Here’s the deal: I hate cancer. (Breast cancer in particular, having had personal experience with it.) It used to be that I’d hear the “C word” and get what feels like PTSD. I used to hear “think pink” and shudder. I just wasn’t ready to see it as a positive. Yet.
Until I met Chelsea. (Don’t get me wrong, I still hate cancer. I always will.)
But Chelsea isn’t a victim. Chelsea is a survivor. Chelsea has kicked cancer’s ass. Chelsea gives me hope. Knowing Chelsea has taught me there is no such thing as a situation too difficult to face AND overcome. Cancer included, it would seem.
I’ll let this Think Pink session speak for itself. We shot these images 1 year to the day after her diagnosis.
And I can’t forget:
* Props to David, Chelsea’s inspiring husband, who has been there by her side through her entire journey and who is clearly…as in love with her as ever. He was an excellent part of this session and quite willing to do whatever odd thing Chelsea or I asked of him.
* Also, props to the Think Pink Photography Network which brought Chelsea and I together. I will be forever grateful for their allowing me to be a part of their terrific organization!
* Lastly, thank you to Sarah Ulrich from Uniquely You Designs for the use of her “Survivor” logo.