Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Open {Denver Family Photographer}

To say this is a blended family would be misleading.  To say they live "alternatively" would be true but not in the way you'd think.  To say they are a Red Thread family with a Red Thread story begins to get closer.  Their lives are forever connected through this sweet little boy, who just turned one!

This family has two Mamas - a birth mom and adoptive mom (and of course, dad and big brother too!)  They have chosen openness in adoption which means this little boy gets to grow up and know both mamas.  I have known them all for almost a year now, and while you may have opinions about this "openness" concept, I can tell you what I see is wonderful, difficult, at times messy, and so, so, so beautiful!

Their lives are forever connected and everyday they are learning what it means to live that out.  These mamas have become good friends and, I'm sure, have laughed together, rejoiced together, cried together, and worked through tough stuff together.  

This little boy has been loved since long before he made his appearance in this world.  His birth mama made choices for his health and well being from the beginning, and still continues to make those choices today.

And of course, his adoptive family makes those choices too!  He is doubly loved which is doubly amazing...until maybe he is a teenager and he won't want so many people caring about what he does!!

He is now one....and just an amazing little boy!

I always love my time with this family!  They teach me that love's boundaries are far wider than I ever imagined, and confirm the Red Thread myth - that which connects us may stretch or tangle but it never breaks! 

 (To which this little guy gives a big WHOO HOO!!)

{And I got to attend his first birthday too!!!  Want a peek???}

(with birth mom and her parents)

The birthday boy....

...some guests...

The cake....

Evidently, he had enough cake!

The presents...

Thanks again B Family and Mama S!!  I always, always enjoy being with you all!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

What Are We Up To? {Denver Family Photographer}

Just got this from a client-friend!  Excited to see our pictures used in such a great way!!

Seems like the topic of the magazine this month is Open Adoption.  I have a great open adoption story that will be on the blog tomorrow!!  Come on back!!!