Today I had a completely different blog planned. I had planned on showing this beautiful wedding we shot a couple months ago but instead I chose to celebrate a beautiful life that left us far too soon.
On Sunday, Steven and I were on the way to a photo session and he was telling me that a guy he grew up with was in a terrible car accident and passed away on Saturday. I thought, that is terrible. As soon as he uttered Lewis’ name, my jaw hit the floor. Not only is he a friend my husband grew up with but I happened to have shot his wedding back in 2010 when I was starting out in photography.
Lewis was just a fun loving guy. Always had a smile on his face and was completely smitten by his gorgeous bride, Katie. My heart breaks for her and their whole family.
If we ever realize just how important our job is, the time is now. Documenting people’s lives and special moments. Pictures that people will cling to and cherish. This is why we do what we do. This is why we value ourselves as photographers and take our job so serious.
I wanted to make a little video from their wedding to share with Katie and their entire family to celebrate Lewis’ life.
Life is short friends and you absolutely should never ever take one day for granite. Tell the people you love that you love them. Hug them like you mean it. Take every moment as a treasure because before you know it, it’s gone.
Lucy & Steven