Since announcing that we are adopting (see post here), we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the kindness of people, some of whom we had never even met. Our friends, family, and even strangers have been beyond kind and gracious to us. I even had the privilege of sitting down with a new friend just last week and talking through adoption in full, as they are just a few steps ahead of us in the process. What an incredible blessing that has been!
One thing that some know and some do not is that adoption through agencies comes with a large price tag. There are pros and cons to going through an agency instead of through the state for adoption, but Nathan and I have chosen to do the former. I have a blog planned soon to detail exactly why agency adoption costs so much - from pre- and post-birth counseling for the mother, to the amazing amount of paperwork and legal processes, it's a time consuming and expensive process no matter which way you look at it!
To offset some of the costs associated with adoption, Nathan and I have looked at a few different ways to raise money, while at the same time helping others and providing something that YOU would want. Of course, my mind turned to photography!
So in light of this, I'm holding Christmas card mini sessions! What that means is I'll be scheduling 15 minute sessions for a lot of families on Saturday, October 25. Once you book the session, you'll come with your family and whatever outfits you'd like to be 'wearing' on your holiday cards this season. I'll shoot pictures, then deliver 5-10 edited images within two weeks. You can download these images and use them on your Christmas cards!
With this set of mini sessions, I'm not charging the normal amount - instead, ALL donations will go towards bringing home our next little Spady! All you have to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for the day. I can't wait to serve you and celebrate our growing family!
Saturday, October 25
9:00am - 5:00pm
15 minute session; 5-10 hi-res images
$100 suggested donation (all proceeds go towards adoption)
Email email@example.com to book your session!