Sometimes a portrait session is as emotional for Olyn and I as it is for our clients. When Ashli first called me to photograph her and her mom, I knew it would be hard for me to hold back the tears. Ashli’s mom, Sherri is a cancer survivor. My own mom is a survivor as well. The relationship these two have together was highlighted by the thought that they may not have as many years together as they had always assumed. Now that Sherri is through her battle, it has given them an appreciation for one another and for each day they have. This is exactly the way I feel about my own mom. I was so honored we were able to capture these images for them and help them express their love and affection through a photograph.