Every person’s story is unique to them. Brandy and I went to school together so we have known one another for a really long time. Her story started off much like yours and I’s did. Went to school during childhood, met the guy, married him and started a family.
Where Their story Changes
Talan. Oh sweet Talan! That’s her son, by the way. Kind, generous, outgoing and can do a crazy good floss!! 😉 Brandy and Talan’s connection is like not many I’ve seen. You can tell there’s a healthy level of Brandy being a mom, but you can definitely tell she will be the “cool mom” as he progresses in his childhood.
When you look through these images, you may see that there’s a picture of a man. That’s Oscar. Many of our mutual friends know that he was a superb man. Superb husband and wonderful father. Brandy has no qualms about talking about him and their journey- which is nothing short of inspirational.
Oscar was diagnosed with Metastatic Thymic Carcinoid in 2009 and went into remission a year or so later. A couple years of checkups, highs, and lots of family time, the cancer came back. When I got news of this, Brandy and I put our heads and schedules together and we did a session together back in 2015. We knew that life may be changing and busier than normal in the months to come (see that session here) so it was important for Brandy to do document this time in her life.
Oscar got his angel wings on July 4th of 2016. He was so loved and is always missed. The outreach of support from family and friends was amazing. Brandy serves as such an inspiration to many!
But What Is This Session About?
Ahh- this session just documents Brandy and Talan’s life together while honoring the man that made it all happen. This is why I love photography. It’s tangible memories made by each person that steps in front of my camera. Brandy and Talan understand a level of pain that most people our age does not. But they have come together and have a connection that keeps going and without any faltering. It’s really quite beautiful. Oscar lives on through these two and I was honored to be able to document just that. If you love these pictures as much as I do, be sure to leave them a comment on them and show them the love that they really do deserve! <3
Oh- and happy Friday! 😉
And if you are interested in getting some memories in your hands, be sure to get in touch to book a session! I would love to hear from you!