When I got the following email, I was overwhelmed with emotion.
Thoughts like, how can she do that job? and then quickly... I'm so grateful that someone like Kim does this job. Such a huge heart, giant spirit and I hope that every single one of you reading this, never had and never needs to encounter beautiful Kim, doing her job so well. Really put things into perspective for me. Like, in a minute.
Our session was beautiful, graffiti everywhere, broken glass, trash... the works... but the light... ah the glorious light from the sun, and from the people. There is so much that goes into their images. Their light, their magic, their hearts and their love for each other. All highlighted in an hour of our lives. I am so lucky we have found each other. ***Amazing note... the appearance of their family Van "Paris" is extra special. This is the same van that they (over dinner one night years ago) decided to sell their house and drive to Chile in.***
These people are awesome.
I'm a Pediatric Palliative care nurse I work with dying children and their families, it's what I do and I love my job. I'm constantly inspired by strength, resilience, perseverance and overwhelming love of the individuals I work with. Sometimes I get caught up in trying to take away the pain, nausea, bleeding or managing of the lines but usually at some point I can't ignore the magnitude of the feelings around me I have to open myself up to them, they just can't be ignored.
I worry that one day I won't remember every single little soul I've said goodbye to and I wonder if their parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles feel the same. If I could give each family a gift I'd give them and hour with YOU and your profound ability to capture true love in your photos so they could stare at their pictures the way I have been at mine for as long as they need to forget the pain, sadness and all the rest of it and see they will always be surrounded with love.
These parents truly know the meaning of priceless and in return make me appreciate the undeniable value of your work. It's worth every penny and a hundred times more.
Sometimes people say "Life is too short to have regrets" and I think yes, yes it is too short but having regrets is just learning from our mistakes. I regret having waited so long before stepping in front of your camera with my family. We surely will not wait so long ever again.
Our photos are unreal, a treasure I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Endless thank yous!
(Thank you so much to Kimberlee for allowing me to post your email. It means so much to me to have you write such incredibly heartfelt words. I appreciate you. oxox)