30 Strangers – Day twelve

by justin on June 19, 2012

in 30 Strangers-2012

The doctors told Kelly she’d never be able to have children. Ten months after she got married, she gave birth to a beautiful little girl. That was eight years ago, and it’s the only time she’s been able to get pregnant.

Then, this conversation when these pictures were being taken–
Daughter: Mom, why are you shaking?
Mom: Because I’m crying.
Daughter: Why are you crying?
Mom: Because I’m thinking about how much I love you.

mother daughter portraits

mother daughter portraits

30 Strangers


30 Strangers is a fund raiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Hil June 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!


Anonymous June 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

WOW, very poignant. And beautiful pictures.


-B June 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

That 2nd one… the one with the hair… yeah.
That’s what you want out of this project. Just like that one and 29 more times. Nice job.


Geo June 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Gorgeous. #2 is weep worthy.


ellen patton June 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

I’ve never met Kelly but I’m a big fan of hers. These photos are beautiful.


Kelly McCaleb June 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

Justin you’re killing me! I cannot wait to come back and order me some prints. Thank you again, a thousand times.


Ashley S. June 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Beautiful work!


heather nan June 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Oh heavens! That second image is perfect. Just might have choked up a little at this story.


angee June 26, 2012 at 10:56 pm

This story is touching. Made ME cry, and I don’t even know them.

Wow! All these stories are amazing! I can’t wait for more!

Thank you for sharing your gift with the world! You have such a talent.


Gloria July 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Love the eyes in the 1st one…


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