I want to start this post with a disclaimer so that there is no confusion. ;) DISCLAIMER: I am not a family photographer and do not book family photo sessions. This one was a very special circumstance.
Earlier this year I was asked to participate in raising funds for the Tulsa Crisis Pregnancy Outreach (CPO) and gladly jumped on board. They held a banquet and an auction so, I donated a session knowing full well that the type of session that I would most likely end up doing would be a family. I was okay with that.
My husband and I have always had a heart for adoption and started looking into the whole process at the beginning of this year before I got pregnant. We can't wait for our baby girl to arrive in just a few weeks but we also look forward to the day when our family will grow through adoption. During our research we found out about CPO and were blown away by them. CPO's mission and the heart of their organization is nothing short of amazing.
The primary mission of Crisis Pregnancy Outreach is to provide love and assistance, free of charge, to young women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy, and to their children as well. They accomplish everything through the hard work and dedication of volunteers so no one there recieves a salary.
We have several friends that have adopted or are in the process of adopting through CPO and this beautiful family is one of them. Travis, Valerie and Trenton...Thank you so much for spending the evening with me and being patient with my pregnant lack of agility and speed during your shoot. ;) It was such a pleasure getting to know you all a little bit better. I am very much out of practice when it comes to shooting families and kids so, I hope that you enjoy your non-family photographer taken family photographs.
Handsome little man.
Could their outfits be any better?
I just love Trenton's smile.
It just so happened that a train came by in the middle of our shoot.
Nothing quite as cool as a little penny flattening.