Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is such a scary time with so many thoughts, fears, and emotions. I don't think you can imagine it unless you've been through it. At least I couldn't imagine it til I heard the words myself. Fear and denial are big ones, you've got to go through them before you get to strength, courage, and hope.
While I was going through the early days, I dealt with fear a lot. Fear of the unknown. Fear of surgery. Fear of treatments. Fear of changes I'd go through. Before my surgery, the one thing I wanted was a photoshoot. I felt it was important because I didn't know what was to come... surgery, chemo, radiation, who knows what else. And I wanted to remember what I was like in that moment, full of fear and on the cusp of gathering my courage for what was to come.
And now, here I am ten months later. I'm here to tell you that you can have strength, you can have courage, and you can have hope. And I'd like to help you see that. If you're going through treatments or are, like me, a survivor I'd like the chance to give you the photoshoot I so desperately wanted. To remind you of who you are right now.
My friend Camille Denae has gathered up photographers around the world, photographers ready to help remind those going through breast cancer treatments or those who have survived that there is hope. I Picture Hope is here for you. If you're in Halifax or the surrounding areas going through treatments (or have finished treatments) and would like to talk about a photoshoot, drop me a line, let's talk. If you're visiting from away, check out the I Picture Hope facebook page and find a photographer in your neck of the woods.