There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~ WASHINGTON IRVING
Mrs. G came to us from Colorado for a Studio session. She had wanted boudoir images for her husband as a gift. When she arrived for her session we got to talking about her life and her desires for her shoot with us, and found that there was really another reason for her doing these photos….a reason more important than any of us could have fathomed.
Mrs. G had gone in for her annual exam with her trusted Dr., when he found a lump. Thankfully this lump proved not to be cancerous but he wanted to run some tests, in which he found she had the cancer gene. His recommendation? A hysterectomy and a double mastectomy. I can’t imagine anything more trying than this for a woman.
Well, we wanted to give her something to commemorate her body as it is now. Something she can look back on forever and see the beauty radiating from within. That beauty, that spark will carry her through, no matter what choice she decides to make. And I hope that her photographs will remind her of that.
There were definitely tears when we shot these ribbon images below. Mostly from me! I couldn’t help it. When I looked at Mrs. G and saw how strong and positive she was being, I knew that there had to be so much more going on inside of her, so many emotions and fears. And I loved her to pieces for her strength and dignity.
Mrs. G had mentioned that she had been married in the desert to her incredibly loving and supportive husband, so we knew we needed to get her out of the studio for some shots in the wide open. She even brought the chemise she wore on her honeymoon! Too perfect!
And these speak to the warrior in her soul. Liberating and fun!
Mrs. G, words cannot express how happy we were to get to work with you! You changed each and every one of us with your amazing spirit! We love you!
In her own words:
“I can’t even begin to thank you for the amazing experience you, Kat, Rachel and Whitney gave me. The photos were beyond amazing and my husband absolutely loved them. He told me that those pictures are how he always sees me, which blew me away. Please let the rest of the girls know how much I loved the photos and the whole experience. I have a major decision to make about my health and this experience has proven to me that I am a beautiful, strong woman even if all my girl parts aren’t inside me anymore! Thank you for that reality check.”
Hair and Makeup: Hera Beauty
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