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My First Gold Hope Session | Chicago Family Photographer

Earlier this year I was accepted to be a participating photographer for The Gold Hope Project, an amazing organization that provides free photo sessions to families with child cancer fighters.  When I received my acceptance email I was overwhelmed with emotion.  Was I good enough to properly capture these families who truly deserve beautiful photographs at such a trying time?  Would I be able to hold it together during a session, knowing the trials my young subjects were going through, or had overcome?  The thought of photographing these families during such a poignant, emotional time in their lives was daunting.

But the fact that I was even given such an amazing opportunity was truly a blessing.

Still, to this day, I am in awe of my role as one of the many participating photographers supporting this organization.  It is truly humbling and inspiring.

In October, I was blessed with my first Fighter family.  I was excited and nervous, and itching to tell their story.

I met this sweet family on a pretty fall day at the North Park Village Nature Center.  I was immediately enchanted by little Miss Mimi, the star of the session.  At three years old, Mimi has been fighting leukemia since she was only one and a half.  And yet, even with all that she has gone through, she is bubbly, smart, outgoing, silly and a whole bunch of fun…pretty much a typical three year old girl.

I am amazed at her resilience of spirit.  She is truly amazing; a wonderful little girl.

Mimi, keep on fighting.  You are strong, sweet, amazing.

For more information about The Gold Hope Project, visit them on the web here: http://www.goldhopeproject.com/

You can also visit them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoldHopeProject

The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
The Gold Hope Project | Chicago Family Photographer | Rebecca Hellyer Photography
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