Sunday, May 11, 2008

Project Childhood 3rd Place Winner!

Family and Friends -

I recently entered a photography contest for an organization called Project Childhood. Project Childhood is an organization of professional photographers whose goal is to celebrate childhood. We were asked to offer a free photo session to a family, then we donated the cost of the session to a children's charity of our choice and also provided the family with a portrait from the session. I love what Project childhood is trying to do! I choose to participate and I am excited to announce that I won third place! But the best part about the experience was working with Emily (the subject of my entry), she is so full of life and so interested in the world around her; I know that she will make it a better place. Here's a link, enjoy!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Our Friend Belle

I just took these beautiful pictures of our friends, The Marshall's, daughter Belle. She just turned 2 yrs old and she is so CUTE; I just love those pigtails, she could be a pigtails poster- child. I am displaying these pictures for several reasons. The first is to help get the word out about The Marshall family. Belle is adopted and the Marshalls are seeking to adopt another child through LDS family services. Christine (mama Marshall) asked me to put a link to their family adoption profile on my blog because as people view my blog and check out my links the more likely a birth mom or someone who knows a birth mom (someone seeking to give their child up for adoption) will as well. So I wanted to dedicate a post to their endeavors. The other reasons are - Belle is just so cute I had to share and we think the Marshalls are a wonderful family! They would love ANY child that came to them; they watched our 2 yr old while I was in the hospital giving birth to Jack and I was grateful to know that Gunner was having a good time and he was being well cared for. So if you know someone check out the link on the right side of my blog called "Steve and Christine's adoption profile. " Tell someone you know! Thanks!