Thank you to our amazing Tiny Light Photographer, Eiko for her guest blog and for all of her Tiny Light work! If you would like to do a guest blog for us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guest Blog by Tiny Light Photographer Eiko
Browsing online one day I happen to run across some information about the Tiny Light Foundation. It struck such a cord with me that I felt compelled to apply immediately. Prior to starting my photography business I had spent over 10 years working with children and young adults with special needs. Already hoping to combine my passion with photography with this other piece of my life, I was delighted when I received a email welcoming me to the Tiny Light Team! To date I've completed four Tiny Light sessions for families in the Medicine Hat area and have met some wonderful families, amazing children and a few friends along the way.
My last Tiny Light was the incredibly sweet Julian! This little man stole my heart the minute I laid eyes on him with his handsome curls and bright smile :) When Julian was just over a week old he went in heart failure (cardio myapathy) without going into to many details this incredibly brave single mother saw her son through a stroke and then a heart transplant.
I had so much fun on this session. We had met a few days prior to the photo session and after emailing and chatting on the phone we immediately hit it off. Julian gave me tons of smiles as we discussed his history, personality and ideas for their session. Being a fun and younger mom, and because I tend to stray away from the traditional images we planned a more edgy session downtown. The day of the session we met up, played and chatted a bit. As soon as I started snapping away Julian strayed away from the wall and took steps towards me....When I had met him only days before our session he was only walking holding onto the wall or furniture totally an awesome moment! Spending our time downtown Medicine Hat I kept the session very casual and fun and was able to create a relaxed atmosphere which in turn meant for some great images showing the love these two have for one another as well as lots of personality. With all that they have gone through together Julian and Jeannine are both doing great and he's progressing amazingly!
I cannot thank the team of hardworking Tiny Light ladies that keep everything going behind the scenes on their own time and especially all the amazing Tiny Lights Ive had the pleasure of meeting!! Looking forward to many more!