I had the honor of attending the Celebration of Life for Beck Hollywood Matson a few weeks ago. It was a truly moving experience to witness the sense of family, community and love being shared at this memorial for a very young boy. His school friends, family friends, beach friends, friends from wherever he went in life were in attendance. This little boy had battled cancer for years with an ebullient energy and spread so much joy in his short time here.
I would always see his mom at T-Street with all four of her boys no matter the weather and knew I had to photograph this authentic, down to earth San Clemente family. I was sad to hear that after a wonderful family trip through Make A Wish Foundation, it was already too late to get the family together for a family portrait. Beck went to a more peaceful place on January 21, 2012. Rest his sweet little soul.
See more of the photos from the memorial here.