Layla {cure medulloblastoma}

When I visited Layla’s family, I was blown away by their faith through an unbelievable trial. I went to their home to create a family film for them in June of 2017. It is now October & things have gone drastically downhill for Layla, their sweet little girl. She is fighting medulloblastoma & the brain cancer is winning.

I wish I could convey to you the spunk & personality this amazing girl has. She is clearly so so so smart. She is so so so outgoing & verbal. She is amazing, really. It feels like talking to a little adult. I’m happy to have delivered the photos & family film below to them back in July. But I’m heartbroken that it has taken me a few months to blog their session & they are now in dire need of prayers for a miracle. You can follow up to date information about Layla’s status HERE.

The highlights of their family film are all of the “ordinary” things they love to do as a family. Bubbles, tickles, sidewalk chalk, & a deep, hard love through one of the darkest, hardest journeys that life can throw at anyone.

“The days go by with so many little things that don’t seem to matter. Until they’re no longer there & suddenly, they’re all that ever mattered.” – Brian Andreas

And here are a handful of photos from their Storytelling Session:

To help find a cure for this particular kind of cancer, please visit the LAYLA STRONG FOUNDATION

Layla is struggling & her prognosis has grown dire.  To stay up to date with her status, please click HERE.



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Hilary - October 23, 2017 - 8:54 am

Oh my, the emotions! You did such a great job capturing this family. I know they will cherish them forever. Layla is a beautiful, strong girl! Prayers for that family!

Elizabeth - October 23, 2017 - 11:13 am

Oh my heart. This session gave me chills. You captured her sweet strong spirit. Prayers for Layla for sure.

Emily - October 23, 2017 - 11:38 am

These are absolutely sweet and gorgeous pictures! Love them. So many special moments captured!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh - October 23, 2017 - 1:56 pm

Oh, what a precious family with an emotional story. Prayers lifted up!! You did a wonderful job capturing the love in their hearts.

Nina Larsen Reed - October 23, 2017 - 2:29 pm

Ohmygosh, I bet this Dallas family is going to cherish their film and photos forever! You did such a great job of capturing the beauty in their ordinary family life, and I think that’s so much more special than any posed pictures. Sending so much love to Layla and her family <3

Melissa - October 23, 2017 - 2:46 pm

What a story these images are saying! Such a strong family. You did an amazing job!

Flor - October 23, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Wow, this is a beautiful film, you did a fantastic job capturing their family relationship.

Laura - October 23, 2017 - 5:46 pm

I can not even imagine what it must be like having a child with cancer. Cancer Sucks! Layla, I hope you make a full and complete recovery with your family rallying around you.
Great photos I’m sure they treasure.

Emily Moore - October 23, 2017 - 6:32 pm

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful story! I know they are so glad to have these wonderful images of their family during this difficult time. You did a great job capturing these photos for them — you really captured the love they have for each other, and that is really special <3

Ali Rost - October 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The story of Layla and her family is heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. Admittedly, I’ve spent the past half hour reading through the updates on the family’s Facebook page. As I was looking through the incredible story you created with photos, I couldn’t help but wonder .. Is it hard not to get attached? To document something so personal, and not become a friend of theirs for life? I know I would want to. x

Sarah Holladay - October 24, 2017 - 1:05 am

What a precious family. I will be praying for them and little Layla! You did such a beautiful job of telling their story… I love the innocence, laughter and joy even during the battle. The kiddos voices during the video are so sweet. #laylastrong sweet, girl. Never loose your smile!

Alyssa - October 24, 2017 - 4:37 am

oh ny goodness, what an amazing gift you gave them through this video there are so many memories here that they will treasure. Layla is an amazing little girl!

Ali Horner - October 24, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Oh my goodness what a great session!

I Iove The one of dad throwing the little boy on the bed

Heather Scott - October 25, 2017 - 7:09 am

This seriously brought tears to my eyes. She is so beautiful and you did an amazing job capturing her soul! Praying for recovery and good news!

Hayley - October 25, 2017 - 12:42 pm

This truly brought tears to my eyes. What an incredible gift you have given this family. And what a strong little girl!

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