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One of the most rewarding things I do with my photography… Moments Caught Photography shoots Komen Race for the cure

This was my 8th year shooting the Philadelphia Susan G. Komen Race for the cure and every year it gets better and more rewarding. This year they added something new “Kids for the Cure” you know I was in heaven since taking pictures of children is really my true calling. Capturing the children’s pride in helping with something so important and their joy in just being outside with so much going on is second nature to me. I’m not sure I can even put into words what the experience is like for me but I will try.

My favorite moments are always on the stairs of the art museum with all of the survivors as they are getting ready to walk arm in arm in the “parade of pink”. After 8 years; I have developed real friendships with many of these incredible survivors. I know their stories, I know their families and year after year when we see each other on those steps it’s an affirmation of everything unspoken. We just about run into each others arms with a big heart felt hug and more often then not tears start flowing. The knowledge that another year has passed and they are still here is not lost on any of us. These women are still fighting for their life, still beating this terrible disease and still living every moment with a new kind of appreciation.

Who am I? Just the photographer who try’s to capture what they are feeling, their vulnerability,their strength, their hopes and their fears. I’m also a women with family members who have also fought cancer and I’m all too aware that I am not immune. Aware that in my own lifetime, myself or someone dear to me will have to face what they have. These women stand for strength, courage and beauty to me and hopefully they see in my eyes the respect, admiration and genuine caring I have for each of them. I’m a mother myself and on mothers day rather then sleep in and spend the time with my own children… well truly their is nowhere I would rather be then with all of these survivors who inspire me daily. I only hope that if my feelings aren’t shown in the tears in my eyes as they descend the steps or in the exchange between us as we meet again year after year; that somehow they are shown in the images I take.

getting excited for Race Day (susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure. Philadelphia) Philadelphia commercial photograpaher

An inspirational day was had by all… Komen Philadelphia for the cure, Photographer Moments Caught

Besides being a Philadelphia Race for the cure photographer, I cover several Komen events during the year.  This was a first for me, Latinas United for the Cure!  It was a fabulous, informative, and  high energy day that everyone enjoyed.  See the large image gallery below to get a good feel for the day.  As with all Komen events, it was an honor to be a part of the change!

It’s about hope… Race for the Cure 2010… Philadelphia commercial photographer

It’s about hope…
It’s about hugs…
It”s about unity and community…
It’s about people from all different backgrounds coming together, forming friendships in the strangest of circumstances with a common goal… The end of Breast Cancer!
It’s about magic… and if you don’t feel it all around you, your not allowing it in!

warning… way too many pictures… and imagine I have 200 more that I didn’t post here only for Komen’s eyes.

Always honored to be a part of Susan G. Komen! Philadelphia commercial photographer

One of the more rewarding things about being a photographer is being able to use my passion for photography to help out and try to make a difference. Susan G. Komen is one of my favorite organizations that I am involved in, and yesterday I was honored to be asked to once again cover the grantee luncheon. This year is was held in the gorgeous Lowes Hotel, and it was a wonderful and inspiring afternoon enjoyed by all.

I was given a Mother’s Day honor!

Mothers day I had the honor of photographing The Race For the Cure in Philadelphia for the Susan G Komen organization. I have participated in this race for years, but got even more out of it as a photographer. Instead of walking alongside everyone, my camera really let me in to these people’s lives and hearts. I met some very inspirational people, and it was a true honor to be able to photograph them empowered by the group, and hope for a cure.  I hope to contribute in this way every year from now on.  Here are a few images from the day, so you can get the feel of the event.  

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