It’s great to be back with the Good family once again. Back in 2012 I photographed their maternity session when they were expecting lil Miss M and now 15 months later baby #2 is on the way! I had a great time hanging out with these guys in the studio a few weeks back. Miss M wasn’t too interested in sitting still for very long…I think she was too interested in all the new “toys” that she found in the studio. We managed to get some adorable shots though. Isn’t she a doll!?!? Love her…and love this family. I can’t wait to meet Baby Good coming up here in the spring. Yay! Here are a few of my favorites from my time with them.
(photo credit: P’s daddy)
Baby P was born shortly after I did Andrea and Nick’s maternity session back in November. I couldn’t wait to meet him. The day before P’s scheduled newborn session Andrea called me and said he didn’t appear to be feeling too well and wasn’t sure how the session would go since he has been crying non-stop and hadn’t been sleeping much. We decided to give it a whirl but when they arrived we quickly figured out that P definitely didn’t seem well enough to have pictures taken so we decided to reschedule. Thankfully they had a doctor appointment scheduled that same day because it turned out that P had been having some bleeding in and around his brain. He was immediately admitted to Hershey Children’s hospital where they began urgent treatments followed by a number of surgeries and trips in and out of the hospital. Not exactly what any new parent envisions when they welcome a child into the world, but this family has shown such incredible love, strength and faith during this challenging time. They truly inspire me!
While P isn’t out of the woods quite yet he has proven to be one a heck of fighter. He is my hero and I can’t wait to meet him someday soon. A session involving some Superman theme is definitely in order :) We will celebrate with him and marvel at the blessings that God has given through his precious little life. It will certainly be a good time.
Until then, please keep this family in your prayers as they continue to have faith that their little man will make a full recovery soon.
This past fall I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this beautiful family. Jenna and I met a while back at a yard sale fundraiser they were having that had been put together through some mutual adoptive moma friends. Jenna and I kept in touch and she has since become a cherished encouragement to me as my hubby and I wait for a referral ourselves. These guys have beautiful hearts and I couldn’t be more excited for them as they are now expecting baby #3 too! :)
Here is their story in Jenna’s words:
“God has a heart for orphans and He has given us a great love for them, too. Our pursuit of adoption was merely extending the same grace and mercy to an orphan that we received from God when He adopted us into His family.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
In April of 2011, the Lord laid adoption on our hearts. We are all called to care for the orphans in some form. For our family, we believe one of the ways is by adoption. God put a great love in our hearts for those children with no family of their own. We have room in our home and room in our hearts- instead of asking ourselves why we would adopt, we started to ask ourselves, why wouldn’t we? After much prayer, we decided to pursue an Ethiopian adoption. In October of 2012, we were matched with our precious son, Asher Michael. We brought him home from Ethiopia in February of 2013. We have learned so much about God’s love throughout this whole process. Asher is SUCH a gift to our family!”"
Meet the F Family.