A photo shoot to be inspired, to be reminded of what matters and above all, a photo shoot to celebrate life!
I photographed Gemma last Sunday, exactly a year after she underwent surgery after being diagnosed with 3c bowel cancer.
Her lovely mum friends put together a care package for her including a photo shoot. In an incredible demonstration of character and resilience, she was determined to only get her photos done after completing her treatment.
1 year, 2 surgeries, 12 rounds of chemo and an “all clear” scan later there we were, doing her photos, with Gemma looking as stunning as ever, at a special place and surrounded by her favourite people. She had the resolve to be on the other side of cancer for the shoot, and she did it.
I couldn’t be more grateful to have been given the chance to celebrate and photograph her health and happiness.
Cancer not only found in Gemma a fierce and courageous fighter who kicked its butt, she’s also worked closely with the Bowel Cancer Australia Foundation to create awareness, wrote a book about her journey with bowel cancer in a very personal way, and has also created merchandise to support others. Check her work out at:
Gemma, you’re a true inspiration.