I know I’ve written about this before, but I will never fail to be amazed at the friends I’ve made via blogging.
Several months back, I received a comment from Kelly Corrigan. Kelly Corrigan! Before that, when Kelly’s book The Middle Place came out, I’d inhaled it in three days–and I don’t do that very often. The book is Kelly’s story of getting breast cancer as a young mom, just as her beloved father is diagnosed with cancer. And if that sounds like a downer of a story, prepare to be surprised. Kelly is such a lively, witty writer that the book is as hilarious as it can be heartbreaking. (Click on that link to the book to read an excerpt and see for yourself.) And once you read it, you’ll never forget the charming character that is her father, George Corrigan. Trust me on that.
I haven’t yet read her new book, Lift, but I’m getting ready to inhale.
Anyway, Kelly wanted to know if she could use a few of my photos for a little project she was getting together. (I believe my response was Are you kidding? Of course!) She also wanted to know if I knew anyone who could help her make the video.
Do I know anyone who can make videos? Um. Yeah.
So I gave Kelly a link to my photostream, and H worked with her on the video. The kid learned a lot about working with a client, being willing to make changes, last minute deadlines. When Kelly was struggling to find enough photos, I sent links to the photostreams of my favorite mama photographers. I wasn’t surprised that she loved the work of kate and molly as much as I do. (Met those two via blogging too. Continually amazed, I tell you.)
Here’s the beautiful video essay that Kelly came up with. You might recognize a few familiar faces in there.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVq9_la1Hg]
Hope your Mother’s Day is just as heartwarming.