celebrating life with heather, haley and sydney

Heather met me at the Arboretum last weekend with her two beautiful girls, Haley and Sydney.  This shoot meant a lot to me.  I was supposed to shoot Heather's wedding this August, but her soulmate and our dear friend, Gary, died suddenly in June.  I don't know where to begin when attempting to describe what an amazing man Gary was.  He was deeply loved and respected by everyone who knew him and his death left a gaping hole in so many lives.  I don't know where Heather gets her strength.  She is doing her best to "live out her love's legacy" by celebrating life with these two precious girls that Gary loved as if they were his own.  As we were walking to our first spot, Sydney, out of nowhere said, "I miss Gary".  We all do baby girl.