{adorable addition, now their family is complete}

I was so honored to meet this family and photograph all of their beautiful children.  Six weeks before our session they completed their family with the adoption of beautiful 3 year old Cate, they traveled all the way to China to be united with her.   When I heard their story I was so excited to meet them and photograph their children.  You would never know Kate has only been here for 6 weeks.  She understood everything I said, she adored her brothers and sister and you could see this was a very close loving family.  Her little spirit tugged at my heart and seeing her cling to Sophie, her older sister, in such a loving way was truly touching.  I too was adopted, so whenever I hear an adoption story I get drawn in - anxious to hear everything about others adoption journey’s.  It’s such an amazing gift these parents are giving this little girl and likewise Cate is bringing such joy to this family.   I could go on and on…but I’ll end this post with little peek into our session.   Thanks for taking a look:)

by Kara

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SharonDecember 4, 2008 - 6:18 pm

You totally captured this family. Sophie’s sweetness just shines in the photo of her alone! Cate is absolutely as precious as she appears in the photos.

Eliza B.December 1, 2008 - 11:45 pm

You are so ridiculously amazing!!! You rock!

Lena (Elma) RegnerusNovember 27, 2008 - 10:55 pm

I am in love with the image of her on the trike. Stunning session.

CourtneyNovember 26, 2008 - 9:54 pm

Oh she is just beautiful! What wonderful images of a very special family.

megNovember 26, 2008 - 4:08 am

these are special…

rachel brookeNovember 25, 2008 - 7:38 pm

Kara, you always amaze me with your work. I think it is so pure and bright. It makes me happy!

Natasha WhiteleyNovember 25, 2008 - 4:12 pm

I’m sure I sound like a stuck record, but I hope you don’t get tired of hearing it, you ROCK Kara! seriously.
each and every one of these is fantastic!!!!
I look forward to visiting your blog!

JenniferNovember 25, 2008 - 1:40 pm

omgosh these are simply amazing, you captured their connection and beauty so well!

Megan CristelloNovember 24, 2008 - 11:38 am

So sweet..love them all..but the one of the tricycle…w/ the siblings behind…OMgosh…Adore! and BTW, can I tell you how excited that I am..that your moving my way…well, 2.5 hours away, so I won’t be dropping in for morning coffee…well, actually…I might just surprise you…

TanyaNovember 24, 2008 - 7:07 am

One gorgeous family!!! Mum & dad are going to love these I know I do!! Cate is simply the sweetest little girl… such a beautiful story, & you’ve captured them perfectly Kara :)

HelenNovember 24, 2008 - 5:47 am

Gorgeous pictures Kara, what a beautiful story… I am adopted also and am drawn to families who lovingly bring these children into their home… Would love to do it myself one day… love your processing as always :)

Kathy CarlisleNovember 24, 2008 - 1:53 am

Stunning family. Presentation is flawless and I think I am in love with each one of them! Really great, Kara. K

Kara MayNovember 23, 2008 - 2:58 pm

Thanks everyone! I agree this is a beautiful family! Love all your comments – thank you for taking the time to post them :)

CarrieNovember 23, 2008 - 2:55 pm

I didn’t know you were adopted Kara? How did I miss that? Such an amazing and selfless gift! I LOVE these pics – amazing as always, I’m sure the family is going bananas over these!!

sharonNovember 23, 2008 - 2:49 pm

just beautiful as always! love your colors! what a gorgeous family!

DawnNovember 23, 2008 - 10:59 am

What gorgeous pictures!! I LOVE the eyes!!

ohana photographers- david & kimi bNovember 23, 2008 - 2:28 am

i loooove love love that last image! i don’t know why but i do.

susan robertsNovember 23, 2008 - 12:04 am

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful family

michelle nicoloffNovember 22, 2008 - 10:45 pm

Kara…these are beautiful…what a beautiful story:)

TiffanyNovember 22, 2008 - 8:51 pm

You are seriously such an amazing photographer!! If I ever have any kids I am going to have to travel to where ever you are to have you take their pictures!! :)

Jodi MNovember 22, 2008 - 7:18 pm

Very sweet story and obviously caring family. Yep super beautiful images as usual.

MistyNovember 22, 2008 - 6:42 pm

So sweet! Love them all.

Lisa LenderinkNovember 22, 2008 - 2:14 pm

The kids look like they all belong together and
you can tell how proud the older siblings are.

What a treasure for this family. And of course,
rockin colors and clarity as always!~

Kate O'NeilNovember 22, 2008 - 1:38 pm

Wish you could photograph my kids – all 3 are adopted and I would absolutely treasure photos like these. So fun and natural; beautiful as always!
Portland, Oregon

MichelleNovember 22, 2008 - 1:31 pm

Awww…love that story and such a beautiful family. Your photos ALWAYS amaze me Kara – stunning!!!

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