Early December a client reached out to me asking if I could travel to Florida the week of Christmas for a shoot! She has a non-profit and they were sponsoring a birthday trip for a sweet little girl turning 5. It would be her first vacation, she was turning 5 and her first time at the ocean. Of course it needed documented!
I immediately said, “HECK YES!”
So, a little backstory.. Chelsea and I met in the fall of 2019 when they were expecting her daughter Stella! In the time since, they have started a wonderful non-profit in her name, The Stella Effect! They are doing wonderful, amazing things in the Trisomy community and were planning a massive birthday celebration for Lavender at the beach. (You can check out just how amazing Lavender and her family are over on Facebook at Loving Lavender) Like I said, this was her first vacation, first major road trip and she was turning 5! Such a major milestone and a day many families who’s little one born with Mosaic Trisomy 18 never see.
Being part of her birthday was just so dang special, the work, surprises and AMAZING plans The Stella Effect planned were out of this world. To say I’m so grateful I got to be part of this would be an understatement.