Spending the day with Cara and her boys was great. I got to capture those fleeting moments of a mom with preschoolers. Loving each other one minute, angry the next, cuddles, jumps, snacks and baths. So much of their day-to-day life reflects my own. But when evening arrived and dad came home – things turned from ordinary to extraordinary. Cara was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is young, vibrant, healthy and has no family history. So to say it was a shock is putting it lightly. If it was me – I’d be a mess. But she is strong. Composed and laughing in it’s face. She took matters into her own hands and decided that instead of waiting for Chemo to take her hair- she’d take it herself. Until a couple weeks ago her hair was long and glorious. Then the bob. Now – she looks like a warrior. And that she is – and armed to the teeth with the love of an amazing family. F you cancer. Thank you Cara & Matt for letting me into your world and showing me what courage looks like.

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