July 29, 2008

Anaya • The Forever Child

Being an adopted child myself...this shoot held a very special place in my heart. The journey that Anaya has been on to find her parents, Brian and Marta, is one that reminds you of the grace of God and his will.

A beautiful adoption story - where Marta was able to even be present for the birth. Anaya's name comes from three sources:
  • In Hebrew: God Answers
  • In Indian: Completely Free
  • In African: Look up to God
One of my absolutely favorite quotes about this journey...
"Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute that you didn't grow
under my heart, but in it."
-Fleur Conkling Heylinger

Brian and Marta...I am so very happy for you! Congratulations! :)

And as for my favorite images...this is my very favorite...

I love her all snuggly in her mom's arms, with her dad's big hands holding up her feet.

1 comment:

Lisette Price Photography said...

What a beautiful family! I love, love, love the 5th photo!