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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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"Mess turned into a message and helped bring me to where I am today." 

Loosing a parent suddenly at the young age of 18 completely changed my life + loosing another parent a year and half later brought on complete devastation. Being an only child + young you think your parents will always be around. They will be around to help cheer you on in life as well as let you know when its time to get it together! For me I only had that for a short period of time...

Over time I kept busy with work + college + hanging out with friends but I never really took the time to grieve properly. I would have my moments of sadness + remember the good times but that just touches the surface not the core. I was blessed to have an amazing grandmother who stepped in and set me straight on a few things in life and she became my third parent. She taught me so many things and we created such a wonderful bond over the years. 

I had wonderful friends, family, husband, etc... but then again there was always something missing... 

About 3 years ago I got the phone call that my grandmother was not doing well and my uncle had phoned hospice to come in. I will never forget that night! I did not care how late it was I drove to the nursing home right away to be with her! I remember walking in and looking at all the images she had on the wall + on her night stand. She lived such a wonderful life + conquered so much loss! I felt it was my time to take care of her in her final days just as she took care of me after my parents passed. Each day I would sit with her and play her favorite music + watch the birds outside her window. There would be many moments of just silence + I loved that! On the final day I had been emotionally drained + ready for her to be at peace but I was so thankful for the last few days! It made me realize many things about what is + what is not important in life. Loosing her took me back to loosing my parents but this time it was different... 

When you loose a loved one - it makes you look at life differently. We all grieve in many different ways but learning to let go during that process - was something I lacked for many years. I truly had to sit down and face a lot and learn to let it all go! The good, bad + the ugly! 

All and all I am so thankful that I am learning to do that more + more! I guess for me it just took time + that is okay. 

So through all of the mess - I have turned it into a message. A message that I get to help give back to what I lost. I get to create images for people to have for a lifetime! Images to help celebrate life + help get through a loss, etc... This not only warms my heart but it feeds my creative soul! I am honored and blessed to do what I love- this is my story... 

"Your wounds are your wisdom" - Gabby Bernstein

 
Monday, April 02, 2018
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I teamed up with two brilliant dancers Zachary + Devin and created a series called Letting Go. I have always had a great love for dance and wanted to incorporate emotion + movement through images. Here is a preview from what we created! 

 
Saturday, March 03, 2018
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Julie's last chemo treatment 

 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Darcy totally rocked her empowering + boudoir session!