Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taylor {Family}

Tobias might be one of the sweetest little boys I've ever met. If I had to rate his chillness the day of our session on a scale from 1 to 10, he'd get a 15. The only thing that produced giggles from him that day were daddy's silly faces. Whitney and Clay are so incredibly blessed to be this little guy's parents. Tobias was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. I was incredibly encouraged by Whitney and Clay's faith in the Lord and strength to encourage Tobias. It was such a blessing to capture and meet this precious family.

Taylor family, I hope you fall in love with these photos as much as I fell in love with Tobias. That kid is going to be a heart-breaking stud:) I mean, blue eyes and red hair?? SWOON!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Benjamin Paul {Newborn}

This is sweet, little Ben. I had the pleasure of taking his newborn photos last week, and I've been swooning over his little face ever since. And his hair!! Newborns with a full head of hair are at the top of my favorite things list. Not to mention, he has his dad's dimples. Dimples. On a baby. Is there anything cuter? No. Ben's parents are doing a killer job at first time parenting. There were some moments where I was a fly on the wall and could observe the mass amounts of love Jimmy has for his son and wife. It warms my heart to see such a supportive husband. Samantha happens to be one fabulous momma already, if you know her, you know that's resoundingly true.

Thank you Madeksho family for letting me capture this precious time. I love these images of your little boy. He's beautiful, and he is destined to be one major Bronco's fan, too!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fitz Beats Cancer

I'd like to introduce you to Fitz. 

This spunky, hilarious, adorable, sensitive, caring, loveable little three year old was just an absolute delight to meet. And you MUST know, he's a big fan of Thomas the Train, oh, and dare I forget Diesel Ten. He could play with trains for days, and I don't think he ever tires of laughing. In fact, I'd say that smile hardly ever leaves his sweet little cheeks. His family was gracious enough to come let me play "fly on the wall" one morning in order to capture this time in their lives. Sweet Fitz is currently fighting defeating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He's a champ, and so is his precious family. Perryn is probably his biggest cheerleader. She captured my heart with her cheesy grinns and stone serious eyes. She may not understand what's taking place, but she sure provides a steady laugh and a melt of the heart. She loves her big brother, that much is obvious. Sally is probably one of the strongest mothers I know. And if I say anymore about how much I admire her strength and love for her son, I'll probably just sit here and weep instead of writing, so I'll press on. Brent's love for his girls and Fitz radiated during our entire session. There are a couple of images where he is smiling at his girls and they almost make me turn into a puddle of mush.

I'm incredibly honored to be documenting pieces of Fitz's journey to destroy cancer. This morning spent with the Doyle family was far more of a blessing for me than it probably was for them. They taught me that despite pain, there are still plenty of giggles to be had. Nights in the E.R. at St. Jude can still be molded into family time. And that cancer doesn't have to win. It may take a tremendous toll on their little family, but they aren't letting cancer define them. Trains are still played with, one year old birthday parties are still enjoyed, and cuddling over a Thomas the Train book is always a top priority.

I'm incredibly thankful to have gotten to meet Fitz and share some of this journey with him. Like I said, he's a complete champ. When his journey started just last month, he had 68% cancer in his tiny body. Today he has just 2%. PRAISE THE LORD. He currently just finished his first round of chemo. Please join me in praying for Fitz and his family. I serve a God that is far bigger, stronger, and mightier than cancer could ever be.

If you would like to follow along with Fitz's journey you can read more at his Caring Bridge page.

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