This past week brought news of quite a few sad events. About people I’ve known for years, and people I’ve only met once. Connor and Faye, were one such couple. I had the joy of photographing them at the inaugural party for Bootleg Botanical’s Tasting Room. You know how some people, when they smile, it reaches their eyes? Connor had that twinkle in his eyes. Such a sweet couple. Tragically, they met with an accident just a couple of weeks after I photographed them, and Connor didn’t survive. Even though I barely knew them, it feels sad. I am just glad that I took this portrait of them together…one more memory to cherish. When a loved one passes on, we can never have too many photographs of them. A photograph is so much more than a 8″x 10″ piece of paper, or a bunch of digital pixels. It is something precious that allows you to hold those moments in your hands to cherish forever.