Earlier this year I began volunteering with an amazing organization called The Tiny Light Foundation. Based in Calgary, Alberta, this Canadian charity coordinates photoshoots between families with ill children and photographers who agree to donate photo sessions at no cost. So far it has been an incredibly moving and inspirational journey and I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting some truly fantastic families along the way.

Here are a few outtakes from my first TL session with Tiny Light Ethan and his doting parents. We had a riot chasing bubbles through the park, playing baseball and hide-and-seek, as well as taking some time to enjoy the swings.

The family requested photographs that were rich with vibrant colour and captured true candid moments and I did my best to oblige! I especially loved the bubble portion of the session — no matter how old I get, blowing bubbles remains to be a magical activity!

I am beyond grateful to have met this wonderful trio and couldn’t stop smiling as I prepared their final photographs. It was a wonderful morning filled with giggles, gurgles and great memories.

If you know of a family who is struggling with a life-altering diagnosis, please consider telling them about The Tiny Light Foundation. They have a beautiful mission to help families in need capture moments that will be cherished forever.