Before I met Jasmin, I already knew I would love her. I could tell by the kind way she approached me for a family photo shoot, and I appreciated how much she was willing to share about her personal journey, and how much the photos would mean for her.
This session was a celebration. A celebration of life, of family and of healing. I can’t tell you how honoured I was to celebrate with this family in this way.
Here’s Jasmin’s story, taken from her inspirational website, The Deva Life :
My name is Jasmin, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. At the time, my youngest daughter was only 7 months old. I found a lump while I was breastfeeding and went to get it checked out. I seriously thought it was just a blocked milk duct, turns out it wasn’t.
It’s now 2 years later and I have been through months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiation and reconstruction surgery. During treatment I lost my mother who had been fighting cancer herself for over a decade. It was the most difficult, heartbreaking year of my life, but also a time of so much support, love and personal growth.
This past November I was put to the test again as the cancer has now metastasized to my bones and caused problems with my spine. So I find myself in treatment yet again. Ready to battle for my life because there is still so much life to experience!
Cancer has messed with the wrong girl!
And wow is that ever the truth. She is an incredible mother, wife and inspirational teacher for those looking to live a happy and healthy life. Check out her beautiful blog, and find out about her Wellness Retreat for women.
I mean, have you ever met a woman like this?