Monday, July 26, 2010

Atkinson, Nebraska Lifestyle and Art Photographer: Illustrating The Beauty of Merging Cultures: Sneak Peek of {Z} and {Z}

I am so excited about this shoot!  A few weeks ago Dave and Lisa contacted me about doing a shoot for their beautiful adopted children.  Zack and Zoe have been with them since they were just babies.  Adopted from South Korea, part of the adoption process included inheriting these beautiful ceremonial Hanboks.  I was so entranced by the beauty of these that when I got home this morning I did some research.  Dave and Lisa told me that they were told that part of the purpose of these hanboks was to celebrate the first 100 days of a child's life. A child's life is a miracle, and in South Korea, as in many other countries, 100 days is a reason to celebrate. In my research, I discovered that the colors used in the hanbok for children symbolize good harmony and are believed to protect children from sickness and bad luck and to ensure them a healthy long life. The colors also represent the five directions: east, west, north, south, and center.

These two have such awesome little personalities.  Little Zoe was enthralled with my camera and was quite obliged to let me take pictures of her.  Mr. Zack took a bit longer to warm up, but the Blue Bird Trail at Atkinson City Lake Park provided the perfect backdrop for our adventure.  After realizing he wasn't going to have to "sit still", we had a great time! This family is so beautiful, and these two spirited little ones did a great job!  Thank you for allowing me to capture these special moments!


  1. Beautiful! What a special occasion for them! Congrats :)

  2. Very nice! As an adoptive mom myself, I love that the family is trying to maintain cultural links for their kids.

  3. I just love these pics. The lighting is great and i really love the merging of cultures theme. Well done

  4. Perfect!!! I'm an adoptive mom too!!! Great captures.


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