"Celebrating life & love in the face of grief" - this is what Love Not Lost does & it is a beautiful gift they offer families. Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve their memory for those who love them. They were awarded one of our $1,000 See Beautiful Milestone Grants to grow their base of photographers to be able to capture more lasting memories of love for families across the country. Perhaps this is the epitome of seeing beautiful.
This is Love Not Lost, and I invite you to read more about the purpose that fuels their mission by visiting them on the web, but here's how they roll with courage, strength, dignity and hope: "During every session, we create space for people to be themselves to capture personality and love. Sometimes that can take the form of laughter and sometimes it is in the form of tears. Either way, our professional photographers are here to capture and preserve those memories as we enter into that space with people to simply just be present.
After each session, we design and print a photo book that's mailed out to be enjoyed the moment it's opened. Our goal is to bring joy and comfort as people see the love that surrounds them with the turn of each page. When that person passes away, the book is designed to be passed along to loved ones to bring comfort and hope through the grieving and healing process.
Grieving is not something we do well, and we want to change that. Through the sessions, photo books, local events, online resources and communities, we establish meaningful relationships that are full of love in the midst of suffering. Our desire is for our community to be a safe place where people are loved, known, and understood in their grief.
We believe everyone deserves to be remembered."
Congratulations, Love Not Lost and thank you for your work.
See beautiful in yourself.