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I can’t begin to put into words how much my heart is breaking today.

My family has been blessed with a lot of great friends throughout the years. However, when my parents became friends with Steve and Kathleen Stroud,

we gained more family.  Two weeks after these beautiful girls were in my wedding, their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Throughout my photography journey, they have allowed me to come, play, experiment, and on occasion, disappear with their children. 🙂

I have looked up to this couple and learned from their beautiful marriage and smart, creative, parenting.

Though it is so hard to process, I know that Kathleen will be with her family daily as they learn to move forward in a physical world without her.

For those of you that knew her, I hope that these images serve to help you to carry her smile and light with you.

We were so blessed to have her as a friend, mentor, teacher, and extra mom.

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