You’re right: I don’t normally show this much nudity in my posts, but this post is important so all family-friendly posting is off.
R came to me specifically because she found out she has the BRCA1 gene, which means she has a very high percentage rate of potentially developing breast and ovarian cancer. Because of this, she made the very difficult decision to have a hysterectomy and a double mastectomy. As you can imagine, this was her moment to celebrate her body as it is right now.
Talk about pressure. I so badly wanted to honor Robyn’s journey in my studio, making sure to get it right. I’m thrilled to say she loved her photos and I’m also THRILLED to say that once her surgeries are done and she is healed and fully recovered, we will be setting a date for another session so that we can bring her journey full circle.
I felt very honored and grateful that this amazing woman chose me for this. There are a lot of great photographers in Pittsburgh and it always amazes me when I get to be the person that brings a story to life in such an artistic and visual way. But what I’m most thankful for is getting the chance to add another incredibly brave, courageous and beautiful woman to my list of women that I admire, adore and am such a better person for having them in my life.
Here’s to you, R. Today we celebrate your body, your journey, your strength and your decision to kick BRCA1’s ass without even blinking an eye. xoxoxo to infinity.
Makeover by At Home Beauty.