I have been away from the blog for a while, but thought that this session would be a great way to get back into the swing of things.
I don’t have all the words to express how much this family made me smile during their Smiling Eyes session. Sandra was recently diagnosed with cancer, and the family wanted to get some photos done with her before she went through her chemotherapy treatments. There was also a push to get them done as another member of the family was leaving the country in the near future.
I met the family down town Waterloo at the Segram lofts (one of my favourite places to shoot). We did individual families, group shots and even some fun ones. We had so many laughs that you would not have known that the family was dealing with so much. While I was shooting I felt like I was part of the family. Everyone had a smile on the whole time, well maybe not the kids ALL the time but for the most part they were all super.
The last picture is Sandra and her SUPERHERO’s. I could tell that this family was strong and close, and with all her little grandchildren it wasn’t hard to get them to be superhero’s and help Sandra fight to get better!!!
I have met a great family, and have kept in contact with them throughout the process. I wish Sandra nothing but the best as she battles her way through. But I know that even on her most difficult days her sunny disposition, smile and strong family connection will keep her strong. There are no words to express the energy and love I felt being a part of this family, if only for a few moments in time. It is my hope that during difficult times Sandra can look back at these pictures and see the vibrant woman/wife/mother/grandmother that she is. I know first hand that the best gift you can give someone is that of a smile and I know I got one from the session, and the family did too.