I met up with this family a couple of weeks ago, and it was instantly like meeting old friends. These children were all rock stars in front of my camera, and all of them are so so gorgeous. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites of their beautiful images. Their story of Hope is below!
“About 9 years ago, we were busy living life as a family of five. We had 2 beautiful girls and a sweet little boy.”
“We were done, as they say. But, God had other plans.”
“Through a series of events, God made it clear that adoption would be in our future.
As we began to pray about this journey, He made it crystal clear that we would be crossing the ocean to welcome home our next child from China.
We were blessed that all five of us were able to travel to China in December 2008 and meet our beautiful Maylee and welcome her into our family.”
“It was during our time on this trip, that we knew in our hearts that we would be back.
And, to make a long story somewhat shorter, God did lead us back to China not once but twice.”
“Our little firecracker, Sam David, joined our family in July 2010.”
“Then, our ever-smiling Emma Claire joined our clan in October 2013.”
“All three of our adoptions were through China’s special needs program. This does throw a little different dynamic in our family; such as more doctor appointments, weekly therapy sessions and such. But, the joy and happiness that exudes from each our children far exceeds any extra efforts. Each of our children have taught us what unconditional love looks like and daily remind us of what is truly important in this life – faith, love and family.”
“Jennifer has blessed our family beyond measure with this precious gift of beautiful images of our greatest treasures here on this earth. She was so incredible to work with and made us feel like close friends by the end of our session. These priceless gifts will live on for many years to come and our family is delighted to share with family and friends about the professional and impeccable services she offers.”
Jennifer Rutledge offers Sessions of Hope for families with children facing life challenges in the Central Mississippi and surrounding areas
including, but not limited to, Brandon, Canton, Clinton, Jackson and Madison.
To nominate a family for a Session of Hope, use the Contact form in the menu above.