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Hurricane Harvey Relief. Although there is so much destruction, struggle and uncertainty in Rockport Texas there is also so much love!
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After we gave Kallie and her grandmother Linda their new solar lights, I asked them if I could photograph them separately. When Kallie was telling us how scared she was for her grandmas safety during the hurricane and how much she loved her, it immediately became obvious to me that I needed to photograph them together.
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As they began to hold one another I could see their love for one another. It was one of the most powerful moments I’ve ever experienced as a photographer. I lowered my camera to give them their sacred moment. I felt I was an united guest at a sacred moment.
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After a few moments, I slowly walked up to them and asked them if I could continue photographing them. I also asked if they would do me the honor of staying in their moment.
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They agreed and their moment of expressing their love for one another grew even deeper and deeper the longer they held each other. Tears of joy gently rolled down their cheeks. Their embrace tightened. And finally, both of them released the fearful thoughts and stress of what could have happened.
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Love is truly the most powerful force on earth.

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