Korean Adoption

Hello Seoul Eaters. Lately I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to photograph the moment adopting parents meet and pick up their new children here in Seoul. As you know our site founder Daniel is an adoptee so he’s asked me to share my work. It’s been very interesting, rewarding, and emotionally charged work. The process takes around two years and I just get the apex of a two year build up of emotion, expectation, excitement, and nervousness. All that spills out in a one hour meeting where the new parents finally meet a child they’ve only read about and seen pictures of, and the foster parents give up a child they’ve spent years caring for and getting to know. Needless to say there are tears on all sides, and thankfully I’m not in any of the pictures because I’d be embarrassing. The pictures in the small room with big windows are the initial meeting, and the outdoor shots are post-adoption family shoots. Enjoy. For more photos check out my site.

Update: Dustin has since moved back to the United States to be the best San Diego wedding photographer. He thanks everyone for the amazing time he had in Korea.

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