Thursday, September 10, 2009

Perfectly Pieced Together

I wish you had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family in person like I did, but hopefully their pictures will give you a little glimpse into who they are. A family perfectly pieced together by God through the gift of adoption.

I don't know if it's because
Leul and Adey are the same ages as my kids, but I felt so instantly connected to these little cuties. Ok, it could also be because I follow their mom Bethany's blog, and don't we all feel like we know one another in the blogging world?! :) What I loved most about Leul & Adey, aside from their great personalities and adorable faces, was their connection with one another as siblings. Leul is such a great big brother and Adey loved to follow in his footsteps.

And I'm so amazed by Jeff & Bethany and what they've done for children in Ethiopia. I love that even though they live here in the states and are caring for their own children, they are also aware and caring for children without parents currently in Ethiopia. If you haven't had the chance to see what they're up to yet, please visit their websites HERE, or HERE. It's incredible what God has put on their hearts to do and reading their story may stir your own heart to help out! Every bit of help, helps!

I love this shot of Adey. Beautiful girl.

And hello! Is Leul not the cutest model ever?

But these next shots fit his fun personality even better. :) And Bethany is gorgeous in every photo.

Ah, I just want to give that kid a bear hug! :)

Bethany brought along these beautiful traditional outfits that she bought the kids in Ethiopia.

What a great big brother.

Adey just celebrated her first birthday. This adorable outfit was a gift from a friend.

Thank you Jeff & Bethany for the opportunity to capture your precious family!


Erica said...

Pretty much I love them. Pretty much I love how you captured them. Pretty much AMAZING. Can't wait to meet you in person. YES it will happen. Why don't you just come vacation in yeah... LOVE THEM! AWESOME Job Bethany!!!

JamieV said...

I've been dying to see the rest of these! You did such a fantastic job! I have always told Bethany that Leul could easily be a child model. He is beautiful beyond words! And that Adey...she's captured my heart with those big brown eyes and those chubby cheeks! They are my favorite family EVER!

Auntie Jamie

kristine said...

Lovely portraits!

Christy said...

Wow! Beautiful work -once again. You are an amazing photographer -but of course how difficult could it be with such a gorgeous family!

Erin G. said...

Such beautiful photos for a beautiful family. They are all so priceless. The one of Leul kissing Adey put tears in my eyes. Excellent photography.

Janine the Bean said...

Makes me want to adopt NOW!

What a beautiful family.

Isaac and Jenni Marshall said...

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful and inspiring family! We're hoping to adopt someday, so these images just make my heart melt=)
On another note, I can't remember if I ever commented on Rach and Josh's photos... we were in Africa when you posted them and never had a fast enough connection to look at them=(. Booooo! Checked them out first thing when we got to the states- beautiful!!! It was so nice to meet you both in person as well=).

CornyCornKorens said...

What a beautiful, joyful family!