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Category Archives: Loved Ones

The beauty of adoption {Baltimore Adoption Photography}

It’s no secret that I have a heart for adoption.  Founding Red Thread Sessions and then watching it blossom right before my eyes over the last year has been indescribable.  It’s amazing to see so many photographers rallying around something that I have such a passion for.  When I see families like this AND I get to create portraits them … well it just means so much!  Mom is a photographer and fellow homeschooler in the same co-op, so our kids get to be together once a week.  I’ve watched their family grow from five to eight over the last few months, what a special thing to witness!  Their family has a natural-born son and daughter, a son from Korea and the three oldest children recently came home from Ethiopia.

Although it was a bit cold, we got together for a mini-session to celebrate the newest three coming home.  It was an absolute joy to work with them and it’s easy to see how much everyone loves one another.  There was a lot of laughing, silliness, dancing, singing, and hugging!  So delightful!  To read  more about this family, please visit their blog – The Cork Board!

A Full House! {Baltimore Adoption Photographer}

Oh, how I love big families!  And they hold an even more special place in my heart when they’ve been woven together through adoption.  Mom is a dear friend, and this was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting all of her precious treasures.  You would never know by looking at these portraits, but sweet Miss M. (2nd from the right) is the newest addition to this gang.  She fits in so perfectly, it’s just like she was always there.  Although you can’t tell from her size, Miss M. is technically now the oldest child in the family, although I think someone else will likely retain that role, at least for awhile anyway.

Mom asked for portraits mostly of the littles, although she did get in a few of them … and of course, that made me very happy!  Nothing like a mama with her babes, I tell ya.  Unfortunately Dad wasn’t able to be with us, but I’m pretty sure these images will make him smile!  Here are some of my favorites …

A chilly afternoon {Towson Family Photography}

I always love the chance to work with this family, they hold a special place in my heart.  Not only is mom one of my high school classmates, but they are also our neighbors and our kids always have fun together (especially two little girls!).  It was a bit cooler than normal for our sessions but working quickly gave us lots of beautiful images!  Here are some of my favorites so far!

What cold weather? {Towson Family Photographer}

You would never have known that it was so cold outside by hanging out with this precious family!  The girls were absolute rockstars and little man sported a stunning little smile a lot of the time too  🙂  He just turned ONE and I haven’t seen him since his newborn session, what a big difference one year makes!  I can’t get over how much he looks like his oldest sister now, it’s remarkable!  As always, I had so much fun with this family … this is the fourth year I’ve photographed them, amazing how time flies!  I have so enjoyed watching the kids grow and change!  Thanks Mom and Dad for another beautiful session!

Beautiful family of 5 {Towson Family Photographer}

This is the fourth year I have had the pleasure of working with this family, and it’s such a treat every time.  Even despite the very cold temperatures this weekend, they were still so happy to be outside having their portraits taken.  I just adore seeing the love they share for each other and look forward to this session every year!  Mom is a good friend and also owner of Mel’s Crocheted Creations.  She makes all of my beautiful newborn props for me, and I had a lot of fun photographing HER kids in her stunning creations!