New York City Photographer - Pediatric Prom - Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope is a wonderful organization who's mission is to "raise funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer". They organize photo shoots in children's hospitals and long term care facilities. The idea is simple: change the way kids with cancer see themselves. Provide them with portraits that help them to see  their beauty and grace and strength. Over the past five years I've been fortunate enough to volunteer my services at various FoH photo shoots, and I've met and been touched by many families in various stages of dealing with cancer. Last night, at Montifiore Hospital in the Bronx, I was on hand to capture candid shots at their annual Pediatraic Prom. Everything was donated: from the makeup and dresses to food and event staff. The event took place at the hospital so that the kids in residence could attend and it was truly a joyous evening for everyone involved.