Houston Adoption Photographer

D's Adoption Day

I arrived at D's house on an uncharacteristically chilly Texas spring morning to document her family getting ready for her adoption proceedings.  The love in the house could be felt immediately, and it was obvious that her family never experiences a dull moment. I took my first shots as D's dad pulled up a cheat sheet on tie knots while he helped his son with his neckwear.  Adoption_day_photography_getting_ready

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Adoption day photography - Little Guy L

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I had the honor of documenting a very special day this month. L was surrounded by joyful and excited family on his adoption day. After undergoing the organized chaos of the courthouse security line, we all rode a crowded elevator way up to the penultimate story of the courthouse to wait for the proceeding. The docket was quite full that day, and family waited while enjoying one another's company in cheerful anticipation. houston_adoption_photography_walking_family

 

 

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When it was finally time for the proceeding, the mood quickly turned from eager to elated!

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J's Adoption Day!

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This was such an exciting shoot for me. I have wanted to photograph an adoption for a long time, so I was pleased as punch when the S family gave me the opportunity to be their adoption photographer. I arrived at their home in the morning to take a few photos of the family together, then I hopped in the van with them to ride to the courthouse. 

When the S family arrived at the courthouse, they were greeted with excited family and friends. 

When we entered the courtroom, another family had their proceeding before us. It was so nice to see two families officially adding a member that day. The mood in the room was certainly a happy one! I was able to stand behind the judge for the proceeding, which provided a great angle to photograph from. It all happened very quickly!

After J's adoption, Mom and Dad "renewed" Z's adoption. Z was about J's age when she was adopted, and she wanted to do it again!

Just like that, it was time to head back home for a celebration.