family, interrupted

The big truth is- cancer sucks… so badly. This family, they are so many things. But, the things that come to mind to me right now. They are strong. They are strong and beautiful and scared and patient and faithful and determined and positive and emotional and tired. They are encouraging and inspiring. I am not quite sure how they are so joyful and sweet and caring and patient right now, but they are. Little Giselle has only just turned 3 years old. She is a fighter and has a beautiful, strong spirit and joyful soul. She is full of light and love. And as amazing as this family is, I know they could really use your prayers. Please keep this beautiful family in your thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the holidays with your own families. Gabi, Raul, Sienna, Giselle and James thank you so much for trusting me to create these photographs during such a vulnerable time. I love you all and I am here for you.

photography: Tanja Lippert + assistant: Jill Johnson