One of my favorite things about being a documentary photographer is being able to see how different families act and witnessing those family dynamics. In the hotel room while Adrianna was getting her wig adjusted, I certainly saw how much Trisha and Derrick love their little girl. Every time I looked at Derrick, he had a smile across his face as he looking lovingly at his little girl. Trisha diligently paid attention to every detail of how to put on the wig, what products to use, and how to take care of the new hair. She seemed to have the same 'mom worries' but on a different scale: 'does this wig match what her hair used to look like?' 'what WOULD her hair have looked like now?'...all things that a mom would think about when trying to provide the best for their child. Of course Adrianna was a typical 4 year old- sweet, funny, fidgety, and seemed to care more about her reward of Chick-fil-A than the new hair.
The wigs were from a company in LA, called Farrell Hair Replacement, and the lady who helped Adrianna was the sweetest and most patient lady. She was amazing! Here are some photos of the big day!