Joel & Patrick are two of my oldest and dearest friends of mine. This session was a very special one for me.
These two have gone through all the ups and downs of adoption. They have paid their dues for years with all the waiting and heartbreak. It has all paid off now because they have Greyson Eli Atchison. This handsome little man has no idea how incredibly lucky he is to have TWO wonderful and caring fathers.
The morning they went into the NICU to meet him for the first time, little Greyson was sick and screaming his lungs out. The minute they stepped up to him he calmed right down. The nurses were in tears. They had to take turns stepping out of the room. Greyson knew he had just met the two loves of his life that will be there for him and love him unconditionally.
I cannot wait to see him grow up and help capture all of his milestones.
Congratulations you three. You guys truly truly deserve all the happiness that is coming your way.
This session was different altogether.
Sarah's pup, Slugger, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the nerves.
They are only giving him 3-6 months to live. Slugger is a rescue dog that Sarah saved in college. He has been by her side through all of college, marriage, and now even her first born, Sully. He is one of the sweetest pups. She wanted to have one more big family shoot. Her wish was granted. Not only that, I also did a double shoot. Andres served with Steve. Andres, Danae, and their son Landon were in town for Chicago visting. I squeezed in a family shoot for them, too. This is the first family session they have had since Landon was born. Now she is expecting baby number 2! Fortunately, you cannot tell the day was super hot! Poor Sarah had a crazy day before the shoot. Sully actually got stung on the cheek right before the session began. Half way through, the pups jumped into the pretty murky pond. What else would a dog want to do when they are hot? Regaurdless, I feel like if I didn't tell you these small details, you probably wouldn't have noticed in the slightest. Take a look!