Meet Blake R- Maple Valley, Washington

Blake the Superhero

Blake is a happy 6 year old who is obsessed with sharks, superheroes and Star Wars. Upon first meeting him, you would never guess that he has a terminal rare disease. But on a closer look you would see that he has bruises all over his arms and legs, he gets tired quickly and is smaller than the rest of the kids his age. Just before age 2, Blake was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia, FA. Fanconi anemia is primarily a blood disease that may lead to bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia), leukemia, and/or solid tumors. FA can affect all systems of the body. FA patients are extremely likely to develop a variety of cancers and at a much earlier age than patients in the general population. Earlier this year, Blake was inpatient at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 40+ days for a bone marrow transplant. He endured 7 days of chemo and received new cells from an anonymous donor. This process wasn’t easy and Blake is still recovering, he will be in isolation until next year while his new immune system grows and strengthens. Through this whole process Blake has been so brave. He is a true superhero.

 

Seattle Children’s Photography

Carousal Horse at Clark Lake

 

Sometimes you have to put a little fun into your photo sessions with Ruth and Kate Portaits.  We’ll do what it takes to make our customers feel comfortable and smile.  Really… it is just our personaility. Portrait sessions should be fun and relaxed and with children you need to be able to relate to them.  We love to use this horse in our photography sessions.

Seattle Children Photography

Portraits in the Park/Clark Lake-Kent, Washington

 

Poor Sydney!!!  I accidently poked her in the eye while posing them…  She was so good about it!  At least is wasn’t my ring.  My kids call it the ring of death but it is sharp and pointy.  Thanks Sydney for being such a good sport about it.