And Then There Were Ten…

Baby Feet - Two Hours Old

This week we adopted a beautiful baby girl named Eden Joy (our tenth child, sixth adopted). She is absolutely precious (and all those other mushy words). Eden’s birth mother said after her birth, “Today I am going to give the greatest gift I could ever give”.  We agree — Eden is truly a great gift from God and a great responsibility which God will help us fulfill. “Every good and perfect gift is from above…”, James 1:17.

No real “photography” stuff in this post.  The pictures aren’t contrived or posed.  I paid (a little) attention to composition, reflections in the nursery window,  and what aperture I used but otherwise was just caught up in the excitement of the day.  Post-processing was minimal with white balance being the most necessary adjustment.  I did re-learn a lesson about shooting in fluorescent lighting but more on that some other time.  Some random pictures below…

Perspective -- Big Brother and New Little Sister, Five Days Old

Eight Hours Old


Proud Adoptive Momma

One Day Old


10 responses

  1. Wow, just gorgeous!

    November 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

  2. Mike, congrats!!!!!! Best wishes to you and your family for Thanksgiving!!! Hope the diaper changing has been fun!! =))

    November 21, 2011 at 7:34 am

  3. oh… she is beautiful.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

  4. Stephanie Hendrix

    Congratulations Mike and Nancy! Love, Willie and Steph

    November 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

  5. What a great series Michael, and congrats for sure, have a great Holiday! Love her name, well done!

    November 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  6. We would love to post the top photo at toemail if you do not mind? Just need a location and we are good to go!

    November 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

  7. Alistair McNaughton

    Congratulations – may she indeed by a Joy! God’s blessings.

    November 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm

  8. She is beautiful. Congratulations and blessings.

    November 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

  9. Thanks again, everyone. She is surely a blessing!

    November 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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