Category Archives: Portrait
Sasha Rivard – Fulop
I miss you so much my friend!! I still hear your unique laughter & remember all the times we played dominos, sipped wine & generally goofed off. You were truly one of a kind!
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On Sunday morning just after 9am I got the call I have been dreading about my wonderful, beautiful friend Sasha Fulop. She had passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Even though I lost track of the times I cried while she was hospitalized & knew it would come to pass at some point, tears once again overcame me as I tried to sort through all the emotions I was feeling. Even though you think you have prepared yourself for the inevitable the whole universe comes crashing down on you & your heart rips to pieces. Sasha, who had become one of my my best friends since I shot her wedding was gone & I just couldn’t process it. She was 33 & absolutely loved life. I never heard her complain about her misfortune & she fought the fight like a tenacious pit bull, never believing she wouldn’t make it. She loved to dance, eat sushi, dress fashionably, play Dominos, enjoy good wine/ good food & anything to make you laugh. She was beautiful in both mind & spirit & I will always love her & never forget her. The first photo is the one I love the most & the rest are from the photo shoot I posted earlier on my blog.
Sasha was our team captain for “Fight Like A Girl” entered in the the Dragon Boat Races the last two years.
RIP till we meet again!
I consider Sasha my best friend. I first met her when I documented her wedding and we became fast friends. She had battled cancer back then and it has re-occurred twice since. Through all the ups & downs she continues to be a true inspiration to everyone who know her. Here’s a woman who will not give in to this disease in any shape or form. She remains positive, strong and involved in the community. She recently won an award for her dedication to others from the Cardiac Wellness Center, a true role model and I am privileged to have her as my friend.
Sasha allowed me to document her journey visually through photography since after the wedding and I wanted to share some of the most recent ones with anyone who reads my blog. She is living proof of the desire and will needed to keep this horrible disease at bay.
Cancer has touched most everyone in their lives and we all want it to be eradicated for good. The Dragon Boat Races are coming soon and Sasha will have her team rowing for cancer research again. Even though she will not be able to participate in the rowing she will be our captain.
In June Britton Images Photography will host the second annual GNO to benefit Sasha’s team, “Fight Like a Girl.” For anyone who attended last year please mark your calendar tentatively for June 9th. It was awesome and will be again!! 90 women attended and we hope to have the same or more this year. Tickets will be $15. More info to follow.
The following pics are some of my favourites. Thank you Sasha for your friendship and, most importantly, thank you for being “you.”
Nancy from Ottawa brought her father Eli, into the studio for a portrait session to celebrate his 90’th birthday. You can see what a handsome man he is. I loved his spiffy suit and tie and of course his great sense of humour. He kept me in stitches during the time he was here! So great to do what I do just to meet great people like Eli. Happy Birthday, Eli!!!!!