Most of the images and articles I post here are from client sessions or ideas about improving your business marketing. Today I'm making it personal.
Prior to this week, my wife and I had six children, three in the "traditional manner" and three adopted from Ethiopia. Last fall we learned that our oldest adopted son's three siblings had been placed in the orphanage and the agency wanted to know if we could take them.
We said yes.
A week ago Friday, we travelled to Addis Ababa for a court appointment to officially and legally adopt three more children. We passed court and now have nine children. Pictured above is Solomon; below are his two older siblings Tigist and Dawit.
They are beautiful children and easy to photograph--a plus for a dad who likes to make pictures.
Unfortunately, the kids couldn't come home with us just yet: Ethiopian adoptions require a two-trip process. We'll travel back to Addis Ababa again for an embassy appointment, hopefully in a few weeks, and bring them home then.
If you're curious to learn more about our story, you'll find it all here.
Thanks for indulging me.
By the way, I made these portraits with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens. I also brought Panasonic 20mm and 14mm lenses. This is a perfect travel kit: small, lightweight, and easily fits into a small shoulder bag or waist pouch.