I've been doing this "photo thing" long enough to be able to experience a very special perk. One that I didn't foresee when I started, but has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the job. I have been able to watch some pretty incredible families grow. Not just older... but in members too! When I received a note from a friend that her family would be gaining a new member and would I come take pictures, I was incredibly flattered to document the happy occasion. It was a touching moment to witness. The judge, lawyer and caseworker were quick to acknowledge how wonderful this family is, and I have to agree. She is one very lucky little girl. Happy "Gotcha Day" to you!