Four years ago I had a cold call asking if I was a photographer. I said, "Yes," and wondered where this was going. Pastor Marva Edwards introduced herself to me and told me that a mutual friend had suggested we talk. Pastor Edwards had left the pulpit to pursue a very personal and much-needed ministry of empowering and educating the victims and survivors of domestic violence. She was in need of a photographer to help make a fund-raising calendar for the ministry. I had no idea what I was in for, but I couldn't possibly say no. So we met and chatted, and I knew I was doing the right thing and we set a date for our first shoot in 2015. I met some of the most amazing women that day. For many of them, this would be the first time they publicly told their stories. Silence happens for many reasons. Pastor Marva had given them a voice and I was honored to help them use that voice to help others.
This was my 4th year, and and this project is still near and dear to my heart. The men and women who have come through my doors and shared a bit of themselves, have made my life richer and helped numerous others.