Life authentic – day one chemo

This morning I went to the Cancer Center in Bozeman to be with Katie and Tom. It was life authentic – day one chemo of Katie’s life saving therapy.  It was an honor to be with them and take a few pictures, but more importantly to spend some time in personal support of Katie and Tom, just simply as human beings, beings with souls.  We talked family, we shared ‘story’ about our lives, beginnings, meetings and children.  It was a very moving experience for me.  I came home and sort of let go of my have to do’s.  I needed to deal with some of all of this.  I am still processing.  My immediate come away reflection is this… I need to live life as if every single day may be my last, and live according to my heart.

Katie requested and desired to have all of these moment recorded for her children and for other’s to see and share… as an inspiration toward living a Life Authentic.

Look deep into these images. You might see something of yourself.


About the Author: Larry

With over 25 years of diverse professional photographic experience Larry brings depth and insight to his work. His style is described as a unique mix of wedding photojournalism and scenic portraiture, capturing "beauty... as it occurs naturally". Larry attended the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California and is an International Award winning member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association and an active member of FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS.

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  1. liz Constantino says

    Beautiful!!! Tom and Katie are very special people. I pray God takes them through this journey quickly and their normal life returns to them as soon as possible! They have two beautiful girls that need their wonderful parents home!!!! God please take care of Katie. God never fails!!!

    Great pictures of a true love story! Thanks for capturing and sharing!!!

  2. Jodi Powell says

    Was with my daughter as she went through this journey. And it is a journey. I will pray for strength for Katie and Tom. God will not fail. To watch your children go through this is devastating to say the least, which is nothing compared to what the patient goes through. When you can do nothing for your child but be there is one of the hardest things a mother will do. I pray for Tom to have strength to go through this with Katie….and Katie to have strength to endure every chemo she needs. And to come out cancer free. I pray for Katies parents to have strength as she goes through this.

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