Gold Hope Session | Dylan

Giving Back to the Community

I have the privilege of being part of The Gold Hope Project. This organization is a group of photographers who offer their time and talent to families who have little ones battling pediatric cancer.

Giving back to the community has been on my mind since I started my business three years ago and I joined as soon as I learned about them. I wondered when I would get my first email. I was so excited when I finally got one in August. 

The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. TGHP is a group of volunteer photographers who gift families with children fighting pediatric cancer. It is a joy and privilege to part of this group.
The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. TGHP is a group of volunteer photographers who gift families with children fighting pediatric cancer. It is a joy and privilege to part of this group.

I met Dylan and his family a few weeks ago at the UC Davis Arboretum. His mom asked if his brothers should be included in the shoot. When I learned that they do everything together, the answer was obvious. 

Sometimes being a brother is better than being a superhero - Marc Brown. The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

Sometimes being a brother is better than being a superhero - Marc Brown. The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

I love the closeness that these brothers have. The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

I love the closeness that these brothers have. The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

Say no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. Being mischievous is okay though ;) The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

Say no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. Being mischievous is okay though ;) The Gold Hope Project photo session at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

The UC Davis Arboretum

The arboretum has 100 acres of gardens, plant collections, and trees on the UC Davis campus. There happens to be a nice big lawn near the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, and I thought this would be a great place to have a photo session with 3 active boys. Truth be told though, their father had as much fun directing them as they had running around!

Three boys running on an open green field at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

Three boys running on an open green field at the UC Davis Arboretum. 

Three young boys sitting on a tree branch with their arms on each other's shoulders

Three young boys sitting on a tree branch with their arms on each other's shoulders

Please read more about Dylan and other fighters on The Gold Hope Project's website

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