it’s difficult to know how to fill this blank blog page space with words that adequately describe the welsteads. we have had the privilege of photographing ben and renee before, sharing the don’t give up project with them, and sharing life with them. so it made it all the more powerful and humbling when they invited us to tell the story of the day they became parents – the day they adopted cora and ruby.
there is far too much we could say about these 4 and how inspired we are by who they are, but we thought we would just show you instead, since images are how we communicate best. this is the story of how ben and renee adopted two little girls, and how those two little girls filled their home with more joy than they ever imagined. this is the story of 4 people becoming a family, and a house finally becoming a home. this is a story that even amidst life’s twists and turns, heartbreak, and abandonment – joy, unconditional love, and family can be born.
ben, renee, cora, and ruby,
we love you all.
thank you for giving us the honor of sharing in this story.
don’t give up.