Emily, and she will not mind my telling you this, was someone whose life was touched by Cancer. The dreaded stuff of nightmares came and visited this gorgeous young bride-to-be, and made her life pretty unbearable.

But not to be undone, Emily battled her way back to health and achieved her one aim, her single mission for her wedding day, the one thing that was not to be denied to her, to walk down the aisle.

There has been much reported in the local press about this, but not the whole story. For unbeknown to Emily, I too was going through a battle with Cancer at the same time, a similar cancer in as much as we both had Lymphoma.

Today, even though I have been staring at this image for what seems like an eternity, I’m not afraid to admit I cried like a baby as all the emotions that were so evident on the day, came flooding back to remind me of just how precious life really is, and just how fragile we all are.

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Technical stuff

Canon 5d SR – Focal length 50mm, ISO 100, f/2.2, shutter 1/100.
Lighting – Single video light directed at the couple.

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