What an amazing story this is.
2015 couldn’t have ended in a better way. The Saturday (6 days) before Christmas I was contacted by a couple who was traveling to Florida to adopt their newborn baby girl. I was so excited to work with this couple, and even more excited to spend time with their new little one, who was born with Down Syndrome. They met sweet Eliza on Monday and then came to me on Tuesday. She was 3 weeks old by this time. She was wide awake for a while so I got to capture those sweet newborn eyes too! I later learned that this couple had two boys at home, a 5 year old adopted from Nigeria and a 2 year old born to them biologically. Eliza is baby #3, and they are also due with baby #4 in April! They had to leave their boys at home during Christmas to complete the adoption in Florida, but by the grace of God their paperwork was completed with lightning speed! They were given the green light to go home just 7 days after meeting her. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to capture their beautiful story with my lens.
Here’s a message from mom which just confirms that what you do matters: “I can not say enough about our wonderful experience with Dena! She is amazingly talented and patient, and showed us compassion and kindness during a crazy time in our lives. If you live ANYWHERE in Florida, it’s worth the drive to Orlando to have Everyday Moments Photography capture your little one. We will treasure these photos forever and always remember the kindness Dena showed us — she truly went above + beyond in so many ways! 💕”
Kayla, a former journalist, has a cute little website that touches on motherhood, faith, family and adoption – http://manysparrows.me