I met with this family a little while ago for their family photo session. This year my dad and my stepmom participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer and this dad was riding along with them in honour of his daughter. She is doing well now, but ever since hearing their story, I can’t tell you how many times when I am having a bad day I think about all they have gone through and made it out the other side of. Things just don’t look so bad when you consider how life can change in an instant sometimes. They regretted not having photos done of their son before now as he hates having his picture taken these days (a common phase for kids to go through around this age) so we did our best with lots of popcorn, balloons and begging haha! I think we came out with some pretty good shots although he was happiest when he was with mom or dad for sure. Thank you for inviting me to photograph your family. It was a pleasure!