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Melissa Papaj
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A Utah Wedding and Portrait Photographer
A Utah Wedding and Portrait Photographer

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I am so excited to share Tess's story of courage and strength with you all. Isn't she beautiful? I had the opportunity to spend the day with her last week for her third chemo treatment. At the young age of 34, Tess was diagnosed in January with Stage One, Level Three breast cancer - the most aggressive level of cancer. I think what amazed me the most about Tess was her ability to light up the room with both the nurses and other chemo patients. She really is a ray of sunshine. I love her attitude and will to live, not only for her but for her daughter. Tess, Thank you so much for the opportunity you have given me to share your story with other people and for teaching me that every day I should be thankful to God for every breath because somewhere else somebody is fighting to live. You are beautiful - inside and out. If any of you are interested in donating to Tess's treatment and medical bills, please visit this link: http://gogetfunding.com/project/tess-t-your-breast Keep watching for more pics of Tess's story.
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Tess's Third Chemo Treatment
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This has been one of my very favorite sessions ever. You see, Gina has taught me an absolutely amazing lesson through her example. Gina was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago, was in remission for eight years and now has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. It has spread to Gina's brain. After intensive radiation on her brain Friday, she is starting Chemo tomorrow to fight the biggest battle of her life. As we were shooting these pictures, I was so inspired by her attitude. She is even more beautiful on the inside than she is on the out - and she is absolutely beautiful on the outside. Gina, Thank you so much for inspiring me for teaching me that every day is a gift from God and to live it the very best I can. Thank you for helping me realize that I need to focus more on the special things in life, the realtionships I have and most importantly to stop, breathe and enjoy every breath I have been given. ♥ Also, a special thank you to Jillian Joy for giving her time to help Gina feel more beautiful and pampered as her makeup artist. I could not have done it without you. And to my special Angel friend Kelly, for introducing me to Gina and for sharing her with me. ♥
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Gina
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Evan and Alex Engaged at St. Regis, Park City
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Newborn Baby Elle Jae
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Tara Brooks Stylist and Makeup Artist
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Baby V - Newborn Photographer in Davis County, Utah
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Brooke and Sierra - Family Portrait Photographer in Mountain Green, Utah
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Blake and Carley's Pre-wedding session and First Look at Sundance Ski Resort
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Blake and Carley's Pre-wedding Portraits at Sundance
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Just Keep Swimming...swimming...swimming (14 photos)
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Nielsen Family
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