Family Portraits When You Need Them Most | Las Vegas Family Photographer

One Saturday morning, I received an email. The kind of email that makes you sad and angry and want to vomit all at the same time. A friend had cancer. Of course, I immediately thought “They need a family portrait.” A few hours later, when a call rang through on my phone and I saw it was Jeni, I knew she was thinking the same thing. She said “It’s been four years since our last family portrait!”  We won’t hold that against her since I know there are people out there who have done worse 😉  Jeni & Keith are some of the finest people I know. And their children are some of the most well-behaved I’ve ever seen! While they reassured me they are just regular parents raising regular kids, I’m pretty sure they are doing something right.


At this point in the session, I had asked them to tell each other about their favorite family vacation. Big Brother was telling Little Sister about the time they went to the beach and found a dead dolphin on the beach. Such shock & disgust! Lol!

Since this session, Keith is now receiving his second immunotherapy treatment.  Preliminary results are positive and that is good news!!!  Whatever the outcome of this experience, we know that families can be forever. These bonds are stronger than anything the world throws at this wonderful family.  While this is definitely a very big trial, it is also an opportunity for some introspection for the rest of us.  May we all strive to do better, be better and love and serve those around us.
While I am not yet a part of this program , there is The FILM Project which provides portrait sessions for families affected by cancer.  If you or someone you know is in need of theses services, please DON’T WAIT!! Take advantage of the opportunity the FILM Project is providing you.

9 Responses to Family Portraits When You Need Them Most | Las Vegas Family Photographer

  1. Becky March 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Wonderful pictures of a wonderful family!!! Thanks for sharing with us Jessica.

  2. Colleen Petty March 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Dear Jessica, My husband and I have known Keith since a baby. His dad Mike worked many, many years with my husband Steve. Susans father taught me as a teenager, so we have known the Campbell family from the beginning. You are correct, they are a wonderful family. All of them. Your pictures are wonderful. I feel that they show the love this family has for one another. No matter the outcome of this trial, they will still have their love for each other. We pray for them every night. May God give them understanding, strength, and peace. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Vicki Shea March 3, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I have known Jeni since she was born…she has always been a happy, fun,loving, giving, beautiful person whose laugh and smile are contagious!! She loves being a mom and wife….Jeni and Keith will weather the storm because of love for each other, their children and faith in the gospel and the power of prayer…love you!!!

  4. amber March 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Thanks Jessica!!!!!

  5. Amy Arnaz March 4, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Beyond words! Thank you Jessica.

  6. Bonnie Bradley Haycock March 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of such a beautiful family. I cried as I looked at them. Keith was a dear friend of mine during our high school years. He and his brothers supported me and my friend Heather in putting together a youth choir for our Young Women’s final project. I have many good memories of singing with the “Campbell brothers.” They were always so kind to me. May God continue to watch over them and bless them with what they need as a family. My life has been blessed by knowing Keith Campbell! Thanks for your example Keith! You will be in my prayers….

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