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Happy Adopted Kids

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 18 February 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This Summer I met this young man who with his wife adopted these three gorgeous kids. Amazing story I heard from them.
While waiting for their Mom they were enjoying the hot-dogs and posing for my camera.

* Today is a Family Day in Canada and this image was the first one I selected to post for today ! Happy Family Day to them :)

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 800 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmante image et compo familiale superbe ces enfants.

18 Feb 2013 5:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A heart-warming image and story - these kids look so happy. How their life would have been different without finding a family.

18 Feb 2013 6:26am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love the warm, easy feeling in this shot :-)

18 Feb 2013 6:35am

365 from namur, Belgium


18 Feb 2013 6:38am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

beautiful kids. great capture.

18 Feb 2013 6:44am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Happy Faces :)
I Love This One

18 Feb 2013 6:46am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely smiles and story, perfect image for today

18 Feb 2013 6:52am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A very beautiful photo with the happiest of smiles given to you !~

18 Feb 2013 6:53am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great family portrait !

18 Feb 2013 7:17am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image, they all look so happy and they will be loved so much I'm sure

18 Feb 2013 7:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great instant of life 5*****

18 Feb 2013 7:52am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful portrait. Good day.

18 Feb 2013 8:00am

jean pierre from paris, France

image superbe!! en voila au moins trois qui auront une vie heureuse!! amitié

18 Feb 2013 8:56am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful story and family ! a portrait full of love and happiness !

18 Feb 2013 8:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot - that's put a smile on my face this morning.

18 Feb 2013 9:09am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Lovely spontaneous moment!
So wonderful that these noble people exist ...........

18 Feb 2013 9:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une image magnifique et une superbe histoire!!! Belle journée Mariana.

18 Feb 2013 9:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent photo for Family Day !

18 Feb 2013 9:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait.

18 Feb 2013 10:10am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super shot, super story

18 Feb 2013 10:26am

Lucia from Bahia, France

smiling shot!!

18 Feb 2013 10:38am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

simply wonderful - love it

18 Feb 2013 10:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Happiness FRAMED !!! Great..
Have a Happy Family Day, Mariana :-)))

18 Feb 2013 10:44am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Géniale Histoire!!! et une superbe photo avec ces sourires éclatants! 5*****

18 Feb 2013 10:54am

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbe portrait familial...Trois petits et un papa qui semblent heureux d'être ensemble..!

18 Feb 2013 11:11am

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Graceful processing black and white photos! And also the excellent contrast! I really like and already the remix .. :)

18 Feb 2013 11:59am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic shot, happy family , wonderful portrait Marian

18 Feb 2013 1:16pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Interessante Geschichte. Ausgezeichnetes Familienfoto.

18 Feb 2013 1:23pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

What a lovely family and a smiling tribe !!

18 Feb 2013 1:40pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful family portrait, excellent for this day dedicated to the family!

18 Feb 2013 1:51pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Happy family portraits, great moment...:-)

18 Feb 2013 2:26pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Loved it......

18 Feb 2013 3:45pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Nice story...we have no such days in America...figgers. best…jf

18 Feb 2013 3:58pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

The do look happy and it's perfect photo for family day, for sure!!

18 Feb 2013 4:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot of these lovely Kids. Love their smiling faces, Priceless :)

18 Feb 2013 4:39pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

A very lovely happy shot . A very nice happy story . Thanks Mariana . Thanks them .

18 Feb 2013 4:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful compositon!
so cute & lovely!

18 Feb 2013 5:06pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

exceptional....details are superb....5*

18 Feb 2013 5:26pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Wonderful family portrait! They look so happy! Excellent shot Mariana!*****

18 Feb 2013 5:26pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

C'est joyeux tout ça ! Belle prise !

18 Feb 2013 5:41pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

they're all cuties.. nice capture..

18 Feb 2013 5:43pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Beaux portraits souriants .

Beautiful smiling portraits.

18 Feb 2013 5:53pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely story, a very happy image

18 Feb 2013 6:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A happy band for sure! A lovely group portrait especially fitting for Family Day. Thanks for making us aware of this special day.

18 Feb 2013 7:51pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Beautiful portraits !Live life, that happiness

18 Feb 2013 8:51pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

lovely portrait of this happy family, mariana!!

deep respect for this parents!!

18 Feb 2013 10:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

happy family! bravo!

18 Feb 2013 11:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! I love their smiles! What a wonderful day! Happy Family Day!

19 Feb 2013 12:25am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful photo, story and smiles. Thanks for sharing.

19 Feb 2013 12:31am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Lovely family portrait

19 Feb 2013 12:51am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

..and their happiness have spread over to us through this amazing pic by you !

19 Feb 2013 8:34am

L'angevine from Angers, France

belle complicité

19 Feb 2013 8:44am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a happy, happy bunch !!! excellent capture of fun and glee !!!

19 Feb 2013 2:50pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Ca c'est du sourire :) . Great !

21 Feb 2013 7:30pm

1/500 second
ISO 800
75 mm