the pletsch family. littleton, colorado

it’s so interesting to go through stages of life with friends, especially watching them go from a couple to a family. i love watching mike and emily dote on their kids, and especially when they make annabelle and benjamin laugh. kids’ laughter is just the best!

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let’s get winny. littleton, co family photographer

please read this excerpt from my friend adria. she and her husband, justin, are hoping to raise funds for a service dog for their daughter, signe:

There is a precious little 7 year old that I would like to tell you about, she is my daughter Signe.  Signe has several, chronic medical diagnoses.  Among the conditions Signe has are uncontrolled seizures and this spring of 2013, we received the news that she also has Cerebellar Ataxia.  The exact cause is yet to be determined, but most likely it is due to a genetic mutation.  Cerebellar ataxia is a disease of the brain that affects movement, balance, cognition, the functioning of the central nervous system.  There is no known cure for Cerebellar Ataxia and it is progressive and degenerative.

Between the seizures and Signe’s ataxia episodes, Signe is often fatiqued and in muscular pain.  She already needs to use a wheelchair for going distances.  This is where your help and support comes in, we need to raise money to pay for a dog that has begun her training to become a seizure and mobility dog.

ellie {left} and signe {right}

This little pup is named Winny.  Some of the skills Winny will be trained to do are retrieve emergency medications, find help, stabilize Signe while walking, assist Signe to get up when she falls, water rescue, push a 911 button and the list goes on.  God willing, Winny may also be able to detect seizures/episodes before they even occur.

Winny will not only be a constant companion whereever Signe goes, Winny will be ‘medical equipment’ that could help protect Signe from very serious injuries.  To become a certified service dog involves A LOT of training and thousands of dollars.  Would you be willing to join me in raising funds to accomplish this goal?  Any amount helps.


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the edwards family. littleton colorado family photographer

stephen and stacey are two of our dearest friends, and one of the closest things to heaven on earth would be if they told us they were moving to colorado! until then, we’ll have to settle for short visits, but we fully enjoyed every day that they were here with us this summer. we managed to fit this impromptu family session in right before a rainstorm hit, so i’m thrilled that we got so many beautiful photos in our short 20 minutes.

sadie is quite a dancer and just a bit dramatic… ha!

 stephen and stacey, we’re ready for you to come out again sometime soon! how about next week?

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the pletsch family. stapleton, colorado family photographer

mike and emily, we’re over the moon excited for you! love to you all!

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