Saturday, November 23, 2013

Feeling the Love

My last mini-session of 2013 was the perfect ending to a great season!
4 Kids + Lots of Energy + 2 Loving Parents = Crazy Good Fun
Thank you everyone for an awesome year!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The winner of the 2013 Food Drive Drawing is.....

Many, many thanks to the participants of this year's Food Drive to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank! 

The random drawing for the FREE photo session (powered by the turned up participant #8, which was.... drumroll please....

the McManus Family! 


For those of you who are still interested in contributing items to this awesome organization, please use the "Virtual Food Drive" link below. Thanks for making a difference for these families!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sometimes, children make the best teachers

Meet Conor.  

He's a handsome and active, 8-year old boy who loves sports, surfing, and - like any boy his age - provoking his older sister.  I had the opportunity to get to know Conor and his family at a photo shoot on Folly Beach, one of their favorite family hangouts. 

What you don't see, at first glance, is that Conor has been fighting neurofibromatosis and endured multiple surgeries to combat this condition for most of his life. What you do get at first glance is a boy that is full of life, love and positive energy.  

Whether or not he realized it, I left that session "schooled."  Conor and his family taught me a huge lesson in such a short time.  

Live in the present moment. 
Be present.
Enjoy your family and the people around you. 
Be grateful. Be happy. 
More importantly, be happy to be YOU. 
There is no one else in the world like you.

Conor's condition has required multiple surgeries, including the removal of his right eye.  He has yet another surgery coming up at the end of this month. Please read more about Conor's story on his YouCaring website and give to his medical fund if you are able.