A few weeks ago, I photographed this lovely single mom and her baby girl Z for a Mother’s Day Portrait Session. She was nominated by a dear client and friend with the email below for this portrait session. Once I read it, how could I not? The adoption journey is not an easy one, specially for a single mom. In our time together, I got to hear her heart-warming story of struggle, love, hope and courage. I was happy to be be able to tell this happy story, and be a small part of S’s journey in creating memories of these new beginnings for her family of two.
S grew up in East Bay with my sister and me. She was in my sister’s grade. She’s a teacher, who then got her masters degree and now teaches teachers how to teach. She really wanted to be a mom so she applied to be a foster mom. A little over a year ago she was called and asked to foster a little girl who had just been born. She dropped everything and took a 2 day old little girl into her life. As of a month or two ago, she’s now officially adopted Z (as a single mom). S is selfless. She has an amazing community supporting her (thankfully!). S is a photographer, too, and I know she would love to opportunity to be photographed by you ! And her baby is SO cute!