Adoption Mini Sessions, Part 1 // Smithfield, Virginia Family Photographer

Last weekend was one to remember! On the most gorgeous day in October I could've hoped for, ten families met me to take pictures as they supported our adoption. There were families of all ages and sizes - from a couple barely a year into marriage, to a family of six, to a whole bunch of cute dogs, the variety of people from all stages and walks of life was incredible.

I am so amazed that there was such an incredible response to our announcement, and to the mini sessions themselves! I remember right before I hit publish on my blog, wondering aloud to Nathan if ANYONE would sign up. And here I am, with 10 down and 9 more to go this weekend, blown away by the love people have shown us.

So I hope I've done justice to these families who have become a part of our story! It's hard to choose just 5 or 10 images to send, let alone one or two from the blog, but I've narrowed it down to my absolutely favorites. The only thing more exciting than this is that I'll have even more to share next week!

 Cute yellow sweater with a belt and boots for family pictures
 Girls kissing their brother's cheek during family portraits
 Four siblings wearing casual outfits for family portraits
 Dad throwing his daughter into the air
 Black and white of husband and wife laughing during family portraits
 Dad holding his daughter in a sweet moment
 Maternity pictures with gray sweater and bright yellow scarf in the fall
 Mom and dad swing their kid in cute family pictures
 Mom and her boys on a bridge for family pictures
 Couples' shares a sweet moment at anniversary portraits in the fall
 Boy taking family pictures in the fall with jeans and a blue shirt
 A family walks on a trail wearing blue and white and navy
 A dad with his daughters in the fall
 Newlyweds with their dogs for family pictures in a park in the fall
 Newlyweds take anniversary portraits at a park in the fall (black and white)

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.