I have to admit that when I first met Ryan and Jennifer I almost wanted to give up, pack my camera and go back home. You see Ryan’s story is a story that I play in my head day in and day out. As you know I am a breast cancer survivor and even though it’s been 4 years now since I fought this beast the worry never leaves my head that one day it can come back. So the story that I play in my head day in and day out is what will happen to Isadora if cancer came back, who will raise her, who will help her with her wedding and all other thoughts that I try to block most of the time but they are still very present in my mind.
Ryan’s mom passed away a few years ago fighting cancer so seeing him and knowing his story brought tears to my eyes knowing that this could be the way my story would end too. But I am sure glad I did not give in to my emotions and we preceded with our session and even thought at times it was emotional for me.. this session just gave me the reassurance that despite whatever path I might have to walk in this life there are wonderful, caring, loving women like Jennifer (Ryan’s new mommy) that will take care of my daughter, love her like their own daughter that way she will be able to grow a strong and loving person.
Jennifer your love for Ryan shows through these pictures and I can’t tell you how glad that you came into my life. Thank you so much for your wonderful words of compassion and love when I needed them and women like you inspire me and make me no worry so much about the “what if”.. Hope you enjoy these pictures.. Big hugs to you and your wonderful family!!!!