Delighted to receive a call from Together We Rise a foster care support group that a local family was completing their adoption. Gifting a family session to mark the occasion, I was excited to get these charmers in front of my camera. Then delighted to find them in walking distance to my home!
Other than how we met it was a typical family photo session.
These sisters have been together almost their whole lives while mom and dad worked through the process, so they were very easy with each other.
A sweltering day in August, we met at their house and though they have a picture perfect yard, the heat won. So we got a few indoor and outdoor shots.
The kids wandered into the air conditioning after a few captures in the gazebo. Per usual, kids are encouraged to play, the bubbles come out, books are read, running, jumping, craziness ensues, then a change of scenery. We headed back outside to gather some shots with the adorable boards that mom created in her own handwriting!
There was some insistence from the littles over who held each letter, but no matter how you spell it, they are still family.
With over 100,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted, happily there are now two less.
A California based non-profit, Together We Rise peaked my interest when I saw an image of a small child with a garbage bag and learned that’s typically how kids travel from house to house. Their goal is to change the way kids experience the foster care system.
Consider donating your skills or funds because 1,200 kids are effected each day. togetherwerise.org/helplocally