Earlier this year, I photographed a beautiful family.  Their story of love and hope touched my heart more than they will ever realise.  On the 1st of September this year, Margaret quietly slipped away, surrounded by the people in the world who love her the most.

Through all of the grief that followed, Jaime took the time to write me this email.


I simply can not tell you in words how important the photographs that you took of Margaret and the family are to me. I look at them EVERY single day. Many times for much longer than I should, but I can’t help it they give me such joy to see Margaret is such a beautiful setting.  If I said I’ve looked at them 100 times that would be a lie because its been much much more than that.  Each time I do my day instantly turns brighter. I knew then that it was important to take the photos but I never could have imagined just how important they would actually become.  Thank you they mean sooo much to me; without question, less the children, the photos of Margaret are my single MOST dearest and prized possession.

Kind Regards, Jaime[/quote]

This email is now stuck to my computer.  It keeps me focused, it keeps me loving what I do.  It also reminds me of the fragility of life.

In Loving Memory of Margaret Chanez