Emilia | The Gold Hope Project
Cancer does not discriminate.
Sweet Emilia was just 2.5 years old when she was diagnosed with ALL.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children.
Despite her diagnosis and many treatments,
Emilia remains an absolute joy.
Full of energy and childhood curiosity, working with her and her family was a pleasure.
Looking at these images, you can really feel the bond of love
that holds them all together, especially that between her and her beautiful sister Avery.
Juvenile cancers are the most grossly underfunded of all cancers,
receiving just 4% of total cancer research funding.
Being a volunteer for The Gold Hope Project has allowed me
to meet some of the most courageous and inspiring young people.
These kids are fighters, they have their whole lives ahead of them.
They deserve SO much more than 4%!!
I highly encourage you to support this wonderful organization
and to contribute in any way you can!
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Erika and Nick were the second wedding couple I've photographed this year
that live out of state and chose central NY
as their destination wedding location.
Both couples hired me without a face-to-face meeting,
based solely on my online work and iPhone conversations.
I can't tell you what a compliment that is!
Not only did I look forward to this wedding because of the amazing location,
(I mean Old Forge, NY when the leaves are already turning...GAH!)
but once I met this wonderful couple I got even more excited.
First off, they look like supermodels, which never hurts.
Superficiality aside though, they really are such genuine and kind people
with an incredibly supportive and loving group of friends and family!
I feel absolutely honored that they chose me to capture their beautiful day.
Thank you bunches Mr. and Mrs. Ballard
I wish you and those sweet babies a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Big thanks to my second shooter Nicole from Nicole James Photography.
And as always, shout out to my assistant Jamie Wheatley
who does all the behind-the-scenes grunt work
and who bought my 30 weeks pregnant body
a belly band, which literally saved me through the reception.
Bride & Groom Portraits.
Hotel :: Great Pines Resort
Venue :: View Arts Center
Wedding Dress :: Silk Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dress Designer :: Enzoani
Tuxedo :: Indochino
Bridal Party Attire :: Katherine Patricia
Wedding Rings :: Emil's Jewelry Design
Bridal Jewelry :: Donna Beth Creations
Florist :: Mountain Greenery
Caterer :: A Moveable Feast by O'Connors
Cake :: Wegmans
Hair and Make-Up :: Elite Beauty Studios
DJ Services :: Cory Cobane | Big Beat DJ Services
This gorgeous family though!
Every year I swear they get more and more lovely.
Here's a little look at their family session...