Savannah Family Portraits | Tinsley Family

The Tinsleys recently found out that their 3 year old daughter Ava has stage 3 high-risk neuroblastoma, which is localized, but very aggressive. Over the next year she will endure 5 rounds of chemotherapy, during which she will be in the hospital for several days and then home recovering for a few weeks, surgery, at least two trips to Atlanta for stem cell collection and transplant, radiation, and then immunotherapy.

They asked me to photograph their family so they could document some special family moments together before the long road of treatments begin (she already had her first chemo treatment and it went well).  It meant a lot to me to be able to capture some happy memories for them. Older sister Ella and my son Henry have been classmates in daycare, Pre-K and now are in the same kindergarten class. Ella is a little firecracker and is very comfortable in front of the camera. She is so cute and calls me “Henry’s Mom”.  Ava was a little shy but warmed up quickly and I think we got some precious images. She is a strong little girl with a big heart and I know she will beat this!

If you would like to help the Tinsleys, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help with medical and travel expenses over the next year for Ava’s treatment and recovery.

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Are you looking for a family portrait photographer that covers Daufuskie Island, Historic Savannah or Tybee Island? Take a peek at more of my recent family sessions and if you like my style I would love to hear from you!