We opened the email we had waited so many years for and found a beautiful 11-month old named Songhao Jiang looking back at us. She was at the Jiangcheng SWI in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China. I remember the mixture of excitement and happiness and also being surprised by how much genuine love I already felt for her.
The time since then has moved at warp speed. We broke out one of our silk outfits today and headed to my parents' house to take some pictures. They have big windows with lots of natural light but my subject wasn't having any part of sitting still.
|Hundreds of pictures later this will always be my all-time favorite.|
|She looks a little spicy here and she is! We think these pictures|
were probably taken in November of 2010 when her medical paperwork
was put together so she would've been about 8 1/2 months old.
|Then and now|