One of the most profound things about my job as a photographer is being trusted with people's family memories. It is a true honor to take photos with the hopes of capturing something beautiful, a connection that exists between people, or a memory they can hold on to forever...to remind them of their love and this incredibly powerful and precious life. Many of my clients are either dear friends or have become so...because the nature of photography is that you get the honor of glimpsing into people's family story, documenting their relationships and sharing that beauty with the people they love most.
Two such people are Kevin & Ashley Curran. Ashley and Kevin have known each other since grade school, they were high school sweethearts and married young, clearly an everlasting connection between them...such sweetness in their history! They are truly 2 of the most kind and sweet people I have ever known and their relationship is a testament to true love, always inspiring and so wonderful to be around them, bringing humor and lightness everywhere they go.
On Monday, the devastating news came that Kevin passed away very suddenly. My heart absolutely pours out to Ashley, their 2 beautiful children, Jack and Caroline, Kevin's parents, their entire family and all of their friends. During this emotional time, all I can do is send love and peace their way, and know that Ashley will be completely nurtured and supported by both of their families and the compassionate community that surrounds her. She and Kevin both built an incredibly wonderful circle of love and life around them, just by being who they are, and I trust that will provide her with love, and a sense of peace and comfort along the way. With a compassionate heart, I want to thank Kevin for being a truly wonderful human being and honor him and Ashley with some photos of their beautiful family. His spirit will shine on forever through theirs...
So much love and light to you Ashley, Caroline, Jack, the entire Curran Douglas family, and all the amazing friends out there. Hug each other tight. I am deeply reminded of the value and power of today, of love and of the beauty of relationship. Kevin, you were one of the most kind, funny, grounded, loyal and quality humans I have ever known and I can tell you brought so much joy to the people in your life! I truly wish I had gotten to know you better. Sending you peace and a warm, bright space in your heart, and an eternal spirit...you were clearly loved here and will be forever!