Passing of Amelia

Back in March I posted photographs of Amelia’s Holy Communion because it was feared that she wouldn’t make it to when the rest of the year at Corpus Christie School had theirs.

The evening of Thursday June 24th 2010, Amelia lost her battle with Neuroblastoma. She went peacefully in her sleep after over a year of battling. Amelia’s family asked me to photograph the funeral, her Rainbow Celebration. A difficult thing for me to attempt, never been asked to cover one before I wasn’t sure of what to capture, but I did my best.

It was an emotional roller coaster of a day. I think switching into pro mode saved my emotions on the day, but hit me after when I had time to reflect.

A few photographs from the day.

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

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In the shot above you can see my 2nd shooter Rachel who was able to capture everything from the Balcony at the back of the church.

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

 

Amelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events PhotographerAmelia, Rainbow Celebration - Neuroblastoma claims another. Photography by Robert Whetton Events Photographer

If you have read this, please spare a moment to visit the Charity Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund, that Amelia’s parents set up and make a donation to help other children with Cancer.

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