Monday, September 22, 2008

{Someone Has Stolen My Heart ...}

This weekend I was given the opportunity to photograph a little girl who has just completely stolen my heart.

Meet Madeleine. She has a smile that melts your heart and her laughter will make you start giggling yourself. During the photo session there were so many people that stopped to admire this sweet little girl. You can't help but look at her and smile ... she's absolutely beautiful.

Madeleine is very special to me, and although I have only known her and her family for a few weeks, it already feels like I have known them forever. Madeleine has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, the same childhood cancer my own son was diagnosed with last year when he was 9 months old. In fact, this photoshoot took place almost exactly one year to the day from when we found out my sweet Cade had cancer.

It's kind of hard to explain, but when I look at Madeleine I see hope, and love, and peace. She has the sweetest, most gentle spirit, but at the same time she is filled with a fierce strength and I know that a year from now we will be having a cancer free party for her as well.

Sweet baby Madeleine ... you have stolen my heart and I'm so blessed to know you. Here's a sneak peek of your session for mommy and daddy. :)


Keary said...

This is precious. I got the goosebumps. Great work Sarah. I LOVE it

<3 KearyDee

Amber said...

Thank you so much. These are great, I love them!

danelle said...

They turned out sooo cute!!!

Rose said...

She's darling! And we will keep her in our prayers. Hugs!

Jen said...

what a beautiful little girl. I just came across your wonderful photography (I am new to San Diego) and I wanted to say hello. My own daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer when she was 6 months, and she is now 23 months and Cancer free!