I am the youngest of 4. The one with the funky white hair clip very circa 1990. Among the members of my family are my two amazing sisters whom without them I would not be the person that I am today (they are the ones circled in green). To say that I think the world of them would be an understatement. It’s taken me a while to compose this blog entry because I wanted to come up with something so profound that it would touch everyone that reads it, however, I’ve come to the determination that there really are no words to describe them and everything that they have endured and survived.

October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s really a topic that hits home. Both of my sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer within two years of each other. Both went through immense pain, both went through the fear of “what’s going to happen to me…to my children”, but far more importantly, both survived. And honestly, I can’t thank my lucky stars enough to still have them in my life…to talk to, to laugh with, to fight with, just have them.

When I came across the Think Pink Photography organization, I immediately knew that it was something that I needed to be a part of. They are a foundation that serves two main purposes — celebrating life and supporting the cause for those individuals and their families who have been touched by breast cancer.

This is where I thought I could help…

As a participating photographer, I am pleased to offer a complimentary photography session to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or who has completed treatment in the last 12 months. In addition to your session, you will also receive (20) complimentary 5×7 prints and a discount off any additional purchases. It’s my goal to be available to document the fight before or during treatment or to celebrate the victory when treatment is completed.

It is immeasurable the amount of love I have for my sisters. To me, there was nothing more helpless than watching them go through something so life altering and painful and not be able to do much. By partnering with Think Pink I hope to at least be able to do something thoughtful for someone else…at least in an effort to make my sisters proud. Lord knows that I am extremely proud of them. I love you both!

…and I know that my sister is saying right now, “dude, that’s SUCH an understatement!”

This morning as I was editing pictures and catching up on my Popsugar gossip, I looked over at my scrapbooking table and nearly fell out of my chair. Really, I’m not messy by any means…things in my life have to be at a 90 degree angle at all times. I follow the motto “a place for everything and everything in it’s place.” But seriously, my scrapbooking area? Not so much.

In my defense though…at least I’m doing something and not just letting the thousands of dollars in product collect dust : ) !

The other day I shot my first wedding. I told myself when I first started that I wasn’t going to do weddings…too much pressure.

Fast forward to the other day…being in the presence of these two really put me at ease. They are so loving with one another. It was as if they were in their own little world and nothing else mattered to them…just their day. I just followed them around Riverfront Park, in Pottstown, and captured their love. No pressure, just love.

I’ll post their slideshow soon, however, here are a couple of my favorite shots of the day.

Dana and Micah, thanks so much for letting me be part of your day! I wish you all the happiness in the world!