. . . Last week I had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful family in Federal Hill. The park is beautiful and I will definitely be going back. This family, like so many of the folks that I photograph, were spirited, full of life, and even more, full of love. The difference with this family, is that they face challenges each day, far more difficult than the toddler tantrums, picky eating, and other issues that I hear mommies and daddies sometimes complain about. Last August, they were devastated to learn that their oldest son, Mac, had a debilitating, degenerative disease, called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) for which there is no cure. You can read Mac’s story, and learn more about MLD by visiting his support website www.macsteam.org.
We had originally talked about our photo shoot back in the winter, but wanted to wait for spring weather to get outside and boy did we have a beautiful day! Sunny clear skies and a warm (ok, hot) day were such a treat and we all enjoyed the fresh air. I did my best to chase Mac’s little brother around (who wasn’t terribly interested in being photographed ), but I did manage to catch him for a few!
Here are just a few favorites for his wonderful Mom & Dad, while they wait for the rest of their gallery. I’m sure you can see that Mom is beautiful, and that the love that she has for her two boys, and husband is palpable. I am also sure that I don’t need to tell you that Dad is frequently mistaken for a certain multi-time champion of the Tour de France. One of my favorite parts of the day, was watching Mac on a swing with his Mom, just peacefully swaying in the sun – it was almost mesmerizing – and you could see that they were both at ease. I’m saving that pic for her, but, here are a few others from their session. I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to get to know this loving family, and to meet such a special little boy. This coming weekend, he’ll be crossing the finish line in front of his Mom as they complete a half marathon together (see Aimee, positive thoughts – I already have you crossing the finish line in my mind
What lengths parents go to, to get their children to laugh!
warm weather = happy toes!
two of Mom’s 3 boys!