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Amy Atkins Photography – Family Portraits – Sacramento, CA area

Imagine being pregnant. For YEARS. More than 3 years. Even 4? No, I can’t imagine that either.

Deanna and Freddie have a heart for Haiti and they fell in love with the kids there as they served an orphanage there. They decided to adopt and it wasn’t a question that this was where they wanted to adopt from.

The thing is, the laws were tough there. It was very difficult to get through the system and they waited patiently as door after door opened.

With each door, though, there came set-backs and delays. It was a challenging time but finally they were placed with a sweet little boy!

More doors open…more steps forward and some steps back. YEARS passed.

Finally, with the help of the news as well paperwork was completed and movement went fast. They picked up their new son and brought him home in time for the holidays!

I have the priviledge of knowing this family and seeing their story of faith and perserverance unfold. I was also so excited to be asked to photograph their new family photo! He is just a doll and fits so well in with their love and sweet family.




This sweet family has an amazing story of love, healing, and surrender to the hardships that have come up in their lives. I met Gina when I was taking my daughter to preschool. After talking to her more, I find that her husband had been diagnosed with GBM (the worst kind of brain tumor) and their future was uncertain. Their faith is strong but also was tested majorly as he went through surgery, radiation, and chemo. Amazingly, the tumor is gone and a God granted a miracle and given them an amazing two years and counting of time together since the initial diagnosis.

Their story is unlike many. Their faith and steadfastness is inspiring and encouraging to me as a Christian and an individual. These are the sessions that I will forever cherish in my own professional career and I know they will cherish these are well forever.




Isn’t she just the sweetest little redhead EVER?! I just die when I see her sweet face in these photos.
I met the Bishop family when I was photographing her sisters wedding in November. It was so fun just chasing this little moving girl and getting her to look up at me. That is my workout for the day for sure! Her eyes were like the sea and mommy and daddy just adore her to pieces and it shows in these sweet connections I was able to capture. 2015-12-31_0007.jpg



There are few things sweeter thank little baby girls. And double to pink, flowers, and ruffle bottom jammies to boot! I just swoon over these two and I feel so lucky to have captured their beauty. These precious sisters have no idea yet just how blessed they are to be in a family with three big brothers and two amazing parents. We even got to sneak in some photos with the three generations! Grandma, mom and girls! They also have each other for life. Oh what joy and what fun. Welcome to the world Halle and Ruthie!