Colorful urban photos of a San Franciscan family of two #Family portraits#adoption#big kids#single parents December 16 2011 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Melissa and her son Hai recently had their photos taken by the uber-talented Bowerbird Photography in San Francisco. They journeyed to Clarion Alley, an alley dedicated to street art where the murals are always changing. Photographer Ariel said that Melissa wanted somewhere colorful to shoot. If colorful's what they wanted… I'll say they found it! All Photos by Bowerbird Photography. When I asked for more info about the family, this is what I received: My name is Hai and I got my mom, Melissa, on October 8, 2007 in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam. We have been traveling the world and growing up together ever since. Our home base is in Mountain View, CA where we share our time with our "tribe." Our trips to San Francisco together are my favorite outings, especially if they include exploring cool alleys and getting noodles for lunch! Y'all… just get ready for SO MUCH CUTENESS: Ready to synchronize our awesome? GO! Iron… like a lion… in Zion. OH BLESSED SWEETNESS. I'd like to do some cool dance moves here some day. I'm glad these two beat me to it. This is how you walk and be adorable. I. LOVE. THIS. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Non-sucky Christmas songs to take back your ears NEXT Lightsaber candles perfect for your holiday buffet Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] What an amazingly sweet family. 🙂 Love these pictures so much! Reply I love these photos, shows true happiness 🙂 Reply Thanks so much for sharing, Hai and Melissa! These pictures are especially awesome because I am strongly considering become a single mother by choice in ten years or so. (I know that's far in advance but I'm a big planner.) I'd love to hear more about your experiences if you'd ever be interesting in sharing more. 🙂 Reply Hi all! Hai and I had so much fun with Ariel taking these pictures. I'm glad you all like them. And yes, if you want to learn more about our adoption journey, I'm happy to share. Melissa 1 agrees Reply Yes, please, that'd be great, Melissa! I'm also curious how you balance work and childcare as well as hear about your travels. Thanks in advance! 🙂 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.