I had an amazing day working with an adorable couple who wanted to celebrate their 10 anniversary under water and after that, I got to work with a beautiful breast cancer survivor, Sara.
She was born and grew up in the south bay, and have been living in San Francisco most of her adult life, other than going to Berkeley for undergrad and UCLA for law school.She was iagnosed breast cancer in December 2015, when she was 38.
After the photo shoot, she said,
“I totally would recommend underwater portrait to other survivors! For survivors, I think it’s an experience that can help you feel strong and confident again, especially because Erena was so warm and encouraging. It is a nice escape from thinking about cancer. It also is a moment where you can feel like you’re in control and you’re guiding the concept and deciding what to do, instead of being told what’s happening to you and your body by doctors. It’s a fun “appointment,” instead of all the mandatory doctor appointments that poke and prod you.
I think it also would be a great experience for anyone, not just survivors. It is such a unique, artistic experience and different way of seeing yourself.”
Thank you so much, Sara for being a part of this beautiful project to inspire other survivors and everyone in the world. Her underwater transformative images are stunning! I can’t wait to show them to you soon!