This girl right here - she is so precious. She lights up the room with an aura of joy and laughter in the wake of her infectious smile. Her family serves others in so many ways and shine His light. Even with full schedules that refused to align, there was no way I was going let the opportunity of a family session with them slip past. And neither were they - because these pictures were taken to bottle up time, to savor the smiles and laughter of the moment forever, because just a couple weeks later Alaina went in for surgery. A hemispherotomy to disconnect the entire left half of her brain.
We hung out in their backyard, swung on the swing set, climbed into the treehouse and slid down the slide. Oh, and took a few pictures in between :) but most of all, we had fun and laughed a lot.
And obviously being in a small town, when one of Alaina's EMT heroes drove by, hugs were mandatory :)
Thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your family! You are a blessing to all you meet!