This is the Pirie Family from West Auckland. Their beautiful boy Pete is sick with a relapse of Leukemia. You know, life just ain’t fair. I felt an instant connection with him because he has Down Syndrome like my daughter Miah. We were able to sign a little to one another through the shoot to communicate. Pete kept signing “Pig”, at me all the time. I didn’t take it personally….. really I didn’t
So for this shoot we kept it super simple. At their house, wearing what they usually wear, doing what they usually do… which was bike riding at the new subdivision. Family time, and Family photos…. I cannot stress to you how important those things are to me! and to the Pirie family…..
(NB: Pete & dad usually wear helmets and we took them off for a couple of slow and safe runs to get some shots