November 16, 2011

My most very favorite moment as a photographer. Ever.

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month in the United States?  Now you do!

It's no coincidence of the timing of one of my most favorite moments as a photographer...and I just had to share.

A while back, I was asked if I could shoot some "updated photos" for a very special couple who were looking to adopt a baby.  Being an adopted child, I was thrilled to help.  And as a graphic designer, overjoyed to be able to help layout the 'preview album' for prospective birthmoms to look help them get to know this amazing couple.  They selected photos of their life and I laid it out for them to help tell the story of who they are and why they would be great parents.

I'm thrilled to share that in less than two months, they will be welcoming a sweet little boy into their family!

When they met the birthmom of their son, they asked her what helped her make the decision that they were "THE" parents.  She handed  them the album, turned to the last page, and said, "This image.  I can see you walking along, hand in hand, with your child."

I give you the image above from the last page of their album, taken on our farm, by two of the world's best parents-to-be.  I can't begin to describe how happy my heart is to be able to be part of this journey and to be able to capture it as a photographer.  

And I cannot wait to welcome this little one as well...with tears, open arms, and of course, my lens.  ♥ ♥ ♥


KCina said...

oh man...I'm sitting here crying at my desk.... I'm so glad your GIFT is able to HELP so many!!! :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, Shelley!

DorothyAnne said...

Before they know it, their son will be able to walk with them on the neat and what a cool story! Many blessings to their growing family! it! .........One of those birth to graduation frames would be so have a picture each year in the same spot his parents are walking.

Angie said...

God Moment huh!

Unknown said...

I'm crying I'm so happy for them, and excited for you that you got to play a part in it. So very excited for them that it happened to quickly.

Anonymous said...

Being an adoptive parent I understand ~ our thoughts are with you

Ginny said...

How wonderful to have that gift of the lens, Shelley, and be able to use it for such good!