We first met Marla Michele Must on location at a park in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Marla contacted us to see if we’d be interested in being featured in an article for which she was being interviewed. It was an article about adoption and families in the metro Detroit area who had adopted. Marla just needed some family shots, but that meeting, on that day, turned out to be so much more.
Marla took beautiful pictures of our family. She somehow managed to capture all four of our disparate personalities without losing our energy as a family. We didn’t dress any special way, we actually didn’t do anything special to get ready. We just showed up, and Marla worked her magic.
As National Adoption month draws to a close, we are honored to showcase the following selection of photos by Marla Michelle Must. Enjoy!
“Adoption carries the added dimension of connection not only to your own tribe but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties, and family. It is the larger embrace.” ~Isabella Rossellini
“Little souls find their way to you, whether their from your womb or someone else’s.” ~Sheryl Crow
“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.” ~Amalia G.
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” ~Valerie Harper
Drop dead gorgeous…just like you! My girls came from another woman’s belly, but when God was ready, He put them in my heart. And that’s how they were born.
Love you, BFFL.
Those kids of yours are DEFINITELY from your heart. They made it into mine too.
The only thing better for this post would be a picture of your beautiful family, so you guys will just have to come visit and we can all get amazing pictures taken! Love you. BFFL. #GetThemToMe