THE BRINSON FAMILY
I first met Mallory while shooting the Shing Wedding in November of 2017. She was Emmie's matron of honor. At the time, she was beautifully pregnant with twins and had the cutest growing baby bump! Just two shorts months after the wedding, Mallory made this post on her instagram:
"I have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). It is a rapid growing cancer that is only treated by chemotherapy. The way it was found was by having blood work done. A normal persons white blood cell count is 3-10 and mine came back 47. Early signs are fatigue, easily bruising, and nose bleeds and a few others. Being pregnant and already having fatigue as that side affect I would have never known that I had this.
Having the little bleeding and contractions on Friday night (December 29th) I think saved my life and was a blessing in disguise helping us catch this as early as possibly. They found out I had the leukemia by running blood work on me when I came to the hospital."
I have followed along with her journey as she welcomed gorgeous twin preemies into this world and bravely fights cancer! It was an honor to be able to document this time in both mom and dad's lives and well as the twins!
If you'd like to stay updated on Mallory and the twin's progress, you can follow along on her instagram here!