A way to give back
With our Legacy Sessions initiative, I gift a photo session to a terminally ill Loudoun County resident once a month. It’s my way of giving back to a community that I’ve fallen in love with.
I am very aware on the impact of my father’s life on me. I had 16 years with him. Since his passing, whenever I encounter a challenge, I recount the moments I’ve had with my father until I derive the lesson that he was trying to teach me. The combination of the time I’ve spent with him and the recounted memories of that time together has allowed me to realize that I haven’t lost my father, that in fact, he is a part of my present life and I continue his legacy.
One of the most important lessons I learned from my father was to be kind under any circumstance, and to be generous with whatever it is you hold dear. I know my father was an incredibly kind person, who was always concerned with the well being of those around him.
When I became a registered nurse I quickly started to notice how terminally ill patients always ended up giving me more of themselves than I could give them. It’s incredible to consider that as nurse I could be outdone in giving by my own patients.
The reality is that terminally people are often more alive than a physically healthy person. I am choosing to help document a bit of their legacy with my photography. Every month Loudoun Life Photo will be gifting a free session to a terminally ill Loudoun County resident through our Legacy Sessions initiative. The gifted session seeks to memorialize beautiful, intimate moments the client shares with their family. It will also be shared on our blog. It’s also a way for me to continue to connect with my father.
The Legacy sessions are up to 3 hours long and the client will receive a online gallery with 25 edited images.