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Weissman Family

This post is looooong overdue. For those who follow my blog, you will know exactly who this family is since they’ve been in the spotlight this past year for many reasons.

In a nutshell:
a) This is one of my all-time favorite families who has touched my heart and makes me smile.
b) They have been to hell and back this past year with their son Jared being diagnosed with cancer and eventually kicking cancer in the ass (you might remember “the remission dance” in the City of Hope fountain).
c) Alyson is an amazing writer who documented her journey as a mom with a child battling cancer on their Caring Bridge site (click here if you want to read..and laugh…and cry).

As of this month, Jared has grown into quite the strong, healthy cancer-free man who is giving back to the cancer community.  He’s changed so much since a year ago when I first photographed them. Now don’t let the pictures fool you, the men in this family approach photo day with as much enthusiasm as having the flu. Extracting smiles requires so much harassment I’m amazed they invite me back.

And my favorite of the day.  I was trying soooo hard to get Stella in the family portrait but she kept running at me.  Apparently I drive this little dog crazy.