A few weeks ago, I got an email from a sweet woman who asked me to do something I had never done before. She explained that she and her husband are in the process of becoming adoptive parents and she needed some photos to show the love their growing family already has, and to show how much that love can expand.
Naturally, I was a little nervous. I felt that these photos could potentially be some of the most important images I ever take, that these photos will make a difference in their lives. I wanted to give them every ounce of ability I had in order to make these special for them.
This was my first downtown session, and I was super pumped. When the couple and I met up, there was an instant click--if you've ever met these people, if these are you're friends, you understand what I'm talking about--they're infectiously fun and outgoing; they're likeable in every way. They'll make the best parents.
We started our session downtown, and I noticed their friend, Lakole, was carrying what looked like a rolled up map. I'm going to be honest, I was wondering why she had it. Was it part of her career?
When we reached this spot (below) Brittany asked if we could get a photo with the map. When they unrolled this, my tears started rolling, and I realized just how blessed I was to be their photographer.
We took a few more lovey photos before we left to our second destination!
This couple just has this wonderful chemistry that really just radiates from them. They didn't have to force anything throughout the whole day. Everything just came so natural. Once I got them in a position, their love took over, and I think it shows through their pictures.
Our next destination to shoot was at Keeneland, one of my favorite places to shoot in the Lexington area! What's not to love? Keeneland is essentially the embodiment of Kentucky life, and always a great place to take some really special pictures.
Again, nothing forced! Aren't they just precious?
I want to wish them the best on their adventure to find their baby. With all the love they already have for one another, I only see it able to grow exponentially for their future little one.