Tuesday 11/3 was adoption day for the Boyer family! It's always such an honor and amazing capturing these special moments. They are also one of our Promise Love Foundation Families we supported so it was so much fun to see them reach their goal, and be there for the beginning of this journey! Congrats you guys!!
This was a very happy day for dear friends of ours who finalized the adoption of their son Jacob Matthew! An adoption finalization hearing is only about 10 minutes long but some of the most meaningful and life changing moments a family will experience. It's also one of those things you don't totally get unless you are there so that's why it's one of my favorite things to photograph. Stephanie and John have 3 biological kids as well and this time I was watching their reaction. Their 2 sweet girls we just overjoyed and overcome with emotion after Jay was legally their brother. They are so young, but so loving and compassionate, they totally get it and it is really just the most beautiful thing! Congrats you guys, it's the beginning of an amazing journey!!
This week I got to photograph 2 adoption days! This one is extra special because Gisselle is our daughter, Maddie's, sister. She's an adorable, spunky, 3 year old now, but Holly and Saul have had her as a part of their family since she was only 3 months old as a foster child. Holly use to do my hair at her house, and I remember the first time I met that sweet little baby right when she was about 4 months old. Back then, I never would have guessed the journey both of our families has gone on that came together with these sweet girls. Gisselle was their first foster child, and at that point foster or adoption for my husband David and I was not even on the horizon. 3 years later we got to be there as the judge had everyone raise their right hands and promise to love and care for Gisselle as a part of their forever family. There is nothing sweeter.
Tuesday September 23rd was adoption day for Lisa and Fred's 3 children! Even though they are ending one chapter there is many more to come with them officially becoming Team J! I absolutely love photographing this event, it's literally a 10 minute court hearing but is actually the legal finalization of the adoption process. Many times this process is very long and sometimes has winding roads with bumps and hills so when you finally get to the finalization it's one of the most amazing things ever. Check out more of their story on the Promise Love Blog! Congrats Lisa & Fred!!