I first met Sharday at an event she hosted in Occoquan. She had organized a children theme party that would ultimately benefit children in the hospital over the holidays. It was a "Princess Tea Party with Santa" .I was the photographer for the event and loved every moment as much as the little girls in attendance! I was in awe of the hard work Sharday and her team had put together to have an event that was so special. Very professional and well organized. This was close to her heart and I could tell 💕
See a glimpse of Sharday's passion for children events here
Her daughter,Moriah, had passed away just before her 5th birthday. She had spent so much time with her daughter at the hospital she knew first hand the emotional struggle that the child, parents and families endure with long hospital stays and wanted to give back, brighten their days.
Sharday contacted me recently to photograph her and her wonderful family. She has started a non profit organization to give back to these children and families of ill children . She also wrote a book for her children so they may know who their big sister was. Jo-jo and Faith are already in love with the book and know they are in it!
You can learn more of Moriah's story and her mother's mission in the following links:
Enjoy, this is such a cute family!