The W family is one that is near and dear to mine and many others hearts. Brian has been the youth pastor at our church, Frazer UMC, for the past 5 or so years and through him we met his beautiful wife Leslie. We have followed them on their journey as they have welcomed (through fostering, adoption, and legal guardianship) three boys into their family with open arms. About a year ago I had the honor of photographing their family when they brought their youngest son, Tyson, home from the Congo but wasn’t able to fully share the images since their middle son, Jayden, was still in the foster care system. Even though they have always known in their hearts that Jayden is their forever son, it wasn’t until recently that they were finally able to sign the paperwork to adopt and make it official. Brian has recently accepted a new position with a church in Asheville, NC and while it’s sad for us to see them go, I can’t wait to see the wonderful things God has in store for their family. They are truly the hands and feet of Jesus and they have made a tremendous impact on my own family and so many others. Leslie does an amazing job of spreading awareness about fostering and adoption and you can follow her on her blog HERE.
We met up a few days before they headed out of town to do a little mini session to document this special time for their family and I am so thrilled to be able to share these images with all of their sweet faces showing!