Sunflower Patch for Sept. 2018 | Maria's Field of Hope

One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to give back to the community. Sometimes we all get wrapped up with what's happening in our own lives that we forget there are bigger problems to solve. Being an Avon Lake resident and seeing this beautiful Sunflower Patch in the late summer reminds me just how fleeting life can be and also change in a blink of an eye. Life is so, so fragile. Also, every child also deserves the chance to live a long, happy life. 

The Prayers from Maria Sunflower Patch is originally from the Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation. It was built out of love and compassion for these children and their families and the dire need for research. The Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas; raising public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease. I will be photographing at the sunflower patch this September 2018. For every session booked, I will be donating 30% of each session towards this amazing foundation.

Unfortunately, building in the area is creeping in and the field will continue to be there again this year but it will be the last year at the Avon Lake location. The field will continue to be as special as it always has been. Nothing can change the spirit of a field that has a higher calling. They will plant and bloom again.

If you would be interested in booking a mini or full session to help support this great foundation - please feel free to contact me directly at: or 440-506-8547. 

Mini sessions will be $150 for a 30 min. session and full sessions are $350 for 1 hr.

Dates for the sessions will be: (*UPDATED | JUNE 19TH*)

Wednesday, September 5th | 6pm-7pm

Thursday, September 6th | 6pm-8pm

Saturday, September 8th | 6pm-6:30pm, 8pm-8:30pm

*I am also open to photographing sessions on other dates at the beginning of September if these dates don't work or you would like a special request*

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this amazing organization and all that it stands for! I hope to see some of you out here in September for the last sessions in Avon Lake.

Enjoy some of the highlights from last year's sessions. :)