Has working with children with cancer changed anything in your life? Absolutely. It reminds you to be positive through the tough times. These kids, although going through something terrible, are still happy and they just want to play and have fun, and live. It’s a reminder I think we all need from time to time. Live in the moment and enjoy everything you possibly can about it!
Photographer Spotlight – Laura Lynn Photography
We are so happy to be shining the photographer spotlight on Laura Lynn Photography. Laura is a San Clemente photographer who strives to capture the emotional connection of the people in front of her lens. It’s not about the “sit and smile pretty”, it’s about the real, the honest. It’s about capturing who you are, deep inside. Her goal is for her images to make you feel something. As a natural light photographer, she loves love a good backlit, golden moment of honesty. Each family is different, and she strives to capture their unique bond and love for one another. It’s about capturing a moment in a memory through the smallest details to last a lifetime.
What made you want to join tghp as a volunteer? Cancer already sucks. It never affects just the person battling the disease, it affects all those who love that person as well. I feel it’s even worse when it’s a child. Childhood cancer research is so poorly underfunded, I loved that The Gold Hope Project wants to help bring attention and awareness to this monster.
What is your favorite thing about being a TGHP photographer? Getting to meet these amazing fighters. Their strength and resilience is inspiring.
What is one thing you hope the families you photograph for the project can take away from this experience? Their bond. Often times, as active participants in our own lives, we miss the little details. That’s why photography is so important, and why I do what I do. I want to show them their bond, their uniqueness, their love for one another through my eyes. When you’re with your kids everyday, you may not really see the way they look at you, with love and admiration. But I’m looking through a window into their lives, and I get to show them what I see. I always want love to shine through.
How would you describe your photography? I do my best to focus on the emotional connection. My photography has often been described as honest, emotional, and natural.
A big shout out to Laura for sharing her talents with our fighter families. Want to follow her lead? Apply to be a volunteer photographer here.