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We've spent every day this week at the orphanage, and there are so many infants and toddlers here. Beautiful, affectionate, please-hold-me, super snuggly babies. And I know there are many people out there who would love to adopt a baby but have been told that it's difficult, that it's time-consuming, that the wait is long. 
Aaagh. The disconnect is disheartening. Because the babies? So much sweetness. So much grasping. And yet only so many can be held at a time. Now to figure out how to mitigate all that stands between those parents who have so much love to give and all the babies who reach for them.

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That's a powerful story. First of all, I honestly did not know there were still orphanages in the US (certainly not in Ireland or Canada). This came up just the other day after my girls watched the new Annie with mother-in-law (is in a foster home). Second of all, I hope someone is commissioning you to do a poster or PSA for adoption. If not, we should.
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Just back from another very full day at the orphanage, breaking for lunch with a little extra guest who got a hall pass to join us (love watching the excitement of just being able to leave and go to lunch) - and heading out for more orphanage supplies. Big THANK YOU to all who contributed to our orphanage supplies campaign at http://BeautifulTogether.org.

Your donations are going to excellent use, as we get infant formula and laundry soap and vitamins and medicine and toothbrushes and neosporin and on and on and on - so much needed to care for all the beautiful kids here, and we are very grateful for the support.

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We finally announced the very cool location for our last 3-day portrait photography workshop of the year - in downtown San Francisco this September 22-24th! We only have a couple spots left, if you want to join us. All details, reviews, info is up on our new blog post:

http://tamaralackeyblog.com/portrait-photography-workshops-san-francisco-september-22-24/
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Portrait Photography Workshops: Tamara Lackey shares the location of her 2015 San Francisco 3-day Portrait Photographers Workshop on September 22-24, 2015.
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Spent the week with this gorgeous couple and their awesome children. Got to photograph them on their family's stunning property in Steamboat Springs, where you can see grass and sage and flowers and mountains for miles in so many directions. What a beautiful place to call your second home.
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Check out this brand new reDefine Show with the super talented +Mike Corrado on using impact, energy & emotion to create great photography, including a fantastic walkthrough of how he builds his truly dynamic images, on +Adorama TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yswQyT40vcc
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These geysers are RIDICULOUS. Ground bubbling, steam everywhere, the sound of hissing, earth exploding! Crazy great show, Yellowstone. I think I may shift focus and become a full-time Geyser Photographer.
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Shift "focus", nice play on words :D
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A recap of my +CreativeLive Children & Family Photography course - including a LOT of the many photographs taken during all the sessions - and some fantastic promo codes, including $50 credits and 20-50% off +Animoto and +Nations Photo Lab. Some expire very soon, so check out this brand new post:

http://tamaralackeyblog.com/children-and-family-photography/

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Tamara Lackey gives a recap of her experience at her 2015 CreativeLIVE course - Children and Family Photography
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This little boy waits excitedly outside one of the areas we're renovating so he can use a brand new bathroom stall. There's been a ton done on this project already, and tomorrow we start on tile replacement and painting. ANOTHER big project that I just got approval on is photographing the kids separately and together to create a sturdy, moveable gallery of sorts throughout the orphanage. As much as I would love, and as much as I hope for each of these children to have a family, the reality is that most will spend their lives in this orphanage until they age out and have to leave. So the people they spend their childhood years with (and the truly caring volunteers who come through repeatedly) is, for all intents and purposes, their family here. 

It made me think of how one of the things I love most about portrait work is that when children see their family photographs on the wall in their home every day, there's this constant reminder that they are loved and cared for by "their people". So although my first hope, that they have their own family and live in their own family home, may not come to fruition for many of these children, my other hope is that this gallery here at the orphanage will serve to show them each and every day what they mean to each other and how they care for each other. That although they may not have a traditional family, they still have "their people". That they are talented and smart and crazy beautiful and care much and are cared for AND ARE WORTH SO MUCH VALUE, and that they can see that on the walls of the orphanage they live in each and every day. So I am taking many, many portraits (like this one and the one in the post below, from http://BeautifulTogether.org), and we are working hard to have them finished and installed before we leave Ethiopia.

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Thanks to Sara Harris for the new photograph!
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Another update on http://BeautifulTogether.org - we are making great progress on the Kidane Mehret bathroom(s) orphanage renovation project in Ethiopia! Due to some amazing donations and support, we have been able to expand the project from one bathroom to every area with plumbing in the orphanage, as well as areas in the kitchen. Big thanks to all who contributed to this project!

Grateful for the constant support from http://LushAlbums.com, too.

These are some rough visuals, I know, but as our team strips the bathroom of what the children at this orphanage have been using for years, we are thrilled about the simple dignity of clean, new bathroom fixtures.
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Like stepping back through time, coming upon scenes like these. Shot in Wyoming, no bison or humans were harmed in the making of this image. Grateful for that, all the way around. Photographed with the +Nikon USA D810. 
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Even at 10,000+ feet, it seems significantly easier to take a deep breath of fresh air up here, at the top of Rendezvous Mountain, Wyoming. We took the tram up and hiked across and down a pretty technical trail, in awe of extraordinary views from nearly every direction. I can see why people give it all up and go live in a cave at the top of the mountain. If that's a thing.
Photographed with the +Nikon USA D810 and 24-70 2.8.

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Tamara Lackey is a photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, speaker, author, and host
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Pro Photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, http://tamaralackey.com
Speaker and author (latest, Envisioning Family and The Posing Playbook...for Kids Who Don't Do Posing), host of reDefineShow and AllInOneLife.com and co-creator of Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography.
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