I have to start this blog post by telling you about my friend Jenna, because without her I wouldn’t have gotten to meet these lovely ladies and photograph their families. See, Jenna is a connector. And she is an activist in our community. Jenna knows people, you know? And she gets things done. Good things – I’d even say great things! Jenna has been instrumental in the rise and growth of many awesome individuals and organizations. I’m just lucky to have met Jenna years ago. I photographed her engagement and wedding and have done her family photos every year. But that’s just the beginning. Jenna has connected me to to so many different organizations and photography jobs. I am forever grateful for her friendship and her faith in my talent. Just had to give her a little shout out to show my appreciation.
So a few months ago, Jenna asked me to do a quick photo shoot of some ladies over at ReMerge. (Please click that link and check out the ReMerge website to learn about this great program!) Jenna founded an online community for moms called Mom Who Works, and she was featuring (on the MWW Instagram page) some of the incredible moms in recovery at ReMerge. So I went and did the shoot, and I was so touched by the love and joy of everyone I met at ReMerge that day. I was thrilled when they contacted me again later to see if I would photograph their current graduates with their families. Here are some of my favorites from the sessions I did for the grads.
BIG CONGRATS to each of these amazing ladies for completing the program at ReMerge. I was moved to tears as I watched their graduation ceremony on Facebook live. They each overcame so much to get where they are today!