At the close of Summer 2017, I had the opportunity to capture some beautiful family photos at the Prayers from Maria Sunflower Field, in Avon, OH. This beautiful field is home to thousands of pretty sunflowers, representing the little Angels impacted by children's glioma, and is founded by the Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation.
This beautiful field honors the memory of many children and family impacted by childhood cancer like our own family was impacted when our little cousin Ty, passed away in 2008, at just 7 years old. I didn't get the privilege of meeting this precious little guy, but I think of him when I see the family photos, and every time I visit this field of gold.
I plan to visit Maria's Field of Hope annually, to not only support children's glioma research, but to continue capturing lasting memories for families.
Here are some of my favorite shots of that day... Mr. Bradley Cooper, the famous Goldendoodle of Instagram, Siah with his grandma and great-grandma, the De Los Santos Family, the Cruz girls, and the Santiago family with their new bundle of joy!
Looking forward to September 2018 when the sunflowers bloom again.