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.

5 comments:

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.

Beautiful......

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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