I love happy-every-afters. I get to see them a lot! Marriages, new babies, last babies, all sorts of families made up in all sorts of ways. I love getting to know clients and hearing their happy-ever-after story. Every one is different, and every one helps me to photograph their family better. But this one will stick with me forever I am sure! I loved this forever family photography session!
This dad contacted me a couple of years ago to photograph something very special – a photo shoot of him and his wife on their 10th wedding anniversary, all dressed back up in their wedding attire. The surprise came later in the day, as I walked them closer to the church where friends and family were waiting to surprise her with a vow renewal and reception. A very memorable day!
I was so thrilled when I heard from them again about a month ago, saying they were interested in family photos. Imagine my surprise when I learned that they are now a family of FIVE! They adopted a set of twin girls and their little brother, whom had been living in a separate foster home. He didn’t really know his sisters. All three children were in less than ideal situations, lagging behind their peers developmentally and speaking only two or three words. I spoke with the mom and dad about all of the kids on the phone before the session day and thought a lot about how to photograph them.
The day of the session came, and the first child jumped out of their minivan, ran to me and gave me a hug. All three were all smiles, filled with a joy that was simply indescribable. The three siblings were loving and sweet to each other, and so, so happy! Mom and dad told me about all of the things they got to experience for the first time with their three kids, and how much each one had grown and flourished since being in their home. I got to hear about the very recent official adoption, and the celebration that followed with friends and family.
This is one of those cases where I feel an immense responsibility to a client. This was their first professional photo session as a family! And this sweet couples first session as parents! It wasn’t hard to find happy moments, though. This family of five was all smiles! Definitely a happy-ever-after to remember!
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