One of our local photographers, Rhiannon Horsley, has quickly become known in the Lynchburg area for extraordinary photography, especially with families, infants, and small children. Last fall, one of our adoptive families arranged to schedule an outdoor photo session with Simple Reflections Photographic Art to capture pictures of the new adoptive family with the birth mother following placement. The results were beautiful, one-of-a-kind photos and memories from the week of placement! The family chose to have the photos taken on the campus of Liberty University, which has an obvious significance to the adoption process as we are located on the edge of the picturesque campus.
I would highly recommend having some professional photos captured with the birth mother and/or birth father following placement or scheduling a visit in Lynchburg (if your placement was months or years ago) to take advantage of this opportunity. If it isn't possible to include the birth parents, perhaps you would want to capture the first family portraits before leaving our area following placement. Rhiannon has a laid-back approach to photography and keeps the environment relaxed to make everyone feel comfortable.
Check out the Simple Reflections Photographic Art website and blog to see more of her work. She has created the following packages, specifically for families with FLS:
The Mini Package - $150
Mini-portrait session (~25 minutes)
$100 print credit
The Basic Package -$200
Portrait Session (~1 to 1.5 hours)
$125 print credit
The Digital Package - $375
CD of 25-35 image files
**Other prints and products available.