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Fresno Family Photographer: The Ronquillo Family

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Way back in November, I did a family nomination giveaway on Giving Tuesday after Black Friday. I wanted friends and family to nominate families who have had a rough year for whatever reason. It was so hard reading all the struggles the nominated families have been through. Cindy and her family were nominated and won the giveaway. I got to capture their sweet family in January and had so much fun hanging out with them and getting to know them. Ezekiel was born with Biliary Atresia and received a liver transplant when he was just a little baby. He’s one now and things are better and more stable, but there is no cure right now. Currently he needs regular monitoring to make sure his levels don’t go out of whack. All of this means that mom and dad have been spending lots of time driving back and forth to the hospital and just being in the hospital with Ezekiel. That puts such a strain on any family, and I wanted to give them something happy to celebrate how far they’ve come and to remember the joy in their family right now. You can follow along with Ezekiel’s progress here on his facebook page!

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This family was so sweet with each other, and everyone adores that little baby! I’ve had some families with a mix of big kids and tiny kids and it’s so nice to see how helpful the bigs can be with their siblings. Makes me think that maybe I should have spaced mine out more! We had fun hanging out, throwing rocks into the water, and snuggling. I love making families snuggle! Ezekiel had just started walking and basically just wanted to be down and walking around. Sounds like my littlest guy!

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I’m so glad I got to meet this family and give them a little something to remember all the happiness and fun in their family.

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  1. aneta says:

    Beautiful family session and I love the colors parents chose !

  2. Liz says:

    I know I always say this, but the snuggly photos are my favorite and these ones are just darling!!! You really captured the love and connection in this family session!

  3. Lindsay says:

    What an adorable family. I love the connection you captured with these images. In my opinion, that’s what makes a good family session, great. You really are so talented.

  4. Christie says:

    Such a gorgeous family!!

  5. Joy says:

    You did an amazing job keeping this so creative yet so honest at the same time! Great work as always!!

  6. Baotran says:

    Great session! I love how you were able to work with all the age groups in this family. So fun!

  7. Courtney says:

    Looks like a great session! You did a fabulous job of capturing all their personalities.

  8. Laura says:

    What a lovely family. They are going to treasure these pictures forever.

  9. Kandi says:

    What a beautiful session you captured for this family! They are truly blessed to have won your session! You captured so much love!

  10. What a beautiful family. I love how their shades of red pop against the green. You have captured some wonderful moments!

  11. melissa says:

    so many favorites – I love the clothing colors and location.

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