Chelseas Story Think Pink Session

Think Pink Portrait Session: Chelsea’s Story

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.

  • March 17, 2010

    k, i am blown away by both your images and chelsea’s beauty. such courage fills all of us with strength. all the best to her and her husband as they continue their fight.

  • March 17, 2010


    Dave and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of Think Pink Photography and sharing your incredible talent with us! I am so pleased with the final results of the photoshoot! You made both of us feel so comfortable and you captured my survival with breast cancer perfectly! The dedication that you wrote above touched me so deeply and actually made me tear up. You are an angel, and I am blessed to have met you.

    Many thanks and smiles,

    “When life gives you
    a hundred reasons to cry,
    show life a thousand
    reasons to smile!”
    – author unknown

  • March 17, 2010

    WOW Kirsten! Such BEAUTIFUL images!!!!

  • March 17, 2010

    oh my gosh…. Kirsten – these are all so amazing! Thank you!

  • March 17, 2010

    You did a perfectly fabulous job Honey!

  • March 18, 2010

    These are powerful and beautiful portraits. Their vibrant spirits & love jump from the photos!

  • March 28, 2010

    These are very beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. You should be extremely proud of these. And Chealsea, you are even more beautiful!

  • May 27, 2010

    just simply beautiful…

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