Cancer is a treacherous disease that can bring quite the amount of sadness to all families. No one knows exactly what to do, once he or she receives a diagnosis, especially if it is terminal. In the midst of chemotherapy and other treatments, cancer patients might not feel like doing much and may not want photographs because they do not feel attractive. I am going to look at a few stories of some clients and how I got some gorgeous photographs of cancer patients for their families to have and enjoy.
Scarves Can Help When Photographing a Cancer Patient
I have photographed a few different people with cancer, most of who have used some gorgeous scarves when getting their portraits taken. I had one client who wanted to get her portrait done because her daughter was so young and might not remember her if she passed. This client came to the session with a gorgeous scarf wrapped around her little growth of hair, and I was able to get some absolutely stunning photographs. She not only looked gorgeous, but she felt it as well.
Another client I photographed wanted to get some photographs with her family – three generations of children! She had a stunning scarf that also doubled as a wig, which was incredible. This scarf had fringe, making it look as if she had wrapped a scarf around her hair. She was able to put on some stunning professional makeup and get wonderful photographs with her daughter, as well as some great individual shots.
Photographs Provide a Wonderful Distraction
While many do not feel up to getting their portraits taken, many do enjoy photographs because they provide a wonderful distraction. The patient’s family is always with them, which makes this a great opportunity to get portraits of everyone together. One patient whom I photographed was a 17-year-old girl. She was able to get all dressed up with professional looking makeup and just look and feel pretty. It was a great distraction for her and her family because they were all having fun getting ready for the session. It was also a great way to get beautiful family portraits with everyone together. There was a lot of laughter and fun being had during the session.
Get Gorgeous Photographs Of Cancer Patients For Lasting Memories
The good news for the stories above is that the individuals mentioned survived, yet sometimes, and all too often, people do pass away from cancer. I, myself, have had a few wonderful friends who have passed away. Getting photographs of cancer patients gives friends and families the ability to have portraits of their loved ones if they pass away and also gives them all one last happy memory of spending time together, laughing, and not thinking about the disease.
If you have cancer or one of your family members does, please contact me, and we can discuss setting up a great portrait session. Getting photographs of cancer patients is a perfect way to provide a distraction, while also making sure to keep their memory alive.
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