'We Walk for Nan'

"I was 25 years old when I found out cancer would take my mom from me."

That's how my friend Emily starts her beautiful piece on Millennials mourning

Yesterday, we gathered at the MOCA Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer 5k in honor of her mother, Nan.

I never knew her. I met Emily about a year after her mom passed. But I count the Kaisers as my Minnesota family (not sure how they feel about this?) 

I brought my camera to practice my manual settings during a high sun time, and I'm so glad I did. 

There is something so special about this family and their many close friends. 

As Jim Walsh once put it, "The Kaisers were and are saints, straight up."

And thank you, Nan, for making an appearance as the sun climbed over the hill. 

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Megan's Head Shots

Anyone that knows Megan knows that she is hilarious, spunky, smart and full of life. Now, how do you capture that EXTREME HIRABILITY in a head shot? This afternoon I set out to find the answer.

Sure there were times when Megan asked me if people would think she was wading in a swamp and I tried too hard to make her smize, but I think we did OK.

I may or may not have left my "get it, girl" sign somewhere in a park in Edina.

I hope I did this amazing ball of energy justice. 

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