Friday, October 31, 2008

What a BEAUTIFUL family!

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Tigist & Mihiretu are such joyful children! Tigist (far right) melted my heart right away - she even gave me a big hug half way through their photo shoot! And Jeff & Kristen are like veteran parents to these two amazing children that they were blessed to adopt from Ethiopia this year. We did some family shots, then went and played a little on the playground to get some energy out, then drove a few blocks to use a field, and the kids were troopers and did a great job putting up with my variety of settings! In the field they wore these beautiful outfits Kristen brought back from Ethiopia. It was a privilege to photograph this precious family! Oh, and p.s., Kristen has the most beautiful hair I've ever seen! Isn't she gorgeous?
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14 comments:

Hannah said...

Great job, Bethany, capturing those sweet personalities.

annie said...

Bethany, beautiful pictures! I'm a little jealous that you got to spend time with those sweet kids! ;)

Shannon said...

These pictures are amazing!

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Cartmill Clan said...

Amazing pics Bethany- what a beautiful family!!

Strauss House said...

Wow - beautiful family! Love the field...

Isaac and Jenni Marshall said...

These are stunning! The light reflecting in the kids' eyes... amazing!

jessicalanejordan said...

No kidding, gorgeous! I'm loving the new format with the bigger images. Hope your kiddos had a great Halloween. I'm sure you will post some photos. Rowen, Jonas, Tyler, & Ella tore up Gordy Pl with some festive trick-or-treating. So cute. Rowen's little monkey costume had a banana in the pocket. Hilarious. Pics on our site (web.me.com/alittlejordanfamily). Have a good weekend! ~ Jessica

Marisa Coleman said...

Bethany, you captured them perfectly! You, once again, are amazing. What a meaningful first set of family photos that will always be for our good friends.

Janine the Bean said...

These are just so beautiful! I need to tell Jodi so she can see them too. What a gorgeous family.

Erica said...

Oh my goodness! BEAUTIFUL!

Christy. said...

Hi Bethany,
Those are such beautiful pictures! My husband and I are praying about adopting a little boy from Ethiopia, so these pictures warm my heart SO much!
I am going to get on your website. I would LOVE to schedule you to take our pictures! You are so talented!

BruceandBarbara said...

What a beautiful family! You take great photos Bethany!
PS I got the Nikon D40 and am trying not to get overwhelmed at all it can do. One day at a time!!

Dr. Faith said...

Wow, what a fantastic photo shoot. I've been looking through your blog for hours and I just LOVE this shoot. Some of the pictures literally had me in tears because I could just tell how much love was in this family. Great, great job. =)