Family and wedding photographer Kate T. Parker was given a beautiful opportunity to turn her camera on her own extended family to document her sister’s adoption of a beautiful baby boy named Sam.

The photo series, fittingly named “Blended,” is a perfect example of the unconditional love that a family has for its children, be they adopted or otherwise. “We are so in love with this amazing little man who has brought such joy into our lives. There are so many wonderful and interesting things I am documenting, the power of love, the agonizing wait (and then elation) of adoption, the welcoming of another life into our clan, and what it means to be a biracial family,” explains Parker, who is based near Atlanta, Georgia.

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