Families Helping Families!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Cormican adoption campaign!

What started as an idea to simply support a dear couple in their journey towards adoption has turned into a true joy of the heart for me.

Family is everything.

While I love photography and the reward of capturing that 'pretty' picture of a senior or an interesting or creative editorial story, I realize that capturing the moment between two people as they share their lives together is so much more rewarding.  As this campaign begins to unfold with each new family, I am delighted and blessed to see so many great stories and the knowledge that these pictures will carry meaning in someone's life for years to come.

Soon I will post collections from those family sessions with their stories. 

Take time to document your family story.  Whether it is that formal portrait that will hang on your walls for guests and grandchildren to see one day, or simply a casual adventure that captures who you are and how you relate to each other.

You have a wonderful life to share.

It starts with each other and ends with the stories your tell to others. If you want to take part in the Cormican campaign fundraiser to support their adoption journey, while capturing your own story, simply download this form and make your donation!

Hello Again, Julkowski Family!

I first met Dean and Teresa's gorgeous family in 2012 when they were nominated for a special session as part of my 'Pay It Forward' campaign. 

In addition to their biological son, they have adopted 13 children to create a loving and wonderfully diverse family.  After one family session and the celebration of four seniors that year, I was delighted to see I would get the opportunity to photograph them again this year!

A gorgeous day at Hidden Falls Park in Saint Paul, I delighted in seeing how they had all grown and changed.  Amazing to see how family continues to grow, but always remains the foundation of who we become.

To see their first session from 2012, visit this gallery!
To see more images from their recent 2014 session, visit this gallery!

Here are just a few of the individual shots we captured that day.  So much character and beauty!

Celebrate Your Family By Helping Another!

The joy of having children and the joy of belonging to a family are God's greatest gifts.  Yet, so many will spend their lifetime waiting for it or desperately in need of a helping hand to obtain it.

This past year, one very special couple began their search for their child through adoption.  Tony and Tara Cormican are seeking their first child through a Ugandan adoption.  It is a long and expensive process, but I am hoping you can help them find their child and that child find their way to this special family.

This summer, donate $125 or more directly to the Cormican adoption fundraising campaign and receive a full family portrait session at NO CHARGE!

This includes a 90-minute session on location, a disc of high res images and a print release.

The only requirement?  The session must include more than 1 person.  We are celebrating families and relationships.  So let us celebrate yours!

To meet Tony and Tara and hear their story, simply visit their website at www.purecharity.com/cormicanadoption.
You an also follow their adoption journey on their blog at cormicananadoption.blogspot.com.

To learn more and to schedule your session, contact me at christie@christierachelle.com or call (952) 564-4472.

Trust me when I say, there are no better parents waiting than this loving couple!