Friday, November 22, 2013

A Thousand Words

We have been the recipients of generosity untold over the past 18 months.  One of the greatest gifts we've been given - besides the almost 15 months we had with Quinn - was her lasting image.  While iPhones and Instagram work wonders, nothing takes the place of a professional photographer and we were lucky enough to be offered the time and talents of a veritable consortium of them, some individuals and a group gathered at the behest of one primo lady - Heather of Forever Fireflies.

Heather and I were on the periphery of multiple groups but had not actually met before last Fall, when she contacted me to offer a shoot of Quinn and the boys.  The day of the shoot, she broke the news that it was not just that shoot, and not just her photography business - it was a host of shoots set up for Quinn to document her life and capture her image for as long as she was with us.  Shira of Shira Z Photography. Jen of Lightful Photography.  Angela of Angela Marshall Photography.  Lori of AvaJack Photography.  Nicole of Nicole Renee Photography.

And one of my best friends from high school who does photography on the side (and painting, murals, drawing, cake design... oh yeah, and working and raising three kids - you know, a real lazy lady) did two shoots with Quinn - what actually wound up being her first post-diagnosis, and her last just a week and a half before we lost her.  Jen of A Mother's Touch Photography.

So, without further adieu, a deluge of Quinn photos (which is a mere sampling of what we were actually presented), and a looooooooong overdue public THANK YOU to each of these incredible ladies. There is nothing that I can say that will ever relay to you what you have done for us.   So I will have to leave it to a very trite thank you.

September 2012, A Mother's Touch Photography


October 2012, Forever Fireflies


November 2012, Angela Marshall Photography (Quinn's Blessing)


November 2012, Shira Z Photography


December 2012, Lightful Photography


January 2013, Angela Marshall Photography (Quinn's Benefit)

this is the trifecta... this photo was by Angela of Angela Marshall,
of a drawing by Jen from A Mother's Touch,
of a photo taken by Shira of Shira Z

February 2013, Forever Fireflies


May 2013, Nicole Renee Photography (Quinn's Birthday Party)


May 2013, Forever Fireflies

June 2013, AvaJack Photography


July 2013, A Mother's Touch Photography


20 comments:

  1. treasures indeed! praying for you always Eileen.

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  2. I could look at her pictures forever. Thanks for making us smile with your smiles. And those looks only Quinn could give!

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  3. Beautiful photos! Sending love lots of love and hugs your way.

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  4. How beautiful! Times captured to treasure forever. Love as always xoxoox-Jillian

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  5. Thank you for sharing these photos of
    Your beautiful family. Quinn will always remain the beautiful angel captured in the photos.

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  6. OMG! I have been waiting for this post! I have always wanted to see all of her professional photos:) This was the most priceless gift, what a beautiful group of women to give it to your family. I feel like this was a scrolling montage of the "many faces of Quinn" hehe:) She made me smile so big, her little Quinn attitude and beautiful little face just melted my heart-the thumbsucking ones are my favorite. sending you so much love ,Chelsea

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  7. She is so beautiful, your whole family is!! What a gift to have these amazing photos . I agree with Chelsea 100 percent ... The many faces of Quinn. Sending love to you all xoxo

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  8. Beautiful pictures of beautiful times. And yes, yes, yes - the many faces of Quinn. Such a gift and such a blessing to have these. Sending you all so much love! xoxoxo

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  9. It is wonderful to hear your "voice" and see these beautiful photos. I have been thinking of you so much lately and praying for your good health.

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  10. She is so beautiful…her eyes are so wise. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. I am thinking of you and your family.

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  11. What a great montage (spelling?) of Quinn! Each photography captured Quinn's personality as well as those special moments of all of you as a family. Love you guys!

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  12. What a beautiful treasure! This is very beautiful and you are blessed by Quinn.

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  13. Such beautiful photos and memories! I am so glad you have these as they are truly a treasure. Sending love to each of you as we head into this holiday season.

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  14. absolutely beautiful photos.

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  15. Simply - BEAUTIFUL!! There is no better gift than still framed memories that you can keep forever. I've been thinking about your family a lot lately and this brought joy to my heart knowing you have these precious pictures.

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  16. She is the most beautiful little girl and I'm so happy you have so many lovely photos of her capturing that cuteness. Praying and thinking of you!

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  17. Such a little beauty :) and a beautiful life as well..

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  18. Just thinking of your family this time of year! Hope you are all doing well and know that there are many out there thinking of you!

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