July 7, 2014

the zook family | welcome home estaya

Liz contacted me about 11 days ago about a family session but at that time, I had no idea the importance.

Her and her husband, Jamie have been through a lot over the past 3.5 years, ever since starting the adoption process of a sweet little girl named Estaya. She was born in the Congo and lived there until 2 weeks ago when she finally arrived in Canada. Legally, she was a Canadian citizen and fully adopted but the country would not let her leave. Liz went and lived there for 7.5 months until the president of the country signed off on her release and they were finally allowed to make the long journey home to Canada.

Thank you Liz, for inviting me in to photograph your sweet, sweet family. Estaya is so incredibly gorgeous and so well behaved, I wish you nothing but the best for you three and look forward to watching your family grow.

Welcome Home Estaya!

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Lorna 13:10 July 7, 2014 Reply
Absolutely lovely images...what a gift they are for That beautiful family!
Jenna Hobbs 13:41 July 7, 2014 Reply
What a wonderful story and beautiful photos. ~Jenna
Lori 13:55 July 7, 2014 Reply
Fabulous images of a beauTiful family! Welcome home, Estaya!!
Janna 14:16 July 7, 2014 Reply
seriously TEared up at these photos. amazing job!!
Stephanie Clark 14:34 July 7, 2014 Reply
How INCREDIBLY inspiring, happy and all around beautiful. Welcome home Estaya. Looks like true love!
Megan hilgendorf 16:25 July 7, 2014 Reply
What a beautiful family! Such an awesomE story, you can totally tell she is just full of personality. The one of her twirling is unreal, awesomE job jayme!
Victor A. Harder 17:01 July 7, 2014 Reply
Beautiful! This family is of God.
Alissa 17:11 July 7, 2014 Reply
Oh my! How incredibly Sweet! I can only imagine how special this session was for this family and you captured thEm So perfectly!
Our 2014 - Behind the Blush 08:46 January 14, 2015 Reply
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