Regular readers of our newsletter will know that we have been asking you to nominate a friend or family member that you think deserves to win a very special Mango Studio’s photo shoot. We want to thank everyone who sent a nomination in. They were all such touching stories and it was impossible to choose, so the winner was drawn from a hat.
We are running the competition again now and will pick a new winner in 3 months time. So if you have someone you think deserves the following prize please email your nominations to [email protected]
We are delighted to introduce you to our well deserving winners Jennie and Drew.
Jennie’s friend sent us this very moving email back in November.
I want to nominate my friend Jennie. She’s a single mum to her son Drew aged 3.
A year ago Drew was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma which is cancer of the eye. He had to have immediate surgery and have one eye removed. He has had chemotherapy and cryotherapy on the cancer in the other eye but it still has a cancerous tumour in it and a floating tumour. He has to have exploratory surgery on his eye every 3 weeks. Jennie is very positive about the situation and I don’t know how she does it. I would love for them to have special pictures for both of them to view.
I hope this story touches you, I know it breaks my heart and I wish there was more I could do.
I would love for them to win something like this because I can’t think of anyone in my life who deserves it more.
Jennie and Drew came into the studio last week for their photo shoot. Drew was so well behaved and has a great cheeky smile. It was truly lovely to meet them and we hope they love these special moments we captured of them together. We are honoured to be able to give such precious memories to someone so deserving.
Drew had lots of energy which was great as it gives lovely movement to the pictures and captures his true bubbly nature.
We were also thrilled that Drew’s Grandparents came along and it was so lovely to have 3 generations of one family in front of the camera. We know this will be a treasured family photo forever. Beautiful, genuine smiles obviously run in the family.
Pirate Pete had a lovely smile for the camera too! Letting little ones bring their favourite toys into the studio is a great way to help them relax and lets us capture lovely natural expressions. You can tell they are best buddies can’t you!
We want to thank Jennie and Drew for letting us be part of their emotional story and we hope to see them both again really soon. We know that Drew’s story will have touched lots of our readers and some people have been asking how they can make a donation to help towards Drew’s treatment. Drew’s Just Giving Page is currently being set up so if you would like to make a donation please email us at: [email protected] and we will forward the details on to you once we have them.
We are running the competition again now and will pick a new winner in 3 months time. So if you have someone you think deserves the following prize please email your nominations to [email protected]:
A one hour photo shoot in our beautiful studio in Cobham
A viewing session to see all of the photos taken
A USB with 10 digital images of your choice from the photo shoot
A 12″ x 12″ wall portrait
The photos of the shoot and the original story will then be published in the following months Newsletter.