November 24, 2009

Special. -- Orange County Family Photography

This was a special session. With a very special family. A family with a very special story to tell.


It’s a story filled with faith, h(H)ope, and love. I strongly urge you to read their story (it’s long, but oh-so-good). You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll find yourself loving the Phillips family as much as I do. Your heart will be warmed and you’ll get just a tiny picture of how awesome God is.


The adoption section of their family web site begins with this beautiful Aesop-like fable …

Thousands of starfish washed ashore.
A little girl began throwing them in the water so they would not die.
“Don’t bother, dear,” her mother said, “it won’t make a difference.”
The girl stopped for a moment and looked at the starfish in her hand.
"It will make a difference to this one."

Joy and Love

This family is filled with love. Todd and Kim love each other.



They love their kids.





These sisters love their big brother.


Probably because he loves them so well.


And these sisters truly enjoy each other.


And, gosh, all this love makes for some mighty beautiful images. Which is why I’m posting an unprecedented number of them. I can’t help myself. I love these images. Because they are full of LOVE.

Phillips Family, thank you so much for the unspeakable privilege of visually documenting your love for each other. I’m so grateful.


“Love never fails ... Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13

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maita said...

You have beautifully captured the Phillips!! I love them so much & you really did a great job showing them as they are. Thank you for sharing..

Sharon said...

These are all so beautiful! I love the way you capture shadows Susan... I really need to start paying more attention and noticing them. :)

Heather said...

These are simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I can not wait to go and read their story Susan! I love these pictures. I can tell by their smiles that I would adore this family!