Where do I start? Look at those eyes! Can you see the little starbursts? I first met this family when this little guy was only a few days old. My first shoot on island. His mom and dad were beaming with pride walking into my tiny makeshift studio I had in my home at the time.
At six months old his daddy, Matt was diagnosed with cancer and this little family's world was turned upside down. Unfortunately, after a courageous 10 months of fighting he lost the battle last November. A couple months later I get a message from Alison, his wife asking if I would do a photoshoot with them in Matt's memory with his flag and picture. Later we met up at Starbucks over tea and a scone,which this little guy helped me devour, Alison told me about the past year's ups and downs.
One thing that will be etched in my mind forever is her smile and optimism. After suffering such a tragic loss I'd hope to have only half her grace. She told me that no matter the amount of pain Matt was in he was ALWAYS positive and ready to spend time with his beautiful family and that was her motivation. Thank you Alison for sharing your story and allowing me to capture a little piece of it. :)