As part of “The Olivia Act”, and in honor of the children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school, I offered a session and images to a family in need. The Olivia Act was thought up by a photographer who was tremendously moved by the shooting. One child had had professional portraits taken not long before she was killed. Those photos are now immensely precious. The idea quickly spread across the country and thousands of photographers offered sessions to families who valued portraits but couldn’t otherwise have then taken. If you’ve been reading my blog at all you may know how important it is to me that people capture their memories. So I put a call out for nominees and was so saddened by the stories of medical issues these families were dealing with.
The family I contacted, and who was available, has two sweet boys 5- and 2-years-old, both born with heart defects. They are doing fine, although the older boy may need surgery eventually. We ventured out with a wagon and old sled and hit the hills. They had so much fun in the snow. Thank you G Family!