Four years ago, Alene and Drauzio began the process to adopt a baby. After waiting for what felt like an eternity, they received word they were finally near the top of the waiting list. Alene made all the preparations possible, but without knowing the age of the child, there was a lot of guess work involved.

The blessed day finally arrived, and sweet baby Amanda was worth the wait. She was 10 days new when they met her, and she has brought pure joy and love to this new family.

After enjoying some time to enjoy her new family, Alene contacted me to capture this momentous occasion. While Drauzio is Brazilian, Alene is from the United States, and she wanted images to send to family and friends back home.

We met at a local park, to capture the family together, and all the lovely “bits and pieces” of Amanda. She is now 11 weeks and smiles easily, and her beautiful brown eyes are so captivating. It was such a pleasure to spend a morning with this delightful new family.

I am happy to share these images with you. Enjoy!

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