Thursday, July 2, 2009

RIP Naomi

One of Jacksonville's very talented wedding photographers, Naomi Williams, just passed away yesterday morning. I met Naomi early this year, as her successful photography business was growing and she was searching for other photographers to shoot weddings for her studio. When I met Naomi, she was enthusiastic, very intelligent about wedding photography, and clearly in love with her career. At that point, no one including her knew anything was wrong. I shot a beautiful wedding at the Ponte Vedra Inn for her, and shortly after, learned that she had gone to the doctor with complaints of a pain in her back, underwent several unsuccessful back surgeries, then found out that it was stage 4 metastatic melanoma, a form of skin cancer. It quickly spread to her spine and lungs. She was just 29, and leaves behind a husband and 3 year old son.


BH said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. What a shock. I pray for this beautiful family she leaves behind.

Jennifer Ring Photography said...

This is so sad. I can't imagine how hard this must be for her family and friends. Especially her little boy. Although I didn't know her, my thoughts & prayers are with them.