Bring It On by dorsethelen

Bring It On

My favourite photo of 2019

This is 'Bring It On'. I am an event photographer and one of the events I cover is the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival held in August on a farmyard near Corfe Castle. At this year's festival we had one very wet day but I still took photos even though I knew they wouldn't be used.

Everyone was under shelter, it was so wet and suddenly this father and son dashed out and did a circuit of the farmyard in the worst of the weather. I got this photo of them and through the powers of facebook, tracked them down afterwards.

It turns out that Max, the little boy, was born with a heart defect and wasn't expected to live. He is now 4 years old and has spent over half of his life in hospital..yet he is always smiling, loves life, lives it to the full and enjoys every moment. He has just started school but is waiting for a full heart transplant. The family nearly didn't go to the festival because of the weather but Max insisted. His dad says this photo really shows his 'bring it on' attitude and really captures his spirit! I have sent them a large, mounted copy of the photo.

I love using photography to help people capture special moments like this one!
Lovely happy shot
December 12th, 2019  
Just so perfect! FAV!
December 14th, 2019  
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