cincinnati family shoot

The Rice Family | Cincinnati Family Photographer

I don't normally write anything for my portrait sessions because I shoot so many these days! But this one, I want to share a little something extra. 

I've been photographing one of the couples of this family, Lauren and Chris, since they discovered me back in 2011. I did their engagement photos, wedding photos, and most recently their anniversary session up in Chicago (see that session here). 

Well, Lauren wanted me to capture photos of not just her and Chris this time, but of her whole immediate family. They are such a fun group of people and it was so nice getting to see how their family has grown since Lauren and Chris's wedding in 2014. 

Lauren now has a little niece named Charlotte who is the daughter of Erin (one of Lauren's sisters). And just 4 days after doing this photoshoot with this beautiful family, Charlotte became very ill and was soon diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and my heart is completely broken.

I want to spread as much awareness I can to help this little baby girl who is just two years old to help her and this whole family fight cancer together. If you want to help support or contribute to this baby girls recovery, please visit their GOFUNDME page and follow Charlotte's Brave Fight facebook page. I really do believe they're going to beat this!! 

Anyway, enjoy these beautiful and special photos of a family full of life, laughter, and a whole ton of sass.