Carter’s cancer ~ Colorado Springs cancer photographer

July 12, 2011

Every once in a while I have the privilege of doing something truly meaningful with my photography to help someone out who is struggling. This session was very dear to my heart because not only was it done to help someone out but it was for a dear friend of mine whose paths were destined to cross. Jennifer Wyeth of Jennifer Wyeth Photography hired me for a photography business makeover from Francypants Academy and we instantly became friends. It was a crazy coincidence that she ended up moving to the same city I lived in only a few months after taking my online class.  We have tons in common and love hangin’ together.
A few months ago, we planned to go on a double date with our hubbies.  Then I got a text from her saying that she couldn’t go out with us because her son, Carter, was sick.  The next text I got from her was this: “He got diagnosed with leukemia last night. He’ll get better but it will take a few years. We are at the hospital for the weekend at least if not longer. We don’t know any details yet.”  I was SHOCKED!  I couldn’t believe how quickly her life had changed and how scary that would be for a Mama.  It made me hug my kids a little more that weekend.

Jenn and I don’t get to hang out as much anymore since Carter was diagnosed but I REALLY REALLY wanted to do something special for her so I asked her if we could please do a video and photo shoot documenting Carter’s cancer and Jenn was totally down for it.  It was SO wonderful to work with her and little Carter. He is such a cute and clever kid! He would say the darndest things. And Jenn…She has handled everything SO amazingly well! She’s been so optimistic about it all and is such a strong person. I am lucky to call you my friend, Jenn. I hope these pictures touch your heart as much as they touched mine in having the honor of taking them.

The video will be up tomorrow. It’s a tear-jerker!

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  1. jennifer wyeth

    July 12th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Have I mentioned how much I love these? You truly captured US. It’s the sign of a FABULOUS photographer! Let’s go play soon… aren’t we going to go location hunting?

  2. maureen wyeth

    July 12th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    These are beyond priceless…two very special and beautiful souls…it really does show who they are and what a remarkable relationship they have….thank you from the bottom of our hearts for these wonderful images of love and hope. You are a talented lady! Thanks for your generosity and kindess.

  3. Jessica Wyeth

    July 13th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    It’s so fun to see Jen IN the pictures! These are beautiful and priceless!

  4. Katie Brown

    July 13th, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Jen is one of my very best friends and these pictures brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for capturing her and her beautiful son, Carter. I know Jen will cherish these FOREVER.

  5. Brandy

    July 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I love the pics! You do such a fantastic job capturing truly special moments out of what can be just an ordinary day! God Bless Carter and his family!

  6. Nona

    July 18th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    So sweet… I don’t know what to say except i just love all of them, our beautiful Jenny and the whole Wyeth family. Get well soon little Carter-dude, Nona and Papa love you!

  7. You’re gonna need a tissue: Carter’s cancer video

    July 18th, 2011 at 4:26 am

    […] seen Carter’s cancer pics and now you get to see clever and cute little Carter in action.  This video just warms my heart! I […]

  8. Kristin Hardwick

    July 23rd, 2011 at 5:36 am

    These are maybe some of my favorite photos you’ve posted on here. The bottom left is amazing. You should be really really REALLY proud of these!

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