This is what it is all about for me.
In this session, I was able to photograph one of the most inspiring people I've ever met.
Sometimes, Facebook just connects you with people you need in your life. I was scrolling through one day and Luke's shining smile popped up in my feed. I barely noticed the hospital room at first. I just couldn't stop looking at that luminous smile. I went to his page and spent the better part of an hour reading through his posts and his story. I highly recommend getting a box of tissues before you do so. Please go nose through Luke the Brave's Facebook page, you will leave feeling inspired.
Luke was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma a little over a year ago. As of December 18th, he has three months of stable scans with no evidence of recurrent disease! What an amazing Christmas present for their family!
Through everything he has had to endure in the past year, he wears the most beautiful smile. Every single post. It's unbreakable. I had to wonder how someone so young could possibly understand so much about happiness and life, in spite of the hard hand he had recently been dealt. I found the answer in his family. His beautiful, genuinely loving, and in love family. They laughed, hugged, and kissed their way through the session. They are truly one of the most inspiring families I've been fortunate enough to work with. Spending time with them was such a gift!