A few months ago, we were contacted by Wish Granters, a non-profit organization based out of Boise, ID. This organization grants wishes for adults facing non-age related terminal illness. After hearing the story of Jeff and Julia Conradi, our team was ready to jump right in and capture this once in a lifetime portrait series for this special couple.
I connected with Julia right away and felt her warm heart and love through our conversations. She shared about Jeff and some of his story and his battle with cancer. We worked out the details of our time photographing and made our plans to capture their getaway to the coast. Due to some medical complications, plans were put on hold temporarily. After some recovery time and a little extra rest, Jeff & Julia made their way over to the Oregon Coast and we had a wonderful time together.
Agate Beach presented a cool and foggy sunset here in Newport the evening of their session. It was perfect for the snuggles in front of the camera along our scenic coast. You couldn't help but witness that Julia so lovingly watched out for Jeff as he made sure every step Julia made, he was holding on to her. They both comforted and took care of each other. There were a few tears and lots of smiles, shared stories and emotions, and we were honored to capture that during their time here.
Their love and story is as beautiful as they are...
For more information about Jeff and his battle, or for ways to help, you can visit his GoFundMe here: https://gofund.me/b8a6b760