this family is pretty special, i so enjoyed my time with them. we created this heART story together over the course of 2 days or so. kelly and i met online during the adoption process of our oldest daughters years ago and i was so happy when she invited me to dallas to photograph her family. dean fed me like a queen and i just got to hang around and take pictures of happy people loving on each other. maybe i love this type of work the most because i'm the ultimate wallflower...or maybe it's just because this is what feels natural. yes, it feels natural for me to be sitting in someone's bedroom photographing them waking up in the morning...call me crazy :). but i cuddle in bed with my own children on lazy weekend mornings...so i know what those moments mean, and what it means to remember them <3.