This is probably one of the most creative and fun photo sessions I have had the honor of shooting. Leslie emailed me and explained that they were in the process of being approved to foster a teenage boy in hopes of later adopting him. She and her husband Patrick wanted to enjoy the perks of expecting a child and have a photo session to announce his imminent arrival. Not only are they one of the sweetest couples I have met, but they have a great sense of humor too and wanted to create some humorous images that are a play on pregnancy announcements. Often children who are in foster care do not have family photos from their childhood, so Leslie and Patrick want their child to have a special keepsake to start out with. We worked together to come up with some great ideas, and I think the results are just perfect!
Throughout the time I worked with Leslie and Patrick I just kept thinking about how awesome they are for fostering a teenager. There is an urgent need in Northeast Ohio for foster parents, especially for sibling groups, teenagers, and physically, developmentally, or emotionally challenged children. There are approximately 22,000 children in foster care in Ohio on any given day with nearly 9,000 new children entering foster care each year. It takes a very loving and caring couple to open their hearts and their home to one of those children, and I think he is very lucky to be placed with this amazing couple!
Leslie had this ultrasound photo custom made. Look closely- it's a teenage boy! :)
They do not yet know who their foster child will be, so we thought this was perfect.
Another funny one.... 4 tiny pairs of shoes for their 4 pugs and one big pair for their new foster child!
It's a boy!
You've probably seen those pregnancy announcement photos with baby shoes on the mother's pregnant belly... this is our humorous take on that :) I was a little relieved when Leslie didn't want to try to get a photo with all 4 dogs in it, but this one could not be more adorable :)
Leslie and Patrick, thank you for being an inspiration and best of luck to you with your new family!
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