In our lifetime, we will encounter others who leave a lasting impression. In my experience,
these types of impact have been the result of chance encounters. This past weekend, we captured
moments from an event hosted by Kid ‘n Capes; a non-profit organization that has worked tirelessly to
bring community awareness for survivors of abuse. While were there to document the
COURAGEously Blue Tie Gala through photographs, little did I know it would have such a lasting
affect on both of us.
The evening was filled with music, laughter, tears, heartfelt poems, interpretive dance, and
moving stories from survivors. In the group of abuse warriors, we were graced with the presence of
William Paul Young; the author of The Shack. For those who are unfamiliar, Mr. Young’s book reached
the New York Times’ bestseller list, was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s show, and was developed into a
very powerful motion picture. Paul, as he prefers being referred to, offered hugs instead of handshakes,
an anecdotal view of his life, wife, and adventures in grandchildren, and a very personal, powerful
message about overcoming personal adversities and obstacles that once felt insurmountable.
We are grateful for this experience, and are honored Kids ‘n Capes trusted us to capture Gala
moments from our lens perspective!
“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people
the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the
uniqueness that they draw out of you.”
― William P. Young, The Shack