Within days of Leah’s diagnosis I knew that I wanted professional photos.
I wasn’t really expecting Leah to die but I knew that treatment would drastically alter her appearance.
Chemotherapy causes hair loss and high dose steroids cause hamster cheeks.
I explained to Leah that I wanted some photos of her as she was then, so that she could look at these when she was going through her treatment and use them to remind herself of what she normally looked like and would look like again.
As a family we never did professional photos so I didn’t want to go to some formal studio, I wanted Leah to feel like she was visiting a friend who happened to have a camera.
I knew just the person, she works from home, and she has a very cute baby – Alison Hill
When I talked to Leah about this she said that she didn’t want to go on her own, she wanted her boyfriend Nic to go with her.
So Alison took some photos of her and Nic together and some of each of them on their own.
This was good too as it meant that Leah had some beautiful photos of her and Nic together, to stick on her wall when she was in hospital.
Leah and Nic had a brilliant evening’s fun at Alison’s house while Nic’s Mum and I had a lovely walk in nearby Muff Glen.
I now have 32 absolutely gorgeous professional photos of Leah.
Last week Alison sent me a gift of a 6″x4″ copy of every photo from the photo-shoot which I have put in a little album.
She also sent me two CD ROMs of all the photos – one for me and one for Nic.
These photos are so beautiful and so precious to me now.