I don’t think it’s a secret that I love lifestyle sessions. Being able to go to a client’s home and capture a family in their own environment doing their own things- that’s where it’s at.
A few months ago I asked for families who might be interested in a lifestyle session to help me showcase this style of photography. My friend Amber immediately nominated Derek and Kristy and their family. When Amber told me the Whittens’ story, I knew exactly why she felt they would be perfect for this type of session.
Two and a half years ago Derek and Kristy made a trip to Ethiopia. The trip was made with Kristy’s sister- to bring home two special little boys that she and her husband were adopting. While they were there, Derek and Kristy met two girls- Bethany and Katie- and fell in love with them. Although they went there with no plans for adopting, they soon found themselves back home working through the process to do exactly that. Last year Kristy bought a one way ticket to Africa to help get adoption paperwork completed, and when she came back she brought with her their two new daughters.
This family is the kind that is beautiful from the inside out and I consider myself truly lucky to have met them, and to have been able to spend a few hours in their amazing company.
Here are a few of my favorite images from our session