Brittany is a beautiful girl from Montana. She had Cystic Fibrosis. This weekend she lost her battle with the disease. My heart is heavy for her family especially her Mom Michelle who I got to meet and enjoyed spending time with a couple of months ago.

The back story is – I was asked by my neighbor, Tom, to be the “paparazzi” for his latest “Wish”. Tom has worked with “Make A Wish” Foundation for 18 years and Brittany had asked to be a Princess for a Day. It was so fun to be a part of the whole thing and to hear the updates from Tom as we got closer to Wish day; “We got Nordstroms to donate…”, “They are going to have a police motorcade…”, “Suite at the Hyatt..” , Tiffany’s, spa treatments, make-up, restaurants and on and on. Part of me was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to hold back the tears but the whole experience was so upbeat and positive and I feel blessed to have been a part of it.

Here’s my favorite shot of the day –


A link to the TV news spot –

A link to my album of the day –

And the families blog –

It was an honor to have known you, Brittany