Not Just Skin Deep – Portraits for Melanoma Awareness

Photographers and families, coming together in the fight against cancer.

“The fight begins with an initiative called Not Just Skin Deep. The goal is to raise $10,000 in one day for the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund. Over 20 photographers in Southwestern Ontario and British Columbia have volunteered their time and talent to support this initiative! On May 26th, we will come together to provide portraits for over 100 families, with 100% of the proceeds supporting the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund.”

WELL, WE DID IT! Kelly Gemmell reached her goal of $10,000 and the sessions were all amazing! Thank you so much to all who participated. We were lucky enough to have an amazing location with gorgeous weather. I had the pleasure of photographing four very different groups of people, from young families, to adult sisters with their mom and a married couple. Definitely kept me on my toes and also allowed me to be creative in varying ways throughout the afternoon.

It was an honour to be a part of such an amazing cause. If you haven’t seen the youtube video “Dear 16 year old me”, take the time to watch, it is an eye opener. My dad has skin cancer so I know that puts me at a higher risk. As a fair skinned young girl, I didn’t want to bother with sunscreen and I naively burned many times. It is my goal to make sure that my daughter is my 16 year old someone, that she takes the time to protect herself from the sun!

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