17 Mile Farm House, Parker Colorado
Sometimes you are given the opportunity to do more than just take a picture. Sometimes you are given the opportunity to capture a moment that truly will last forever. Sometimes people reach out to you to document real life as it is today because they know real life may be different tomorrow.
This moment was one of those that changed quickly for this beautiful family. A mutual friend reached out to me just days before Christmas, on behalf of Pastor Terry's family. Our friend wanted to gift Terry's family a photo session. They had just found out Terry's wife had an unfortunate medical diagnosis. Terry's family had made last minute plans so most of their family would be in town to celebrate Christmas with their grandmother, mother, wife and best friend.
On a beautiful day in December, just a few days after Christmas I spent an afternoon with Terry's family. We spent the day documenting moments with most of their kids and grandchildren. We were able to get some amazing shots of almost all of their family together. Most importantly Brenda was glowing with true happiness while we captured these memories to last a lifetime.
In March of 2018 miss Brenda was called on to her next duty. However, her family continues to recall that wonderful day where we captured Brenda in all her glowing beauty with her infectious smile.
These celebration of life sessions aren't easy, its a challenge for everyone to put on that happy face knowing that the endless questions are running through their mind. Not to mention the pain and sadness they are suppressing to make their smiles and happiness shine through. This family was so brave and strong to allow me in to document such a delicate time in their life. My heart goes out to them during this difficult time. May they find peace in the days ahead. ❤❤