This family is very dear to my heart. I met Laura through playgroup about a year and a half ago. We had so much in common and I knew she would be a life long friend from early on. About 6 months or so after we met, Laura suffered two nearly fatal strokes. Her boys were just 5 months old and 3 at the time. Since then, Laura has displayed more strength and determination than anyone I have ever known. She is an incredible inspiration to me, and I was beyond honoured when she asked me to document her family. Laura knows all too well that time is precious. These moments are precious. She felt like they had missed a whole years worth of photos due to her ill health, and she didn't want to wait any longer to capture them. So that's what we did. I went over to their house in the afternoon, to meet their puppy Lucy and get some photo's of them playing at home. Then we headed to the park. The weather wasn't great, a huge storm had just passed through but we went anyway. We got some beautiful lifestyle shots in the field, and then headed over to the playground for the boys to have a play. Then we went back to their home, and I documented their bedtime routine.
Initially Laura just asked for the photos and a bit of video. But I shot a lot of footage, knowing that I wanted to put together a short little film of their family's story. So, here it is :) The beautiful story of the Ryan Family <3