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brandon + megan | adoption session

When Megan contacted me a couple of months ago about doing an adoption “maternity” session I was thrilled! They are such a great couple, and I hadn’t seen too many adoption sessions so I was really excited when she mentioned it. Brandon and Megan are in the process of adopting a little boy from Uganda and I love keeping up with their story! You can read their story on Megan’s blog- This Beautiful Truth. I am very excited for them and the journey that they are on. I know that the Lord will bless them and their family. Hopefully I will be able to meet their little one when the time comes! :) I loved Megan’s ideas for this session and wanted to share a few of my favorite images from our time together…



Such an amazing session! I especially love the old school chair and the chalkboard. What a beautiful couple!

What a great idea – such beautiful pics!! x

Cutest thing ever! & Oh goodness, I’m so excited for them! I can’t wait to see their family grow!

This makes my heart warm! I’m so happy to see a loving couple being blessed with a sweet child and to know that a sweet child is going to be in a loving home.

Beautiful pictures!

These images are so precious. I love how her tattoo shows in the last one.

omg these are soooo cute! you are so talented! I love all the cute lil props!

Aw, this is so sweet!

Wow, I love this idea! What a great way to spread the news to family and friends!

So beautiful and happy! Congratulations to them! :) :)

Oh my gosh, I love these so much!!! Beautiful colors!

very beautiful! colors are perfect:)

So sweet! The older I get, the more I love adoption. Makes me happy. ^_^

This shoot seriously made my Monday… so much love and happiness radiation from these two!

ahhhh! LOVE it.

This is just too precious!


These photos are so sweet! I wish them the best of luck!

Such a lovely session! Beautiful photos of a truly beautiful couple! That’s so exciting that they’re adopting from Uganda!!

that is such a sweet idea. i love this!


Love this and love you both so much. Looking so forward to meeting our new great grandson!!!
Oma & Opa

Oma & Opa Frady

Looking forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving


I was referred to this post by a friend, and I love the photos! So beautiful! It inspired a post of mine and I just wanted to give your lovely blog a shout out :)

Take a look if you have time and please continue to take gorgeous pictures! :)


Thanks Rylie!! :) Me too!


Thank you so much Amy! :)


Thank you, Caley!


No words. A few tears. Much Love.

Such a cute idea! Great photos!

Arielle…you did an AMAZING job with this session. I shot Brandon and Megan’s wedding…LOVE this couple!!! As an adoptive mommy myself, I have LOVED keeping up with their journey through the blog. These images are incredible and truly touched my heart…I wish I’d had an adoption maternity session with you! :) Awesome job!!!

This is the most beautiful session I have ever seen.

From the moment I saw that little empty chair I was hooked! Beautiful pictures, Arielle. Excited and expectant for that much-anticipated little bundle to get home to his/her forever family!


Such a beautiful story and pictures….Please follow up with the “growing family pictures”… “precious” it and would be to see the next step in their journey! Love Terra

These are beautiful pictures. I know how excited the both of you are.

These are such beautiful images!! My favorite is the last one with the little shoes in the middle :) So sweet.

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