I feel so lucky to have been adopted into an amazing family when I was a baby, so one of the ways I give back is through an organization called Found Families. The group describes themselves as:
"an organization that provides free family photography sessions, through a national network of volunteer photographers, to families that have recently adopted a child. Our goal is to help families mark and celebrate this milestone of adoption by making a professional photo session financially attainable.
Because every family deserves beautiful family photos."
They recently blogged a session I did, so I thought I'd share it here as well!
I thought what the family said about their experience was so sweet:
“Brandon and I both knew that we wanted to adopt long before we ever started dating. When I (Stacey) brought it up, Brandon immediately said he had always wanted to adopt too and we knew we would grow our family through adoption. We felt very led to International Adoption and to Vietnam. We matched early in the adoption process and that cute little face made it easy to go through the mass amounts of paperwork and hurdles to jump. We brought Toan home in July and it has been the most wonderful last three months! Adoption is messy and hard and has a steep learning curve but we are so grateful to get to have Toan in our family.”
Congratulations to this loving family!
Chanda Williams is a photographer and film maker in Atlanta. She provides genuine, feel good photography and films for laid back families who recognize how quickly it goes by. Her honest approach to documenting real moments and connections allows families to preserve the memories they are making while also telling their beautifully wild story.