Everyone has a story.
That’s part of what I love about being a photographer. I get to hear and capture the most amazing stories and feel like my photography is part of telling it.
When Haely e-mailed me asking about a Mother’s Day shoot, I knew it’d be fun to photograph her again, but I had an idea what was really in store for the session.
Tommy Jardas is a name you may have heard before, sadly, because it was on the news not too long ago. 12 Marines were involved in a helicopter crash in Hawaii a few months ago.
Tommy was one of those Marines. Tommy was Haely's brother.
I’ve photographed mothers and daughters and grandmother’s before. But when you bring in the added element of great love with great loss, it’s beyond words. Honoring one of America’s heroes and celebrating these beautifully strong women nearly had me in tears.
Thank you Haley and Beth for letting share your story and helping tell Tommy’s.