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December 02, 2011
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I first heard of April & Brian when some of my dearest friends started doing youth ministry at Newsong with them. When April officiated the wedding of my friends that’s when I first got to chat with her and I could see why they were so in love with her. She just has this amazing personality that grabs your attention.

It was through Newsong that I heard about their life journey. Having struggled with infertility and trying for years to start a family.  The road to starting a family can be rough for so many and can bring pain, suffering and tears . And then they had a shift in their thinking and their plan. Maybe God’s Plan A wasn’t for them to have their own biological children, but to adopt. That started another new and amazing story; the adoption of their two beautiful children from Ethiopia. I couldn’t help but follow them in their journey as I was utterly captivated.

Once they brought their kids home I knew I wanted to be part of their journey as well. I offered them a portrait session because my heart longed to be part of their story. I wanted to be able to capture their life at that moment as a new family of 4.

Well if I had blogged this session a long time ago when I took these portraits that would have been a lovely end, but now their story gets even sweeter. Just this week April announced that she is expecting!!! I couldn’t be happier for them!

If you want to be encouraged please visit their blog. I promise their story is quite amazing!
Plan A : Ethiopia

This is the bench where April came to pray monthly for 3 years as she struggled with starting a family. It was amazing to be able to place her family on this very spot and see it come full circle. 

Meet Judah!

Meet Addise!

Absolutely loved her necklace! A heart for Africa.

A photo of Addise to celebrate turning 1 in her traditional Ethiopian dress!

Last but not least, the loving parents. So happy and so excited for you guys as you become a family of 5!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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