in Paris with Sue and Jill | phoTobin photography

September 25, 2012  •  2 Comments

This week has been nothing short of amazing.  Eight women came together from 4 countries for 1 reason.  Jill Conley.  Jill is a radiant woman who is so kind, thoughtful, freaking funny and in a fight she can’t win against cancer. 

In the 4 days Sue Bryce, photographer, Hailey Bartholomew, filmmaker, and the rest of us were working on Jill’s shoot, Jill was amazing, vibrant and grateful.  And even though we were all there for her she was also always looking out for us.  She is a very special person.  She is not only and inspiration to women who are going through or survived breast cancer she is an inspiration to all women to love our bodies just the way they are. 

In January creativeLIVE is dedicating a day to tell Jill’s story.  Hailey will be there teaching a workshop on fusion video and will world premiere the documentary she made this week then.  That’s when you all will have the chance to see what an amazing girl Jill is and hear her story from the best person who can tell it… her.

I know I usually have exorbitant amounts of details and lots of thought diversions when I blog but I think this experience will take a long time to process in my brain.  The emotions (and boy where they a lot of emotions), the experiences, the friendships, the journey that this group of women took and will now continue, even though we go back to our 4 separate countries and lives, to be on together.  Jill will change the way not only women with breast cancer look at it and themselves but how the entire world looks at it.  You can be beautiful, sexy, radiant, full of life even after a double mastectomy and here is the proof.

 

more photos visit Sue’s blog

 

I will be forever grateful for being invited to join this journey and to now call Jill my friend.  

Good night from Paris.

 
 
 
 
 

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Inta G(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing with us this great project. Pics are breath taking. I would not expect anything less from Sue.
But she shower her another great dimension - generosity.
I wish the best to Jill She is so brave and gorgeous.
Have a great day !
Inta G (one of the junkies:)))
Gina Renee(non-registered)
Thanks so much for taking the time to blog from Paris. So excited for Jill! Her story brings tears to my eyes. She is so beautiful!
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