Giving back is an important part of being part of a community, of sharing with others and most of all of growing as an individual. Sharing my gift of photography is a big part of the way I enjoy giving back. Over the last few years, I have had the honor of working with the Summit County based non-profit organization, Domus Pacis. This family respite “provides a getaway for cancer patients, their families and friends to escape to the beauty of the mountains and experience the peace that comes from creating joyful memories for the people they most cherish.”
It is important for each of us to have these times with our families, and capturing these moments and times in my client’s lives is what I do on a daily basis. But it always feels especially critical when cancer is in the picture, given the uncertainty it creates in the lives of those whom it affects.
Laurie and her son were able to spend some time in Breckenridge and I had a wonderful time meeting them and doing their photo session. Laurie is a fun, loving and vibrant woman and I loved the fact that she even brought a second outfit which was a fun red sundress. Laurie is an artist, who amazingly, only started painting since her diagnosis with cancer- her work is beautiful and can be seen at her website: http://floradoradesign.com
“Inspiration for Laurie’s art resulted from being diagnosed with ocular melanoma, a rare eye cancer. Although her vision was compromised, art became Laurie’s expressive medium for healing and evolved into a journey of self expression. Initially, Laurie’s images were random in design starting with the shape of an eye. Eyes are still found throughout many of Laurie’s images, often as elliptical shapes. “Eyes are a reminder that life’s journey can be short. To sweeten it, embrace the divergent with courage, seek and reflect hope, courage and human kindness.”
Thanks for your brave and courageous spirit, Laurie!!