I had the pleasure and amazing opportunity to photograph an adoption as a volunteer photographer. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I was on facebook, and a post on my feed that was talking about helping foster children in the area, and I commented on the post inquiring about photographing. I got a response almost instantly, and filled out a form to become a volunteer photographer. Within a week I received an email asking if I could photograph for a family who was adopting two siblings who they had in their care already for quite some time.
I met the family at the courthouse downtown, and was able to photograph waiting and then the actual moment when they signed the papers that made the children officially theirs. It was such an awesome experience, and so much love was in the room. The older sister had the biggest smile on her face the entire time, she couldn't have been any happier! After the adoption, we took pictures with the judge, and then also went outside and took some beautiful portraits of the big supportive family in front of the court house.
I look forward to being able to do this for more families and more children! I have a special spot in my heart for foster children, and children who are being adopted into new loving families that they deserve.