Joey and Lindsay Smith are friends of Matt and mine from collage, so I was excited when they reconnected with me to schedule a family shoot. This was not just going to be any shoot though. See, Lindsay and Joey have been dealing with the heartbreaking struggle of infertility for 7 years. They have a huge heart for the ministry of adoption and have gone on to adopt their precious Hannah and Hunter who you see pictured. True blessings from the Lord. Lindsay’s attitude about her infertility struggles have been such an encouragement to me. She has accepted this as what the Lord has for their family and is so excited to be an advocate for adoption. So you can imagine how shocked this family was when Lindsay finally took that positive pregnancy test. Yep, positive. What a blessing it was for me to be in on capturing this incredible time in their lives, to announce the beautiful news that Lindsay was pregnant.
I have thought so much about how to share the 2nd chapter of this story, but I think it is best coming from Lindsay herself. Everything is perfectly explained in this blog post. Please read it. What amazes me most about this story is Lindsay and Joey’s unwavering hope in God’s sovereign plan for their lives. Her perspective as she wrote about their heartbreak truly astounds me.
So this shoot is not just any shoot to me. It captures a family’s love for one another and the celebration of something so sacred, something they thought they might never experience. Again, what a joy it was for me to be apart of such a meaningful time. Thanks, Lindsay and Joey for allowing me to take part in your celebration of #3. I am praying for you and I know many of the people that look at these images are praying too.