never lose hope

a couple days ago, i wrote an article about giving back on the creative mama blog. today, i listened to her voice (see max mikulak post, third down) on the new york times. and i hope you'll take 2 minute and 38 seconds and listen too.

it's hard for me to believe that max passed away almost three years ago. i miss him.

please take some time to explore max's site.  and if you'd like to donate (every penny helps), you can do so here, on max's ring of fire.

in a week, i fly to wisconsin, to photograph a friend's family.  her husband is beginning his battle with lymphoma. he's in his thirties and they have four young children.  i can't wait to capture their magic and all that they are, as a family!!

please... give back and never lose hope.