Family Pictures - Tommy - Naperville

We recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Tommy and his family for a fun little photo session that we gifted them as part of our Lady Bug Project where we offer a free portrait session to a child with a life threatening illness in the hopes of helping them have a little fun and be a little crazy while capturing those beautiful smiles. 

A big thanks to the assistance of St. Baldrick's Foundation for hooking us up with this cool kid... his entire family was pretty fun too :)  It was great watching Tommy and his older brother Joey hangin' out. You could really see the love between these two.

Naperville Family Pictures Photographer

Tommy's entrance into the world on Christmas Day 2011 was the first of many miracles we, his parents, would soon witness in Tommy's life. At just 4 days old Tommy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Tommy then spent the next 3 months of his life at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital where his days were filled with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, ventilators, towers of IV medications, tests, procedures, and MIRACLES. From day one, Tommy's strength and fighting spirit shone through every challenge that confronted him.
family photos naperville Aurora Plainfield

Naperville Photographers Family Pictures Wheaton Batavia Geneva
As a result of his treatments and lengthy hospital stay, Tommy has been diagnosed with moderate bi-lateral hearing loss and has had to overcome many developmental delays. Today, Tommy continues to work enthusiastically with his many therapists (speech-language, occupational, and physical) to overcome these obstacles. He currently attends Child's Voice School for children with hearing loss.
Family Photos Aurora Naperville Plainfield
Family Pictures Wheaton Naperville

Tommy is a brave, loving, energetic, determined little boy with a huge smile that will melt your heart. He loves singing, dancing, running, swimming, and playing with his big brother Joey. Fittingly, his newest passion is playing SuperHero - but some day he will learn that he has been a SuperHero all along. 
Family Photos Wheaton Batavia

Family Photographer Naperville Aurora Wheaton

Family photos Geneva Naperville Aurora

Do you know of a family or child who would benefit from a Lady Bug sessionLet us know! And please feel free to share this awesome project and spread the word!


Post a Comment

YO! Thank you so much for stopping by! We'd love to hear from you... feel free to leave your thoughts!

It'd be my honor if you'd join me on Facebook for more awesomeness! Thanks again and keep in touch!



Chicago Joliet Naperville Senior Portrait Wedding Newborn Photographer Follow Me on Pinterest Chicago Joliet Rockford Wedding Commercial Newborn Photographer

Joliet Naperville Senior Portrait Wedding Family Photographers

All Images © John Parli Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield Area Senior Pictures, Wedding Photography, Family Photos and Newborn Portraits Photographer