50 Most Inspiring Adoption Stories with Beauty Revived: Part 28

Beauty Revived has joined with Adoption.com to bring you 50 Most Inspiring Adoption Stories.

Michelle Gifford September 30, 2015
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50 Most Inspiring Adoption Stories with Beauty Revived: Part 28

Beauty Revived has joined with Adoption.com to bring you the 50 Most Inspiring Adoption Stories. We have found 50 amazing photographers with big hearts to donate a session to tell the story of an inspiring adoption story in their community.

Want to learn more about Beauty Revived and see the rest of the pictures? Check it out here and on Instagram.

Photography for this session by Heavenly Impacts Photography Website

AR06copyMeet the Rupanovic Family. I had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful family in the beautiful area of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. I met Michelle through a friend on Facebook when I originally advertised “Forever Sessions” for forever families. This family is amazing and I want to share a little bit about them.

Michelle shared with me during our session that the desire to adopt all started when she was 18 years old and a freshman in college. As the years went on, the desire became stronger and stronger. When Michelle met Richard, they discovered they had a mutual passion for adoption. In 2010 they said, “I do!”

Richard has served 22 years in the Air Force and is still currently serving. He shared with me his love for his wife and kids and said that being a husband and father is one of the best things to happen to him.

AR39copyDuring this session, I was joyfully overwhelmed by Michelle’s strong passion and loving heart for children in general. She shared with me that she has always wanted children and that if she could do this all over again to bring her little blessings home,    she would. Talk about love in action. I truly adore this family and hope that this story has encouraged you and made you more aware of the loving impact adoption has on a family. I know that I’m truly blessed by it.


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Michelle Gifford

Michelle Gifford is the founder of Beauty Revived. She is a Southern California senior and family photographer @michellegiffordphotography. Michelle loves to inspire people to find their true beauty and to use their talents for good. She is a mom, photographer, photography teacher, speaker and true beauty expert. She loves chasing around her four children and holding hands with her handsome husband.

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