I met Suzy almost 15 years ago when I was one of her college field hockey coaches. Our love of the sport was great, but our faith in God connected us in a special way. We lost touch for some years, but thanks to social media (gotta love Facebook!), we found each other a few years ago and had the best time catching each other up on things. In doing so, I learned that Suzy had married a wonderful guy she had met at college, and that they both wanted so badly to have children and become parents.
For some, this is a simple decision and a simple plan, with simple results. But for AJ and Suzy, this has been hard, as they have not been able to conceive a child (yet!). Yet through all of this they remain faithful and encouraged, knowing they are meant to be parents and that God will provide them their baby, or babies.
And though they are still trying to get pregnant, they have felt led to begin the adoption process. Currently, they are working through the mountain of paperwork and processes that come with adopting a child, and know that the child (or children) they will adopt will come from China. The road ahead is long, but they are ready and they are willing.
Suzy called me for the most wonderful opportunity, as she wanted to capture pre-adoption portraits for their family. She wanted to have portraits to announce the couple's decision and to help put together fund-raisers to get them their child. This was something I had never done, and so of course was excited about it. Not to mention how dearly I love this young lady and how much I want to help her.
So on a beautiful October evening, AJ and Suzy made the trip out to Pottstown to capture some precious portraits. Here are some of my favorites from our session:
AJ and Suzy, I am so grateful to have been a part of creating these precious portraits for you. I am so excited to see how God leads you as you become the amazing parents you were called to be. And I can't wait until the day I am photographing you with your child (or children!).
Until then, keep smiling,