18 August 2010

Kim Shanower - on mourning the loss of a friend

A couple of weeks ago Kim's daughter Jessikah asked me to take some photos of Kim, as they would probably be her last photos. At first I did not think I could do this, but now looking back, I am so glad the good Lord gave me an opportunity (and the strength) to bless a dear friend with some beautiful photos...isn't this the reason I starting taking pictures in the first place??

Kim went home last night.

Thinking back on my relationship with Kim and her family, I am so grateful for the support she has given me through the years. Her daughter Jessikah was one of the very first headshots I had ever taken, and I believe my career was birthed with them. She was a walking advertisement for me, always being my biggest fan.

All this to say : Kim... rest well my friend in the comfort of your Saviors arms. I know you are running and leaping this morning as pain no longer has a grip on you. Sing praises to God for He is good, and wait for all of us who mourn your passing, until we meet again in the air.