Saturday, August 3, 2013


Starting down this path again, back to India to bring Munni's little sister home, has admittedly filled me with some trepidation.  It's very easy to start playing the "what if" and "how in the world" games.  How in the world is this going to work?  How in the world am I going to get the money?  What if something happens and I get "stuck" in the process?  How will I explain that to Munni?  What if she ends up having needs that are beyond what I think I can handle? How in the world will I keep my sanity? :) and I could go on and on stressing about things that haven't even happened.  To squash this negativity, I dug up the prayer journal I started when I was adopting Munni.  When I pray,  I have to write out my prayers or the next thing I know I'm daydreaming about a vacation or these really cool vegan "leather" pants I saw on a website.  I bought this journal to specifically write down the answered prayers I received so that one day, Munni could look back and see how God made that path to bring us together.  When I flipped open to the date of my birthday, I saw this sweet answer to prayer.  I love the way God talks to us through his word.  He answered me with such a powerful verse; not just a verse about casting your cares upon him, but a verse of might, power, and victory!

I knew he was reminding me of this for my second adoption.  I don't know where the money is going to come from.  I don't know how long it will take to bring her home.  I don't know what kind of needs she will have.  What I do know is that God has called me on this path, which means he will be with me every step of the way.  For those of you who followed Munni's journey, you yourselves saw how he came through time and time again, moving in people's hearts, and opening doors!  I'm excited to see what he does with this journey!

I prayed about what to do in order to fundraise.  Two ideas clearly came to mind.  One of them I will be able to announce next week when I get the final say so :)

The first one involves photography.  I LOVE photography.  It's been a hobby of mine since senior year in high school.  You may have noticed I'm a bit obsessed with taking Munni's picture :)  Anyway, I would love my talent to be used as a reciprocal blessing:  I bless you with precious family photos and you bless me with money :)  What I am offering is:

Family Portraits for $225 which includes:
- up to 45 minute session in outdoor location of your choice (greater Cincinnati area) or I can recommend locations.  Max of 8 people.
- 15 edited hi-res images on CD
-  Print release letter with access to professional print lab (PLEASE do not print at Walgreens, Kroger, Sam's or any other lab!  Their color calibrations are WAY off!)  The lab I use is one of the 4 professional labs in the country but also has a consumer side.  This is great because it's the SAME lab as the professionals at a fraction of the cost!!!

Senior Portraits for $325
- up to 2 hour photo session at outdoor location of choice or I will recommend one
- up to three outfit changes
- 25 edited hi-res images on CD
- Print release letter with access to professional lab.

This is a perfect time to get those pictures!!!  Everyone has a nice summer glow and the lighting is amazing :)  If you would like to book a session, please contact me at
Not only will you be getting memories to last a lifetime, but you will be helping a little girl find her forever family!  That's a win-win if I've ever heard it!
 Here are some pics from my latest shoot with Munni.  I think this gives you an idea of my style and that amazing summer light I was talking about!

Thank you!!!  I look forward to spending time with your families!


  1. Woohoo. Looking good!!!! Can't wait to see the $ flow in......

  2. What a creative answer to fundraising needs -- I only wish we lived closer so we could have a family portrait session with you!

  3. I love the photos! She is such a beautiful girl. We don't live in your area, but if you have any other fundraising events (online etc), let us know. We would love to help you bring Munni's sister home.

  4. I wish that I had been able to adopt Natasha and not give her up and that we lived closer so that you could have photographed her. You have amazing talent! I love the lightning, poses and Munni's smiles. She makes me smile. Can't wait to read about the other fundraising idea.

  5. I love this idea! You take amazing photo's so I know they'll be many happy customers.

  6. I wish that we lived closer and that we could take advantage of your photography skills!!!