This is a portrait session that I did for my friend Crystal, a friend and former co-worker of mine when I was a nurse back in PA. Last summer her world flipped upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo surgery, chemo, and radiation to make sure it was eradicated forever. She faced her fight with strength and dignity, and I’m happy to report that she is doing well mentally and physically as she closes in on the end of treatment.
Shortly before her diagnosis, her daughter had brought up the subject of getting an updated family portrait and they talked about doing it. After she was diagnosed, she quickly had surgery and was in the process of recovering from that and preparing for chemo.
It felt like an impossible time to think about a family photo session. She was dealing with unending doctors visits and co-pays, time off work, and physical recovery. She thought about canceling her session.
We talked and I helped her see that it was actually a perfect time for a session. I KNEW that those images of her gorgeous family would comfort her, cheer her up, and give her daily inspiration to keep going forward. From one mother to another – and from one cancer survivor to another – I could help her capture the beauty of what was most important to her: her loving family.
I love these images! I think they show just how close this family is. I love how beautiful and radiant Chris looks surrounded by them. I’m so thrilled that she is on the path to recovery, and even more thrilled that she is soon going to have the best “end-of-treatment” present that any mother could have…a grandchild!
Six Mile SC photographer Pam Nafziger of Casual Moments Photography specializes in multigenerational family sessions like these. If you haven’t been photographed with your family since your children were small, you need to treat yourself to portraits with those amazing young adults that they’ve become! I do sessions like these anywhere, and give you step by step instructions on how to get everyone together and ready as painlessly as possible. Read about it here!