voluntas project

the gaumnitz family // morgan hill, ca

this past january, charlotte (3) was diagnosed with cancer. and despite the challenges that this family now faces, they allowed me to come document their new "normal." a season of life where hospital visits are often, treasure boxes are filled with band aids and bandages instead of hair bands, days without vomit are celebrated, stuffed animals have become patients who are comforted while they get "tubies" and bandages, and playing outdoors is limited so finding creative ways to be entertained inside has become the new routine.  

i was moved by this family's beauty. despite the fact that they now have to deal with the reality and horror of cancer, there was still so much love and joy overflowing from their home. 

i am grateful for their openness and honesty and for allowing me to document such a vulnerable and sacred season of their life.