Last month, I was asked by my sweet friend and client, Ashley Curran, to photograph the memorial service and celebration of life of her husband, Kevin Curran. While incredibly honored, humbled and a bit nervous, throughout the service and celebration, I was continually reminded of Kevin's true spirit, through the expression of his family and friends...and so I was repeatedly calmed, grateful to have known him and happy to be documenting such a memorable event.
To circle back to my first post about Kevin, I just want to take another chance to honor an absolutely incredible human being and a large group of people who lost someone they so dearly loved. Through this perspective and heartache, we are constantly reminded to cherish the present, have gratitude for each day we have, especially with those we care about most...and to celebrate our hearts capacity to love!
Kevin's service was bursting with people and energy, which was such a testament to who he was and the kind of relationships he and Ashley nurtured. The speeches were full of joy and laughter, the day was truly beautiful, and everyone truly expressed their greatest memories of Kevin's life. He is truly a cherished soul...his uniqueness, character, dedication, humor, laid back nature, and magnetic personality was shining through the whole evening. It was truly a celebration filled with love, connection, laughter, reflection, emotion and joy for what a life Kevin lived. And I believe whole-heartedly that all of the people in his life, especially his family, Ashley and their 2 gorgeous children, will carry on his spirit forever.
Below are a few images from the evening, and for the guests at the celebration, a link to the photos from the evening. My love continues to go out to you Ashley and to all of Kevin's family and friends...may your hearts heal and be comforted as time passes on. So much love to you all!