We try and have as much fun as possible at every photo-shoot. But sometimes, the kids just don't feel good. In the case of Ethan, he just didn't want to take pictures! Frankly I can't say that I blame him. He is fighting cancer for goodness sake. Because Ethan loves batman, we decided to bring in Batman to help out.
Needless to say, we had some fun and were able to capture some good shots. I was able to finish the final image prior to Ethan's passing. I am so glad that he was able to see himself as Bat-kid. I like to think it gave him courage and strength to face his last days.
Speaking of his last days, he has some pretty special moments prior to his passing. His family wanted to enjoy some holidays with him one last time. So the community gathered together and helped his family celebrate, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all within a week. It was a testament to the strength and impact a community can have when one of their own is struggling.
You can find out more about Ethan's story and journey here.