Meet Kevin & the Family | Helping Hearts

After several emails and timing issues, we were finally able to meet!

I was introduced to everyone in the family, but when it came to Kevin I’m told “this is our heart baby”.  Kevin is now 10 years old and has suffered from Congenital Heart Disease which was further diagnosed as Aortic Stenosis.   He has gone through several surgeries, one of which last 8 hours taking a long time to recover from, but making him so much stronger today!  He is not out of the woods yet and will most likely undergo a few more surgeries – to celebrate each day, each birthday is an understatement for this family!

With that said, I don’t think there was one minute of our session that we even thought about how much this family has been through.  We laughed the entire time!  There was so much love for one another, love for life between them all – it was simply fantastic to be a part of for the afternoon.  I was told that in the 14 years they have been together, they have never had family photos done.  With four children and a single family income it just wasn’t an option.  I am so excited to have been able to give this gift!

I really am humbled to be in the presence of these families – families who have gone through or are going through so much – yet have the biggest smiles.

Here’s to Kevin and a healthy, long life ahead of him!

Sarah Silver LOVE!!!
I’ve known Amy most of my life, we met when we were just old enough for Sunday School. And even though we haven’t seen each other in years, I can just tell how great a mom she must be. She always had that nurturing spirit in her. And those smiles speak volumes!
Great shots, awesome portraits for this amazing family, and go Kevin!January 25, 2012 – 3:16 pm

Amy Jen, I saw these on my way to work today, and I started bawling like a baby. These are so beautiful!!!!! The write up you did brought me to tears. Your write up was so moving and touching.. I am speechless (which doesn’t happen often 🙂 )

You put us all at ease during the photoshoot, and were fantastic with our kids. Normally Lily and Kevin don’t speak much, as they are shy kids, but you really made them relax and feel comfortable. I was worried that having a cranky 2 year old at a photoshoot wasn’t going to produce a good amount of pictures, but you captured amazing ones of Harrison. Thank you so much again! I can’t express how important and exciting this was for our family!
AmyNovember 22, 2011 – 9:49 am