It has taken me too long to blog this particular session. I am about 7 months behind on blogging as it is, but this one in particular should have been done right away. Mostly because I want everyone to see how amazing this woman Vanessa is. I wrote about her a bit on my FB page and am going to copy most of what I said there. But I have to add that the images here are all in COLOR because that is what this woman is. She is full of life, vibrancy and color even though she has to be such a fighter, such a warrior right now and for the past few years. Looking at these images even now show nothing of the physical pain and suffering Vanessa was in at that very moment. If there is anything to be said about the human spirit and how it can overcome, Vanessa is a shining example. I added images of her laughing so hard with her wonderful sister that she is doubled over. I added images of them making goofy faces and doing goofy things. The last image was a request by them to get their footprints in the sand as they walked away together. If you are a photographer please think about joining the Magic Hour Foundation. I am so grateful for them for reaching out to me and giving me the opportunity to help if possible through my photographs. Here is what I said on FB:
Recently I was contacted by a new organization called The Magic Hour Foundation (http://www.magichourfoundation.org/) to see if I would donate a session to a local woman who is fighting cancer. The very day they contacted me I had been thinking how can I give back with my photography in a way that is meaningful. It was serendipitous when their note came in and last night I had my session with a very beautiful woman (both inside and out). named Vanessa. Her sister is visiting from California so we were able to get the both of them in the photos. The humor, love and plain positive attitude was so uplifting and lovely. Vanessa was obviously in pain and tired but she was adamant that we get a photo of her jumping on the beach. Really, it was the most amazing jump I ever saw. Not because it was olympic style but because within that jump I saw a true fighter that loves life and wants to continue to love life. I guess she would say she is a “warrior” and I would whole-heartedly agree.
The Magic Hour Foundation is still in the forming process and I am grateful that they found me! If you are a photographer and this is something you might like to be a part of, please contact them!
I am going to only write a few words because I want to get caught up on my blog posts but I HAVE to say that I love this family. The mom (Laura) and I have been friends since we were kids and even though she moved to Texas, I was SOOOO happy that when they came back for a visit I got to spend some time with them in front of my camera. Such a beautiful, sweet family!
Just in time to get your holiday cards done!! Although these are available for returning clients only, I will be announcing some mini session dates for everyone soon! Here are the details!
Mini Sessions | $300*
For returning clients only! (special minis open to all are held a few times throughout the year. Watch my Facebook page for announcements!).
20 Minute Session
10-15 images to choose from
5 digital files printable to 11×14
All high resolution images from the session
*Weekdays only. Does not include newborn sessions. Must be within 10 miles of Marblehead, MA. Immediate family only.
I have photographed little miss B before and could not wait to get her sweet face in front of my camera again. I see miss B and her mom almost every day at school drop off/pick up and have to stop myself from just touching her amazing hair! She has a wonderful family and I love love love getting to photograph them! And you can see her mom is completely beautiful as well.
This sweet little girl was delicious. Seriously. Look at her hair! She was perfect in every way and as always it is so fun for me to meet the babies from my belly to baby clients. You can see the “belly” part of the session HERE . The day I met and photographed Erin was dark and dreary but she brightened up everything with her tiny body. Mom and dad were so proud and so relaxed…wish I could have been that relaxed when I had my little ones! Introducing Erin:
So happy to have these beautiful kiddos in front of my camera again. Their mom and dad were so gracious and kind to me over this past year that I asked if I could please offer a mini session for them. Will and Tessa are at the age of speed. Meaning they do not stop EVER! And they are so full of joy that I ran as fast as I could after them to try to capture some of it in an image. I am sad that this family is moving in a few months and I wish them nothing but the good things they deserve.