When my husband and I first began our journey to adopt our daughter, I realized the importance of documenting every moment, but I struggled to find photographers that specialized in adoption photography.
While traditional family photographers focus on smiles and happiness, adoption doesn’t always look like that. There’s pain and there’s grief. It is important to me that your complete story is captured.
As an adoption photographer, my goal is to capture images that accurately portray the full story of adoption in all its raw beauty. You may chose to not share some of those raw images and I completely understand. In fact, you may decide to not share any images from your story, and thats okay. These images are for you and your adoptee. My heart it to walk alongside of you as you help your adoptee/s come to know and understand their story.
Thats why I’ve developed my exclusive membership.
For all my families, I offer a membership that allows you to continue telling your photographs for years to come. This membership will ensure you document all of the big and even the ordinary moments of your story through the year.
This membership comes from my own experience and desire of wanting to work with one photographer when documenting our own adoption story. I schedule 3-4 family stories a year for our family, with typically 2-4 different photographers. While a variety in photographers may have its place, truly documenting our story + understanding the complexities of adoption doesn’t always happen (don’t get me wrong, I do have some beautiful images). I just want something more when it comes to documenting our story.
This is also why I’ve developed my online community, JEP Mommas by Adoption. Personally, I am on a mission to create a safe space for *adoptive* moms to engage in difficult conversations. A space where we can challenge each other in the way we think so that we can be as open as possible with our children.
I’m so glad you found my little corner of the internet and are here. Make yourself at home + be sure to join our FB community. If you are ready to start your membership send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to meet you!