Tampa Family Portrait Night at the Children’s Cancer Center

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Tampa families at the Children’s Cancer Center during their sickle cell disease family support night.  This was truly such an honor to me, as many of the families had never had a family portrait created. Check out some of the beautiful families I was blessed to photograph:

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects nearly 100,000 people in the United States.  It is most common in Africans and African-Americans.  Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form into a crescent shape, like a sickle. The sickle-shaped red blood cells break apart easily, causing anemia. Sickle red blood cells live only 10-20 days instead of the normal 120 days. The damaged sickle red blood cells also clump together and stick to the walls of blood vessels, blocking blood flow. This can cause severe pain and permanent damage to the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, bones, and spleen.  About 2,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease each year in the United States.  To learn more about sickle cell disease or to support the Children’s Cancer Center, click here.

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2 thoughts on “Tampa Family Portrait Night at the Children’s Cancer Center

  1. Hi Andi-
    Yay, this is great! The pictures look beautiful, as I knew they would! The families are going to be so excited to have these pictures. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU again for doing this!

  2. Hi Andi,

    I am a volunteer at the center on Sickle Cell night and was at the center the night that you photographed the families. Everyone looked so beautiful. But I must say that what I saw in these pics moved me soooo much. I was literally in tears. I’ve come to know many of the families and have been blessed to speand time with many of the children. You have capture the love and the essence family here. Thanks for sharing.

    I have added your page to my FB favorites. I hope to have photos done by you someday.


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