Cade Martin, the award-winning photographer behind Capitol Communicator’s Up Close and Personal profilesshared  a project he worked on with Rachel Phillips, Creative Director at Children’s Hospital Foundation – Children’s National DC, and Bill Cutter, Creative Director at SmithGifford.

The project features Rowan, above, who was diagnosed with celiac disease at Children’s National Hospital at age 4. According to Cade Martin, “with the diagnosis came the overwhelming entry into dietary restrictions and change, along with the fear of doing harm and causing long-term damage. Rowan and her mom, Amy, found care, compassion and camaraderie in their specific nutrition journey in the Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Program and their multi–disciplinary celiac clinic.

“I’ve been collaborating with Children’s National Hospital DC for a number of years now and I’ve consistently witnessed the relationship between the hospital and families, gaining a deeper understanding of the labor of love that drives both families and the amazing staff at Children’s.”

Cade Martin is a Capitol Communicator sponsor.

About The Author

The only child of a university art professor and freethinker mother, Cade Martin grew up surrounded by shapes and images. His love of art grew out of summer vacations filled with trips to galleries, museums and art studios. At home he often found himself around the dinner table with an eclectic cast of characters – sculptors, writers and painters. They paraded through his childhood, shaping his art foundation and forming his appreciation for the candid beauty found in people from all walks of life. Cade’s been chasing characters ever since. He seeks out their stories-told through the architecture of their faces or the costumes they wear-whether he’s on a commercial production or setting up an Avedon-like photo booth at Comic Con. They are the heroes in his pictures. His thirst for capturing adventures took its hold while shooting stills on movie sets and then as a photographer for National Geographic covering the railways of India. And it is that sense of adventure that Cade brings to his productions elevating the ordinary to the extraordinary with a cinematic touch. It’s not just a picture. He’s committed to the experience, building beautiful environments and, sometimes for his portraits, simply building trust. A talented storyteller, Cade splits his time between the East and West Coasts creating images for editorial, advertising, fashion, and lifestyle clients

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