Mia Krabbe – Locks of Love

Hey all. Wow I can’t believe it but I managed to get two posts in one night, which for a while my blog has been put on the back burnner. Now I am home and relaxed from a great weekend away and can’t wait to show you all the things I have been up to!

I would like to say this post is a very special post, as it touches so many people close to home. Relay for Life and every other Cancer fundraiser brings people together to celebrate, remember and fight back.  I personally become more involved in the Terry Fox Run but any little bit helps. At the beginning of June I took part in a very special moment in my friends life. It is not often that you meet a person who has so much love for other people, but it is even more rare when it is in the form of a young girl.

Back in May I received this e-mail from a really good family friend:

My cousin Vincianne has cancer and one night when we were praying for her before bed Mia decided she would like to shave her head to raise money for cancer.  She had been growing her hair for Locks of Love since before the summer last year.  We decided to tie it in with the Relay for Life and so Mia will have her head shaved at the beginning of June.

Now when I read this I could not stay away. At dusk everyone was called over and Mia had her hair cut and shaved in front of a fairly large audience, of friends, onlookers and volunteers. While this was all going on Mia had a smile on her face, and interacted with the other young people watching. What a moment to be a part of.

Of course I took pictures the night of (as you can see from above), but I also could not resist having a mini photo session with Mia and her new look.  We had some great moments and some really funny ones as well. I have to tell you this funny joke because it was just so perfect. We arrived at the location for photos and we were all hoping out of the car when Cathy turned around and said something along the lines of “Mia better make sure your hair isn’t messy!!!” Well we all started laughing and had some fun with that comment for the rest of the day!!!

Even with a shaved head Mia’s spirit did not go unnoticed. This just goes to show that true beauty on the inside can be seen on the outside when we put our heart and soul into something we feel so passionate about.

Ps. The above 2 black and whites are my personal favourites!

Mia you have the strength and the energy to move mountains. You are also an inspiration to so many. Keep it up girlie you are one of a kind.

I hope you all enjoy this post as it is a personal favourite of mine!

– N

*** Authors Note – I know that this is not a Smiling Eyes post but it touches on Cancer and I want to spread the word about a great organization that I have the privilege to be a part of.  The Smiling Eyes Project is a non-profit group of Professional Photographers offering complimentary photo shoots to people/families facing Cancers fight or victory. The goal is to provide you with an hour out of your journey, to offer you fun and laughter with your loved ones, while creating memories that can be cherished. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me directly at kaufmanklicks@gmail.com or to info@smilingeyes.ca. ***


  1. Mia , this is truly inspiring. Thank you Nicole for capturing the energies that surrounded this endeavour. I’m still wiping the tears!!!!

  2. She is a beautiful girl both inside and out…hair and no hair! To give up those luscious locks of chocolate brown hair is a sacrifice in itself and for this young girl to do that means a lot. My mom was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and she did lose her hair. She didn’t want to lose her hair. It was a hard day when it started. But she realized she is still the same person on the inside even without her hair…so thank you to Mia for doing this and you capture her wonderful spirit beautifully! The bubblegum one is my fav! 😀 Excellent job!

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