Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Celebrating Adoption

I have been looking forward to meeting this special little guy since January when I saw his picture for the first time when we had dinner with his family only a few days after they saw his sweet face for the first time. We prayed as they waited anxiously to hear about decisions in court and as they rose above lots of obstacles in order to get to their son to bring him home.

We had scheduled this session two other times....once we got rained out and then this precious little one got sick. We hoped that the third time was a charm and besides a little (okay, ALOT) of humidity things worked out perfectly! When we pulled in behind them at the location, I told Mike I might lose it when I met him the first time. He laughed and told me I should get it together so that he didn't think I was some crazy person! :) So as I fought back tears he comes bounding out of the car. I was afraid he might be a little hesitant with new people around but I couldn't have been more wrong. Let's just say he wasn't too shy and warmed up rather quickly! In fact, he rather loved the camera and I loved every minute of it. By the end of the night as I was photographing his mommy and daddy, I looked over my shoulder to see him crawling up my sweet husband.

We enjoyed capturing the essence of being family, loving each other, and having fun together all while having a stinkin good time!

Aren't they all just beautiful?

All the kiddos...love how the little ones have their hands on their cheek just alike. I couldn't have made that happen if I'd tried.

Can't resist another one of the newest family member...

We have loved getting to know this sweet couple and calling them friends! As most couples tell me when I want to get an image of the two of them, they haven't had a image done since their engagement photos.

The rest of the awesome fam....

One more of the kiddos...they really had so much fun playing together!

I love capturing families, but getting a glimpse into a family that has chosen to pursue adoption was extra special! Thank you so much for allowing us to capture your sweet family! We treasure the opportunity.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Can't Resist

I can't resist posting at least one image from our session this evening. I can't wait to share the whole story with you....make sure you check back soon, you don't want to miss this one!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quite an Entertainer

This little man met up with me as we tried to dodge the supposed rain on Saturday. While the sun came out as soon as we drove up at our meeting place we used the light to our advantage and were able to capture all the personality this little guy shared with us. He regaled us with smiles and laughs the whole time. He even humored us as he tried to mimick the sounds we were making towards him. He was quite adventurous and he's going to be quite the entertainer. Who could resist these smiles?

These little eyes just light up as he smiles and that little tongue always came out as he concentrated....melt my heart!

He loved to take a break and read a little bit...his momma is a teacher so I'm sure they read quite a bit.

Very few little ones make it as long as he did without getting grumpy. He hung in there and just kept motoring....we had to call it quits before he was even done. One of the last images we did was of his little family. Love it when mom and dad's get in on the action....you won't regret it when the little ones are grown up...I promise!

Enjoy these precious images! He's a keeper for sure!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Princess

This precious little princess just entered a sweet family and is adored by her two older brothers. They were often checking on her to see what was happening and making sure that she was a happy little camper. I loved the combination of using some color as well as the classic black and white images.

I hope that her momma, daddy, brothers, and the rest of her family just adore the images we captured below!