Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
Last week I got a really special inquiry about a newborn session. It wasn’t the parents reaching out to me, but a friend of the family who was just so overjoyed for the happiness of this incredible couple’s adoption of precious baby Samuel. She wanted to give them the incredibly thoughtful gift of photographing their new baby boy, and I was so excited to get them into my studio.
David and Shelly met at a mutual friend’s wedding 15 years ago, and have been married for 13 years. They always knew adoption was the way they would grow their family, and they started the process 7 years ago. As any who have been through the adoption process knows, it can be a roller coaster ride of emotions, mothers have time to change their minds after the birth of a child, so there can be some heartache.
After years of keeping at the process, in mid-April their prayers were finally answered. They were matched with a birth mother and spent several weeks getting to know her. They met several times for lunch and shared many texts and phone calls. The birth mother asked David and Shelly to be at the ultrasound when they found out she was having a baby boy, and also asked them to be at the hospital when she delivered. David was able to be in the delivery room and held her hand through the entire process.
David and Shelly shared a hospital room with the birth mother in order to give them all as much time together as possible before she was discharged. Shelly told me that their family is so grateful the birth mother loved her son and wanted so much to give him a better life that she placed him in their care to love and provide for him things she would not be able to.
Samuel Eric, named after David’s uncle and grandfather, was a bundle of sweetness during his session. The pure joy of this family, including his big sister, radiates from these photographs. I just know this baby boy will have a life full of love from his family.
Shaindel of Raw Sugar Photography is an Indianapolis newborn photographer located in Indianapolis, IN. Shaindel creates quality timeless images of your babies, family portraits, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel and surrounding communities.