Team Stevy

I'd like you to meet Stevy.

This beautiful 16 year old was part of Justin and Tori's wedding-- sister of the groom. I met her briefly on the wedding day, but was impressed by her sacrifice and caring heart, despite being so very sick the wedding day.

We missed her beautiful voice on the wedding day since she was too sick. She had been diagnosed with bone cancer and lukemia when she was 14 i believe. Watch her strength through that here.

She was in remission.

But while Justin and Tori were on their honeymoon, they received the worst news of all: the cancer had returned (osteosarcoma), in Stevy's lungs. And she would not survive a third lung surgery. So they left for San Antonio to take her to Sea World and do a bunch of other fun things. The doctors say to let her do as much as she wants and she has no more restrictions. She has had so many fun things to do, including a roping benefit, and countless friends and family support around her the past weeks.

I was honored to take pictures for the Cellum family, and luckily kept my composure while tears were shed by her dearest loved ones. I could just feel a spirit of love and kindness... i can't describe it. She is one amazing young woman.

What i love the most is her sweet buttery voice, speaking with calmness and vision. And that those who are around her know she sees life with clarity. She's helping plan her funeral, she's recorded songs she's sung, and she's choosing what pictures she wants for everyone to remember her by. She loves and smiles as much as she can. She is surrounded by so many people who want to do anything they can... just anything.

I am honored. We love you.


willrobb said...

A really beautiful set of portraits, really wonderful light on them all, whether it was individual or group shots I loved them all.

Hope said...

What beautiful moments in time you have captured for her family that they will treasure always! So wonderful!

Becky said...

Amber, these bring tears to my eyes. What a beautiful young woman. Heaven indeed has a beautiful new angel. Prayers and thoughts to her family.