February 24, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
When Kristen contacted me about a shoot last year and mentioned it would be her, her husband (Dan) and a toddler, I assumed it was the typical family shoot. Well when I met them last week, out from the car comes THE most adorable little african american boy EVER. "J" (which i'll call him for privacy reasons) has been their foster child since August....and they are hoping and praying that they are able to adopt him. The bond that these 3 have is AMAZING. You would never know that they weren't blood related besides the color of their skin....and to me...skin color means nothing. Love is love.....and the love that I felt being with this family was unbelievable. I captured some of my favorite images to date with them.....but unfortunately (for legal privacy reasons), i'm not able to share any of them. My sister can vouch for me though. When I returned from the shoot with a heavy heart, I explained to her all about "J" and showed her some of the photos. The entire time was accompanied by "Awwwww! Look at them!" and "Oh my gosh, he's SOOOO cute!". "J" was smiling throughout the shoot and was SO happy. I can only hope and pray that little "J" is able to be adopted by K+D and live the most wonderful, safe and loving life he deserves.
Since I can't post any of the photos with "J" in them, I can still post a few of this amazing couple. It takes a HUGE heart to be a foster parent......and not only did they have "J", but they also temporarily have an 11 week old newborn - baby "C". To add fuel to their awesomeness fire....they are frickin' adorable too........
Shortly after I posted, I received the sweetest email from Kristen:
"Oh Julie. Perfect. Just Perfect. What you wrote brought tears to my eyes--thank you for such a generous intro to our photos. It's funny because I've been wanting to make J a shirt that reads, "Love is Color Blind"...therefore your take on our "family" flittered my heart + soul. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you. God forbid, we lose J, we will have the most amazing photos of him EVER.