You may not know this about me, but 11 years ago I lost my son, Jason, to cancer. This month I held a charity event in his memory. This was my first Annual (hopefully!!) Pay What You Can Minisession Event, raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. All proceeds went to benefit two of my favorite local charities, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California. Thanks to the generous support of donors, clients, family, and friends we were able to raise over $1,300.
That's not even including the donations made on behalf of families with a child actually fighting cancer. And, get this, I was able to hang out with and photograph so many sweet kiddos and teens who are currently fighting cancer. Some sessions made me cry because I know the struggle that these families are experiencing, as well as how precious these memories will be for them. Other sessions made me smile. It's amazing how positive kids can be!
Never heard of a Pay What You Can Minisession? It's simple! Schedule your minisession, make any donation, and receive a 20 minute photography session and 5 digital images.
If you missed out on this event, make sure to mark your calendar for the same time next year. I'm hoping we'll be able to photograph even more families at next year's event.
Take a look at some of the fierce, adorable, heartwarming, and fun images of these kiddos. This is the face of childhood cancer. It is beautiful!
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Lindsy Hughes-Curtis is an Inland Empire Area photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, and birth photography.
Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties.