I did not get the honour meeting little Florence. Nor have I ever met her mother in person, but I follow Michaela's blog (and journey). Though I'm not a mother I connected instantly to Michaela's honesty, struggle, hope, and fight. This was due mostly in part to her incredibly talented writing and her penchant for being very, very real. Painfully real.
The world lost little Florence Marigold, aged 3, one month ago yesterday to a battle she'd fought since birth with SMA. If you want to read more about this story, I highly recommend Michaela's blog Michaela Evanow (which recently won Best Motherhood Blog in Vancouver for 2015).
A hashtag and a call to plant marigolds in remembrance has emerged. I'd like to write something, anything eloquent here to go with my contribution but there just are few words yet.
These are my nieces, holding marigold flowers. I love to photograph them but they rarely sit still. The older one, T, is turning 8 this week. I couldn't be more proud to be an aunt to both of them. The marigolds are now living in the girls' garden among snap peas, kale, and strawberries.
Both portraits taken on a sony a7r and the 24-70mm lens, at 70mm and f/4. #womenwednesday #portrait #portraitphotography #sony #sonya7r