Meet the Wards!
I spent a little time with this great family during a day that they played, carved pumpkins, and took a little time for a few family pictures. We had so much fun capturing their daily life and the messy tradition that is pumpkin carving. During one of the quick moments that we grabbed a family picture while the kids we throwing up bunny ears, Mom said "ok one serious picture, or we are going to take standard family pics". Knowing this was more fun, the kids did a quick look at the camera and we grabbed a couple of the standard pictures. I loved that. Pictures should be fun and I really hope the kids look back on them when they are older and remember the day as a being positive family experience, not a chore.
The Wards wanted these picture to capture a hopeful time in their life after some difficult times they have gone through. The last time they had family pictures was after Nick's esophageal cancer diagnosis, and before treatment, and they are hard to view as happy and hopeful family pictures. They now have a collection of pictures that document a small snippet of their life as a family and a fun day to reflect back on in the years to come.
I truly enjoyed taking these pictures for them, and I feel so honored to have been invited into their home to take them.
To learn more about esophageal cancer, visit: https://www.ecaware.org/
To get more information on a lifestyle family photography session, please contact me! I look forward to the opportunity to spend time documenting your family, and providing pictures for you to cherish in the years to come.