There is nothing more special as a photographer then to come into the lives of a family and do something undeniably important, and working with this family on Christmas whose patriarch is ill was one of those moments that really shows why photography matters. Helping people to remember the time you spent with family young and old is a huge part of why I do what I do. Working with a family who is preparing to say goodbye was a challenge, but a beautiful one. My favourite photograph of Grandpa and Grandpa laughing together on the swing really sums up everything I believe about marriage, children, and family and why they are so valuable and should be cherished. Time is short. Love deeply. Remember the best of times. Laugh through the hard times. Live well. My heart is with this family in the challenge of the coming months.