I believe there's a story in everyone.

Here's a little of mine.

I am an adoptive parent. I've sat in a courtroom twice beside my husband, waiting to hear a judge declare what my heart had known a long time before. I'm actually waiting on our date to do it again.

Adoption day for my girls. Hanging out with my friend and their children’s minister at the time, Adam, outside the courtroom. I don’t know where my youngest son is at this moment!

Adoption day for my girls. Hanging out with my friend and their children’s minister at the time, Adam, outside the courtroom. I don’t know where my youngest son is at this moment!

You think you'll have all this time to get all these pictures. But I promise you, you are so wrapped up in the moment that you don't. You walk away realizing that the first picture you have of your five beautiful kids as a siblings has one kid with a sippy cup to his mouth, another one staring at the beautiful Tuscarawas County Courthouse murals and another one showing her underwear. 

(true story)

At our second adoption, a friend offered to do pictures and video for us, and I consider that one of the biggest blessings I have ever received.

I decided to pay it forward.

Time allowing, I offer complimentary photography for adoptive families that fit into one of two session types:

Family

Lifestyle

One hour session at the hospital/airport/courthouse or your home to document the finalization or arrival of the adoptive child. Includes complimentary digital downloads of all photos that include the adoptive child.

Half hour family session at the location of your choice. MUST be booked the week of the finalization ceremony or arrival of adoptive child. Includes complimentary digital downloads of all portraits that include the adoptive child.