Featured in this portrait is Lucas. It is Lucas’ first day at the park with his mother Erin. Lucas is playful engaging and full of life. He runs around, hops through the playground and climbs up for the slide repetitively enjoying the ride each time.I choose to capture him and his mother because they seem at home and approachable. As it turns out I am able to capture an important event—the first day in a new park and new neighbourhood for the family. Erin is also expecting her second child a baby brother or sister for Lucas. Erin and her husband opt out of knowing the sex of the baby “it’s one of life’s genuine surprises” she says and they do not wish to ruin it. Erin and her husband recently purchased a home near the McGregor Park Community Centre.

Photo by Rebecca Akrasi-Sarpong

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