The heart behind it all.
In 2014 my family lost a very dear family member. My brother-in-law, Shawn Kuykendall, lost his brave fight to a very rare and aggressive cancer. The transition was a short eight months from being completely healthy to standing face to face with Jesus. As a way to remember him, the first thing I turned to was photos.
These moments frozen in time are a reminder of who he was and the photographs are what I show my daughters in my attempt to help them to always remember their "Uncle Donny". My youngest was only 2 at the time of his passing, (I don't remember anything at that age) and these photos help her remember those sweet moments when they shared a Coke and ate fruit snacks while watching Dora the Explorer together.
The summer after he passed away, my husband bought me a camera for my birthday and told me to capture moments while also being a part of them. I haven't stopped since.
If you would like to know more about Shawn's story:
Fox News + The Washington Post
We are Kuykenstrong today and always.