I love adoption, the miracle of a child being loved and finding a home. I am so blessed to be a part of raising funds to see this Little One come home from China to his mama who already adores him. You can read more about Desiree's story HERE and on her blog about her adoption journey HERE.

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I have had Desiree and her little boy so strongly on my heart and have been so blessed to be part of the fundraising to bring this child home. Adoption can be so expensive but who can put a price tag on a little soul finding a home? So far I have had several of you generously jump in to participate in the photography fundraising efforts that are going 100% towards this adoption:

  • two full family sessions...thank you to Jenny B. and family and Sarah H. and family!!
  • one mini session....thank you to Alex S.....can't wait to do it this week!
  • three parent photography workshops have been filled....so many wonderful ladies!

The last part of the fundraising that I will do is a day of Individual Portraits and Group Portraits on Saturday, March 17 between 10-2.

Location: Northwest Church 34800 21st Avenue SW, Federal Way, WA 98023. (This is not an official church event but they have kindly given us permission to use the outside of the building since it is protected and we can do this day rain or shine…hoping for shine)

Individual Portraits ($20 donation each): These are for children, youth, and adults.   Think: updates, profile pictures for FB, gifts for Mother's Day, grandparent gifts, website headshots, etc. The images will be emailed to you in full resolution.

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Group Portraits ($40 donation each) for up to four people. Think: couples shot, mom and child or dad and child images, grandparent and grandchildren, siblings, good friends, etc. The images will be emailed to you in full resolution.

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Here's what you do:

1. Let me know that you want to participate and then I'll give you my address to mail the check and tell you how to make it out. (You can send me an email off the contact section of my website or leave me a message on FB). 2. Send me your donation. (Suggested donation x the number of images you would like. ie If you want individual portraits of three children that would be $20x 3= $60) 3. Choose one of the two blocks that would be best for you: A) 10 A.M.- 12 P.M. B)12 P.M.-2 P.M. I will then work out a schedule and let you know a 15 minute block of time for you to come.

I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to fill this time FULL of people so that you can come away with a great image and we can all work together to bless this family with some good funds.

If you are interested, would you please let me know very soon so I can get you in my schedule. This is the first time I have ever offered single and group portraits outside of a traditional session and I would be so thrilled if you are able to take this opportunity.

If this day and time doesn't work for you but you still have a heart to help fund this adoption, please go to Desiree's website where you can donate directly by credit card or paypal. Every little bit ($5, $10, $50, whatever :) ) adds up.

Thank you so much to ALL of you who have joined with me in supporting Desiree and her beautiful boy.

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