I recently had the opportunity to photograph the Gates family. This photo story has been several bittersweet months in the making. As you may recall from my previous posts, Corby (aka Mama Gates) and her sister, Carrie both got to celebrate the birth of daughters within a year of each other. Unfortunately, shortly after giving birth to baby Elise, Carrie discovered she had ovarian cancer and tragically lost her battle with cancer in January of this year. As she had always wished, her sweet daughter Elise now became her sister’s child. And so the Gates family went from 3 to 4: Toby, Corby, Amia and Elise. God has knit this family together through tragedy for His glory and it is an honor to be a part of their journey.