The Schwarz Family – An Adoption Story

I had the privilege and honor to capture the adoption of these sweet brothers to The Schwarz Family. These aren’t your typical adoption pictures because they weren’t done in a courtroom, they were done in their home over a zoom call. It was kind of perfect – becoming a family in their new home. I loved being able to hang out with Catherine, Dave, Elijah, & Jeremy at their house while they waited to be let into the zoom meeting. I got a small glimpse into their everyday family life. It looked very similar to my own. Fun, sweet and energetic kids. Video games, dinosaurs, and car tracks. Cake, snuggles, and tickle fights. Catherine and Dave are definitely rocking parenting. It was beautiful to watch them love on their boys. Gently styling their hair with a precious attention and care. Lots of encouragement and affirmation when handling hard parenting moments.

I’m tearing up thinking about how hard, amazing, crazy, messy and beautiful adoption is. I can’t believe I get a job that lets me be a part of such incredible moments in people’s lives. To witness absolutely incredible things unfold, like the first day of becoming an official family. Thanks for letting me capture this exciting day!

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Gretchen Day Photography

St. Louis maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn, & family photographer