Late last week I met up with the K Family for a pretty amazing outdoor session. Beautiful family + beautiful fall colors = beautiful photos. Enjoy your sneak peek!!
I’m a huge fan and proponent of getting photos with your children. HUGE.
Several points to drive that home. One of my favorite people in the world, a client of mine from last year, told me that this video I posted of my fellow photographer and friend, Jen last year, reminded her the importance of having photos taken. I took that comment to heart. Unfortunately Jen passed away this past week from ovarian cancer, you may have read mention of it on my Facebook wall or maybe even on this blog last year. I was friendly with Jen but not super close but as a fellow mom, as a human, as a photographer I watched her struggle with cancer and fight for her life as the life around her continued to live while she struggled with her own problems and relationships as she grappled with “Herm” (the not-so-loving term given to her ovarian tumor growth). Jen is gone now but I hope her legacy continues, I hope her memory inspires other moms to take images with their children, make beautiful memories and inspires all of us to remember that each day is truly a gift. Each day is marked by difficulty and inner (and outer) struggles but we should never forget the meaning of love nor kindness.
I’m going to once again share Jen’s video made at the time of her diagnosis. I hope her family remembers her as she was in the midst of living (and not with the struggles of the past year). Most of us need to be reminded that our legacy isn’t in things we leave behind but of the relationships, the honesty, the love and the life that we all lead while we LIVE. Rest in peace Jen. I think you succeeded in making some difference in this world.
We Won’t Be Defeated from Benjamin Edwards on Vimeo.