Working with TriSha has been one of the most rewarding experiences as a photographer. A few months back I remember scrolling through my Facebook timeline,/ and saw that TriSha lost both of her parents within a year time. Immediately my heart dropped thinking, “I can’t imagine the feeling of losing someone so close to you all in a year time”. Without hesitation, I left a comment saying how she was in my thoughts and prayers, and to this day she still is.
A few weeks later, I received a call from one of her closest friends saying how they would love to schedule a photo shoot with me. I then said, “YES!” With excitement and joy, I immediately thought of ways I could bring comfort and joy from behind the camera lens, and most of all tell her story.
As I prepared for the session one of the first things I done was set my intentions for the shoot. I wanted to make sure I was in the right mindset to create a beautiful, blissful, and memorable experience for everyone.
As I got my camera, and prepared for the shoot I gave Thanks to God for allowing me to tell someone’s story in a way that will touch the lives, and hearts of others.
During the session, she and I were able to converse about how her parents passed away, and how she was coping with things, which in any case is hard, and challenging. She talked about how her Mom’s name was Angel, and how she wanted to name her daughter Angel in memory of her Mother.
From her amazing story, which was full of hope and love, I was inspired to give her comfort and joy. Even if it was just for an hour.
That hour was one of the best experiences of my life. TriSha, her friends and I were able to smile, laugh, and find humor in anyway possible.
I was able to pose her in a way to complimented her beauty, and celebrate the life that was growing inside of her. To me I was able to help heal her wounds from the other side of the lens.
With every photo that I took, I gave Thanks. I wanted to give every part of me to make her feel confident, beautiful, and most of all loved.
We ALL have experienced at some point hurt, pain, and disappointments in life. Sometimes our healing comes with time, or with an elegant smile (even if it’s just for a moment). With this session, I wanted to create a sense of comfort to her. Letting each photo play as a constant reminder that regardless if there is pain, one still holds a gentle SMILE. To be a reminder of how God’s Angels are shining down, looking on her as a beacon of light, and a ray of sunshine.
Of all the times I’ve taken photos, this one was special…
May your loved one’s continue to smile down on you as you give birth to your daughter, Angel.