Before moving up to New Hampshire I was able to photograph my Aunt, Uncle and their family. I gifted them a session since I had the opportunity now that I live closer. My Uncle was recently diagnosed with early onset alzheimer's and I wanted to capture moments of him with his family.
My Aunt Alicia & Uncle Richard have not always had it easy. In 1994 they lost their son to meningitis. He had just had his 5th birthday. The emotions of my cousins death are still so raw, I can’t type this without tears. He was the sweetest little boy! I still remember christmas of 1993, his last christmas. One of my cousins hurt my feels and I was sitting in the living room crying. Mark came up to me and said “Don’t cry Wawa, I’ll never hurt your feelings” and gave me a big hug. He had such a kind soul. Marks passing was hard for everyone, most of all my Aunt, Uncle & my cousin Jessica
Seeing Aunt Alicia and Uncle Richard have grandchildren to enjoy has been heartwarming. I had felt that My Uncle Richard had a grandson to do some of the things he wished he could’ve done with his son. It just doesn’t look like that’ll happen now, not with the diagnosis that my Uncle has.