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The Life Remembered Blog

Bellatrix in the Family Photo

Bellatrix in the Family Photo

The final entry in my 2020 Storytelling Portrait Series – a personal portrait of my daughter and my journey into genealogy and telling my own family’s story.

Heike’s Olympic Sword of Damocles

Heike’s Olympic Sword of Damocles

Heike has dreamed of skating in the Olympics since she was three years old, but a recent diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans in her ankle is putting everything in jeopardy.

Adah the Butterfly: Heart Transplants and New Life

Adah the Butterfly: Heart Transplants and New Life

The official symbol for heart transplants is the butterfly, a beautiful representation of “new life”. When I met Adah, who received her new heart at the age of 4, I knew she was the perfect person for this portrait.

‘Voilà, my scar!’ Hanna as Madeline

‘Voilà, my scar!’ Hanna as Madeline

Hanna was adorable as Madeline, the character from the children’s book who proudly shows off her appendectomy scar. Hannah’s liver transplant was no appendectomy, but she is a fighter, and never lets it hold her back.

Bailey the Heart Warrior

Bailey the Heart Warrior

Bailey was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), which is a combination of four different heart defects. She had her first open heart surgery at just 6 weeks old, and her third a few months ago. She is a fierce Heart Warrior and a total tomboy, which is the story we chose to tell together…

Brooklyn as Sleeping Beauty

Brooklyn as Sleeping Beauty

Brooklyn is a “girlie girl”, so I wanted to create a princess theme for her portraits. She also has Type 1 Diabetes, so Sleeping Beauty pricking her finger on a spinning wheel seemed like a perfect fit. Read on to see how we did it!

What to Wear for your Family Photos

What to Wear for your Family Photos

Knowing what to wear for your family photos can make the difference between a good picture and an amazing one! Luckily, there are a few general principles to keep in mind when you’re putting together your family’s “look”.

Getting Both Kids to Smile in the Same Photo

Getting Both Kids to Smile in the Same Photo

Whenever I have clients with multiple children, their priority is always to finally get a photo with all the kids smiling at the camera at the same time. It's incredibly difficult to do on your own, especially with a smartphone (which is slower than a pro camera). But...

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