Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing Julia Alton, who is the Executive Director of the Canadian Fabry Association and a Fabry patient herself. Prior to the session, I had never even heard of Fabry disease, but that soon changed once I had the chance to talk with Julia.
The purpose of the shoot was to capture some photos for an upcoming campaign aimed to bring awareness to Fabry Disease. There was also a write up on Maclean's Canada website. I included that link at the end of this article. Along with the article on Maclean's, there was also a write up on the CBC website. You can find that article here, which features some of the photos I took.
Even though it was cold the day of the shoot, Julia was a pleasure to photograph. We ended up using Centennial Park as the venue and it turned out to be an excellent choice. One of the requirements of the session was to also show off the Fabry slogan, which is 'Be Rare. Be You'. Since this photo shoot, Julia has continued to work hard to educate and spread the word about this very serious disease.
Maclean's Article here.