Adoption is such a special gift! It is a gift for not only the baby to receive a loving, wonderful home, but for the couple who is now blessed with this perfect little miracle. It takes a strong mother to give their baby up and bless both the adoptive parents and the child!! This family came through a referral of a long time client! But little did they know, I had been praying to get this session since I was following their story of adoption on facebook!
Referrals are the biggest form of flattery!! We have had some amazing families in our studio over the past 8 years. A lot of them have come to us multiple times. Weddings, maternity, family, newborn session, they keep coming back. We LOVE seeing our families grow, and there are some that we actually become good friends with. Leen is one of those friends/clients. We met about 7 years ago, and hit it off. She was trying to get pregnant, and after our 4-5 hours of time together, she was convinced that when she DID get pregnant, she would be contacting me for photos. Sure enough….she did! We did her maternity photos, newborn photos, and shortly after doing her son’s 6 month session, we found out she was expecting AGAIN. And without hesitation, she hired us again for her maternity and newborn session.
I now go to the same church as Leen, and get to see her and her beautiful family regularly. When a friend of hers from work went on an adoption journey, she referred them to us when the time came to take their daughter home.
Jeff contacted me and unbeknownst to him, I had been following HIS journey through Leen on facebook, and when I saw their adoption dreams coming true, I kept thinking to myself “I wish I could do THOSE photos!!”. I was ECSTATIC when he called.
He wanted to incorporate purples, greys and yellows into Olivia’s session. Yellow is a color that isn’t requested a whole lot, so I was excited to use a color in a newborn photo shoot that I don’t get to use often. The colors went beautiful together, and Olivia looked beautiful in them!
I love every opportunity to take part in special shoots like this! You could feel the love and adoration Olivia’s dads have for her! She is going to be one spoiled little miss! And soooooo loved!!!