I knew when I first applied to be a Red Thread Session volunteer, that these would likely end up being my favorite type of sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting seniors and weddings and families and newborns too. Heck, any day is a good day when I’ve got a camera in my hand. But there’s nothing quite like these adoption sessions–being there to witness such an intimate moment when families finally come together after months, and even sometimes years of waiting.
13 months ago, Emily and Jeremy first began their adoption process. They always wanted to be parents, and felt drawn to adoption. In January, they got the news they had been waiting for.
They had a son. Beck.
For 7 months, Jeremy and Emily watched their baby grow from afar, waiting for the day they would finally be able to bring him home. Finally, on Beck’s 2nd birthday, his adoption was final, and after a small celebration with a few friends and his very own birthday cake, Beck was ready for the long journey home.
I met up with some very anxious family and friends at Eppley Airport in Omaha. It was impossible not to get caught up in their excitement. The minutes ticked by, and then suddenly time stood still. I did my best to just stay out of the way and capture the family’s story as it played out in front of me.
And all I can say to the G Family is congratulations, and welcome home.