Gyeongbokgung, Seoul South Korea: Two days after photographing the Hall’s adoption over at Holt we met again, this time at Gyeongbokgung palace. It was a hot, busy day and while Zander appeared to have just as much energy as on day I met him his parents looked a little less perky. Zander was out of his stroller within minutes of arrival and only near the end of our two hour photo session did he lay his head on mom’s shoulder for a rest.
What I love most about the images below is that you can see just how hard the Hall’s are trying with Zander. They jumped head first into the world of parenting and it’s clearly not all smiles, it can be frustrating, exhausting work. But it all it takes are those small moments, like when your child runs up and wraps his arms around tightly around your neck, or locks eyes and smiles at you making seconds turn to minutes, thats when every hardship seems worthwhile.