Nico | St. Augustine Newborn Photographer
All of my clients are special to me, but Mister Nico takes the cake. Greg and Allison were the fabulous duo who did our pre-marital counseling. Greg also officiated at our wedding and their 3 kids, Gabby, Matt and Alex, were our flower girl and ring bearers. A while ago Allison and Greg decided they wanted to add to their fabulous five. They eventually decided to take the road of adoption. They waited for what seems like an eternity but they were finally given the opportunity to adopt baby Nico.
There is honestly no better way to share the story of God's love than adoption. Adoption is defined by Merriam Webster as "the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something." As humans we are separated from God. The only person who can traverse that gap is Christ. He was sent as the ultimate perfect sacrifice for our us. As Galatians 4:4-6 says, 'But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”'
What Paul is saying in Galatians is that by receiving Christ, we are receiving the ultimate adoption into his family. You see, adoption differs from guardianship. Adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status. Greg and Allison aren't just Nico's guardians, they have permanently changed his life course. He is theirs. To be Christ-like is not just a change in behavior, it is a permanent life altering adoption.
I am so blessed to have been asked to capture this special time in their lives. Join me in welcoming baby Nico to the Davis family!