Your Family Can Help Ben and Mary-Alexia on Their Journey to Parenthood
Sep 1, 2020 | By: Cindy Brown
I am humbled and honored to partner with these beautiful people as they walk the path to adoption.
Let’s face it 2020 has been a rough year; so much loss, hurt and sadness has plagued the world. Ben and Mary-Alexia are no exception, with the loss of 3 babies. But they continue to smile and radiate Christ. I know their hearts are breaking, but they know God is in control and is creating a child just for them to love and care for.
God has called the Howard family to adoption that means he is creating a child for them. They will not remain childless. However, the cost mentally, physically, emotionally and financially is high. We can love on them, pray with and for them as well as lift them up; all of which are much needed and deeply desired.
However, the financial aspect is a very real looming problem. Upon reading their story on Mary-Alexia’s blog https://sustainedbytheshepherd.blogspot.com/ I felt led to use my photography business; Beauty Revealed Photography to help them raise the funds they need.
However families are formed, they are a miracle but some need a village. A family session can help Ben and Mary-Alexia with the expense on their journey to become a family. One family helping another.
Your donation will be helping the Howard family with such expenses as adoption agency, legal fees, possibly aiding the birth mother to have a healthy pregnancy as well as many other miscellaneous fees and charges that add up.
I know you’re asking “How can taking Family photos help the Howard’s?” Well, I am glad you asked?
When you contact me in September about a family session in October, 100% of your session fee will go to Ben and Mary-Alexia. You may choose an indoor Christmas themed session or an outdoor Fall session. Each session is 20 minutes; with 30 minutes between sessions to allow me to thoroughly clean props.
As a thank you for donation your family will receive a goodie bag containing, among other things; a $75 print credit. Your credit may be used on all prints, wall art and products excluding Christmas cards.
How Does it Work
There are several dates available. We want people to sign up in September for either an indoor Christmas themed or Outdoor Fall session, all sessions will be in October.
This is how the schedule is set up:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday are outdoor sessions starting a 4pm and going until 6pm. So 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6. Outdoor daytime sessions are available by request. Outdoor sessions will be at Yellow Creek Park.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are indoor sessions Tuesday and Thursday they start at 8am and go until 6pm. So 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6. Saturdays 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 Indoor sessions are at my studio 409 E. 25th.
The beautiful bracelet Mary-Alexis is wearing in these picture was created by Jackie Smith, owner of Jackie Blue Handmade. Here in her own words, I will let Mary-Alexis tell you the meaning of the bracelet, "The foundation of the bracelet is composed of a light and dark contrasted bead, representing God who is our "light in the darkness." The three peach beads represent our three biological babies we lost to miscarriage, and the unique grey bead represents the baby that God is currently knitting for us through adoption. We hope this bracelet will serve as a beautiful reminder to all of those who purchase it to pray for us, our baby, and the precious birthmother who will entrust us to love them as our own." More information on purchasing a bracelet for yourself may be found on Mary-Alexis' blog.
Cindy Brown is the owner/photographer of Beauty Revealed Photography, based out of Owensboro Kentucky.
I am a professional photographer that offers families the unique opportunity to completely be themselves in front of the camera. It is my genuine pleasure and honor to be entrusted with the opportunity to photograph your family as it is right now and freeze that moment as a memory forever. I strive to show the beauty of your family being your family.
The result is heirloom pieces and exceptional service that captures once in a lifetime moments to fill you with feelings of pride and love. With a newborn, child or family portrait session at Beauty Revealed Photography I will help you create priceless heirloom, wall art that suits your cherished memories. Moments that when revisited recapture the awe and wonder you felt when you first held your little bundle of promise or the massive love and pride you have for these children.