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.


Alicia King said...

What a powerful reminder of her mother's love and spirit for this young woman to hold onto.

These are pictures she will treasure always. I hope she finds comfort in them as time passes.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of Kim. She was an amazing person!

Kim McBride

Anonymous said...

I only "knew" Kim telephonically. Seeing these beautiful pictures of her along with her lovely daughter puts a picture with the voice and the loving spirit I picked up on over the phone. May God bless her family and you as you continue your career in photography.

Anonymous said...

thanks - what a tribute to a friend to ALL of us - I've known Kim and Dave since the kids were in middle school - we now live in Alaska. Kim and I travelled together and sojourned our battles with cancer together. Thanks again for the beautiful photos.Care Tuk

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