintuplets.
“My husband almost passed out. Both our moms were in the room and his mom went outside and puked twice,” she previously told PEOPLE. “My mom just couldn’t stop saying, ‘Five?’ Five?’ It was extremely shocking.”
The babies remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for nearly three months after the birth.
“The hardest part has been watching them go through so much to get where they are now,” Driskell says of her babies.
“It was extremely hard to watch their tiny fragile bodies go through being intubated/extubated, countless pokes for blood tests, IVs, feeding tubes, cpap machines, xrays, surgeries and so so much more. They are stronger than I ever could have imagined!”
Briana says that life with five babies isn’t easy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way—”There’s never a dull moment at my house,” she previously told PEOPLE.
“These past 9 months have been such a whirlwind. Many, many ups and downs, but they’re definitely worth every bit of it!” Driskell says.
“The hardest part has been learning to let go. I have always been a control freak and I’ve had to let go of a lot of things. My favorite part is watching them grow and seeing how far they’ve come. They have overcome so many obstacles, it truly is a miracle.”