I know this may seem like such a trivial story to most people - but to me - it meant everything. I have never forgotten her kindness. She took me from heart attack to happy in 5 minutes flat. That's just the best thing since sliced bread in my books.
When Kez sent me an email recently asking to do a photoshoot - I thought "YAY" - I get to say thankyou again. I called her soon after to talk about the shoot - and to find out what exactly she had in mind and what to expect. But what I didn't expect to do was break down and cry a little after the call. Kez had told me she had Breast Cancer, and was wanting to do the photoshoot to "celebrate her baldness". She wanted to show Cancer that she was kicking butt, and taking no prisoners! Hell yeah!
To say I admire Kez, is an understatement. To me, she personifies that song by Helen Reddy "I Am Woman" - especially that line "I am woman - hear me roar!". Kez was one of the ladies who instigated "Pink Days" at the Dubbo Base Hospital - where everyone would wear pink scrubs on certain days of the week. This little campaign has helped immensely to raise awareness - with an article in the Photo News. Through it all has been Kez's rock and pillar of support - her partner Haylz. Together, they are a pretty amazing team.
So - thankyou Kez and Haylz for asking me to take your photos. I am honoured!
Gorgeous makeup by Danielle Peace Artistry. Lighting Assistant - the awesome Candice Locke.