Over the years I’ve been in photography, I have had multiple clients approach me who either have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with cancer. Many want to get portraits taken to help remember their loved one and want to make sure they capture gorgeous memories. I’ve also had mums contact me wanting to get photographs taken with their children in case they did not survive, giving their young kids something to remember them by. I’ve learned a few things that I am going to tell you about, through doing photography for cancer patients.
Portraits Can be a Great Way to Remember Your Loved Ones
Cancer is a harsh disease that can quickly take people we love away. When you get photography for cancer patients, you are able to capture memories and have the person’s memory live on long after they are gone or they can be used as celebration when the person beats the disease. One of the greatest things I’ve experienced is photographing individuals who want to have pictures so their loved ones can have great memories, yet they are now still alive. It is a wonderful feeling to photograph them with their family years later, showing how healthy they are now. However, this doesn’t always happen, which makes photography for cancer patients something families should consider to help keep the person’s memory alive.
If You Are Losing Hair, You Can Use Scarves or Wigs
Many cancer patients have a hard time feeling pretty in photographs because of chemotherapy, battling the disease, being tired, and losing their hair. I’ve photographed several who’ve lost their hair through cancer treatments, but they used gorgeous headscarves and wigs that made the photograph session absolutely stunning. In fact, they all mentioned how gorgeous they felt during the session, saying it is a rare occurrence. Photography for cancer patients can be a great way to boost spirits for your loved one as well as your whole family and their friends.
Photography for Cancer Patients Can Incorporate the Entire Family
I’ve also photographed children with cancer, which can be absolutely heartbreaking for all involved. When a child has cancer, more often than not, their whole family will be in the area. This creates a great opportunity to capture gorgeous memories with the child while the family is around him or her. I once took a young, 17-year-old client and her family to a garden to get gorgeous images that they all still cherish to this day. No matter the child’s age, dealing with cancer can be overwhelming for all involved, but family photographs can be a great way to break up the monotony of battling the disease with something fun for all. Photography can get everyone laughing, having a grand time for a small amount of time, which is always cherished by families.
If you or a loved one has cancer, you can contact me about photography for cancer patients. I aim to make the process a fun one, helping everyone feel relaxed and beautiful, no matter what. This will be a great way to capture memories that can last on for generations, bringing smiles to everyone’s faces. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call and we can chat about the session and what you would like to see!
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