Extended family photoshoots are always very special. It is often hard to get everyone together, especially when you have 16 children and most have partners and children of their own. I love the connection between families; siblings; grandchildren with their grandparents and cousins. Thank you for asking me to photograph the family that could be there Pat. I loved it as usual!!
Pat and Bert Howard, are described by Linda McKenzie (author of the book ‘What Colour is Love?’) as the pioneers of inter-country adoption, paving the way for many other Australian families to realise their dreams of parenthood. They have 1 biological son, 3 locally adopted children and 12 children from overseas nations including Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Mauritius, Fiji and Vanuatu. Repeatedly, Pat faced battles with government bureaucracy intent on discouraging such adoptions.