Booray and Lauren

My wife and I were at breakfast today when we ran into a client from 3 years ago. I keep tabs on my clients with Facebook and they keep tabs on me (because I post a lot. :) but I don’t always get to see them very often so it’s always nice when I get the chance for a hug. Lauren’s wedding is special but not for the usual reasons.

Rusty Pelican wedding

Three years ago, about this time of year in fact, I was in treatment for tonsil cancer. Thirty-five radiation treatments and seven chemotherapy treatments. I lost 65 pounds in 8 weeks (neck radiation is pretty brutal). I’m cancer free now but Lauren’s wedding happened to fall in my last week of treatment. I’ve never missed a wedding in my life and I wasn’t about to start.

It was 10 hours long but I made it and got great images.

So, while I have fond memories of all my weddings, Lauren’s will always hold a special place in my heart.

The good news is that I’ll be seeing her again next year, after the baby arrives. :)