This was my first photography session via Helping Hearts, a project created with the goal of providing free photography sessions for families with children who are suffering a life-altering illness or disability.
I got to meet the adorable Gage, who was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Shayna is his mom, and I was very impressed with how knowledgable she is about his condition. I didn’t get to meet the Dad, as they are from North Bay, and he had to go back for work.
I met Gage and Shayna at the Hospital for Sick Children, in downtown Toronto, for our shoot. Little Gage was super sleepy! As you’ll see from the photos, it was really hard to capture a shot of him with his eyes open.
Love this one of Gage and his mom:
When I first arrived Gage was snoozing in his crib:
As you can see he was one snoozy guy!
This was basically the only shot I captured with his beautiful blue eyes open:
Last shot of the session, snoozing against his mom:
It was wonderful to meet you Shayna and Gage!