As photographers and artists we are always looking for inspiration – sometimes it comes from our fellow photographers, sometimes it comes from our own introspection, but often it comes from the people around us. Over the years, the one thing we are constantly reminded of is that the world is full of inspirational, joyful and enriching people and experiences and life is better when we keep ourselves open to these experiences and maintain a positive attitude.
We recently had the great pleasure of photographing Angelica and Bill’s wedding in New Orleans and part of what made this an amazing experience (other than eating all of the yummy Nawlin’s food!) was getting to know their families. One of our favorite things about photographing weddings is that we are a fly on the wall at a very emotional event in peoples lives and we become immersed in their families for a brief moment in time. We knew Angelica & Bill’s wedding would be extra special because not only does Angelica have 3 sisters who mean the world to her, but her sister, Ana-Alecia, is battling cancer and instead of dwelling on the negative, they have chosen to celebrate love and life and enjoy every moment.
We will be blogging more of Angelica & Bill’s beautiful wedding in a few days, but today we want to do our part to celebrate and share Ana-Alecia’s positive attitude and hopefully she will inspire some of you as much as she and her family have inspired us. I’m sure many of you have seen Ana-Alecia’s video that went viral last week, but you will now have a chance to hear her story on the Ellen Degeneres Show, tomorrow Tuesday November 1 2016. Please join in, share her message, and stay positive!
Who says cancer and chemo have to get get you down? We’ll have the last laugh!! Having an awesome chemo buddy like @danilax21 who is ALWAYS down for a dance party helps too!! We want to show the world that dancing and laughter is the BEST medicine. We are #AnaStrong !! #JujuOnThatBeat #ICantDance #JustForFun #ChemoSucks #NoHairDontCare #CancerAwareness #Chemo #JujuOnThatChemo #dancing #DanceTherapy @theellenshow @cody_sattler @thefitnessmarshall @su2c @ihadcancer @americancancersociety @stupidcancer @prettygirlswithcancer