This hair. No fair.
Bah. Honestly probably forgot how to type. It’s been a whirlwind of a fall — I’ve gotten so behind on my blog. I have so many fun things to catch up on but first, I want to blog these two monkeys. Chris is one of my sister-in-law’s friends so I got to know him years ago while living in Coeur d’Alene. Chris is such a sweet, sweet guy. Actually, as I type I can’t even picture him not smiling. I’m trying really hard to….not there. Chris is very involved with Komen and breast cancer fundraising so we got to partner with him a bit when I lived there. He’s just good people. Fast forward a few years when I got to meet Jean. ADORE. I mean….A FREAKING DORE. We were at our good friend’s wedding in Seattle. I was pregnant, sick, sober, super fun. She came bee-bopping up to me and introduced herself. Kind of fell in love with her right there. Jean is so happy, full of energy and ssswweeeeter than…well…sugar. She let me know that when she got married I’d be shooting their wedding. I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure she contacted me about a year later…just days after her engagement. Jean’s enlisting me to help her with photography, invitation design and bling. I love being able to help in the whole process. I feel like such a creepster but I really want to just hug them both when I think about them. I’m so happy for the duo. Can’t wait for July 20th peeps!
Oh. AND Jean showed up to our session with an adorable basket of chocolate, wine, craft beer. WTH? Cheek pinching time. Love her.
This stunning, gorgeous madre is one of my friends and pledge sisters from college. Linsey’s always had that beaming, gorgeous smile. The kind of smile that makes you want to hide your teeth in embarrassment…but still can’t help smiling. Last year Linsey married the love of her life in Coeur d’Alene. Soon after Linsey and Scott found out they were expecting beautiful little Lena. Their dreams and joys were slashed when a few short weeks later Linsey was diagnosed with cancer. By the time Lins was diagnosed the mass was the size of a softball and growing quickly. Linsey and Scott had to make the decision to treat her cancer with chemo while keeping a close eye on little Lena. It breaks my heart every time I think about the decisions she had to make and the pain and treatment she had to endure while worrying about the growing little angel in her belly. Linsey’s mass was responding to the chemo but the doctors decided to take Lena a few weeks early. Unfortunately Lena’s health started to decline a few weeks after she was born. She was admitted again to the hospital where she spent another month getting better.Which she did.
A few weeks ago I was able to photograph a snuggle session between a now perfectly healthy Lena and her amazing, strong and always beautiful mom. Linsey still has a road ahead of her treating her cancer but I know she will kick this. She is such an inspiration to me. And Lena is the luckiest little beauty to have such a mom.
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