October is breast cancer awareness month so I’ve decided to blog about people and organizations dedicated to helping those with breast cancer. My Hope Bag was founded by Sarah Ellery. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After going through treatments and receiving an “all clear” from her doctors, she wanted to help other women through the journey. The goal of My Hope Bag is to support and encourage women while they are going through their battle with breast cancer.
I first met these ladies a few years ago. They were coordinating a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk and asked me to photograph the event. I recently photographed their annual Breast Cancer Expo, designed for individuals with breast cancer, survivors, and their support system. The expo is filled with resources for support, treatment, post-mastectomy clothing, wigs, healthy options, and a little fun. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or just want to know more, check out the My Hope Bag website.
I know it’s all about starting the school year right now, but I wanted to post these cute pics from preschool graduation. My friend Carrie is amazing and very talented. She made all of her students capes for Christmas. She also made these adorable graduation caps. They wore both for preschool graduation. Oh how they all LOVE her!
Recently I took my daughter to Las Vegas for a dance competition. I wanted a cute pic of her in front of the Vegas sign, but the line was long and the lighting wasn’t good so I shot this one really fast. Not original… but its mine. This was her first trip to Vegas (that she was old enough to remember).
During one of her breaks I shot a few pics in the hotel room. Usually when I pull out my camera to take her picture, I get a face like this. She will probably not like finding this one online… It will be fun to see how long it takes her to notice.
I can sometimes get a natural smile out of her. It takes more work, but totally worth it.
My daughter has a love/hate relationship with my camera. She is often an unwilling subject… the kind that rolls her eyes when the camera comes out but always wants to see the image created. I love this shot taken in our hotel room before a dance competition.