Morgan's Monday Moments -- Caitlin's Army

September 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A couple months back I had the opportunity to photograph the absolute sweetest family.  The session was gifted to them from a cousin who I played basketball with back in high school, and I was told that they'd been through a lot because their youngest daughter had leukemia.  Having worked with so many kids over the years (probably thousands!) I honestly didn't give it much thought, and was just as excited to work with them as any family.  I just knew I wanted to make sure she had fun no matter what.

From the minute I met them I was in love.  So much love, closeness, and utter support for Caitlin; it was truly beautiful to share in the space with them.  Caitlin came to the door in all the makeup she'd done herself, and right away I knew our shoot would be a blast.  

We started at their house, which is one of my favorite ways to shoot families.  It shows the moment in time, and they are typically the most comfortable.  I loved how we got some shots in front of the playhouse, the backyard, and even by the front door.

Eventually we went out to a local regional park and caught it right at the gorgeous golden hour.  Caitlin had her "Katy Perry" wig, her cape, and we all just laughed (except when Marie, the cutie mama, teased me saying she saw a snake to freak me out!!).  

The photos speak for themselves, but the beauty in this family is bigger than any photo could capture.  They just participated in a walk for Leukemia over the weekend, and it's not too late to donate to their cause: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=4591944&pg=personal&fr_id=73355.  

Caitlin is still in treatment with her last one scheduled for 2/19/19, her hair is on its way, and she had a ball on her walk with her army.  Thanks to this family for letting me be there with them for this moment in time.  


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