Life after breast cancer
In the beginning of January I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve had a bi-lateral mastectomy and am in the final stages of recovery. The last few months have been life altering, complete with a whirlwind of education, reflection and appreciation for life. A routine physical and mammogram - saved my life. (So, people go get a mammogram!!)
After such a diagnosis one can't help but wonder what life lessons are to result from this experience. Am I on the right path? I am doing what I was destined to do? I've always known photography was what I was ultimately meant to do. This career is my second chapter. (My first was working as one of the few women in banking technology in NYC.)
I have always enjoyed pouring through old photographs of people and places. Trying to piece together a story from whatever tidbits we have. We all don't think we have much significance in this world. But each and every one of us does. We all have a story - or two or three... They make up who we are and affect the generations that follow us.
The reality is that - life can be short.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a client say "I need to lose some weight first" or "I need to wait for the perfect [insert whatever,]" I'd be very very rich.
I guarantee you, in 10 years you'll look back and say "DAMN I looked good then!"
To this day, my favorite work has been capturing the relationships between people. Some are family, life partners, caregivers and friends. EVERYONE has a story to share. So it's only fitting that I get back on track and continue what I've always known I was meant to photograph. PEOPLE. And their STORIES.
We are on this earth to share our lives with one another. The happy occasions, the seemingly unfair hiccups in the road and most of all - the love for one another. Every milestone is worth remembering because it's the sum of them that make you who are.
So I ask you, the next time you say, I'm not ready to have my photo taken because of this, that or the other.... what if you weren't given more time to make that decision.
There's no time like the present.
With gratitude and excitement I am pleased to announce that my studio is re-opening May 1st with limited sessions available. I am re-charged and so ready to get back to doing what I absolutely love.
Please set up a complimentary consultation so we can capture your memories for you and for the many the generations to come.