She lost her son, Lake Bozman, to leukemia just a few weeks shy of his ninth birthday but Anna Bozman Thompson was determined to include him in the family portrait on her wedding day months later.
“Somehow I have managed to continue going but there have been many days that I did not think I could. I have honestly been making it minute to minute as grief is a huge roller coaster,” Anna revealed. “Although I felt his presence that day and I was actually happy, it was almost unbearable to take family pictures without him. I needed this picture more than [the photographer] or anyone could ever know. THIS is my family.”
So, Anna decided to have Lake included in the family portrait as a special tribute. Her friend, photographer Brandy Angel, was glad to work on the project as she knows this means a lot to Anna.
The haunting photo will forever remind Anna that Lake might already be dead but he continues to be her little angel, the little boy she loved so much…