Earlier this year I traded wedding photography for a stay at Britt & Spences Luxury cabin in Bear Lake in The Reserve. I waited to cash in until October, and I'm so glad I did. My dad has been battling an aggressive form of stage 4 prostate cancer for the last 3 and a half years. We haven't really ever been given an answer of how long he has, but just before this trip, doctors found 3 new spots where his cancer had spread. This meant more surgery and his 3rd round of Chemo, and as we've recently learned through biopsies, his tumors are very rapidly growing. We got this rough news just before the trip, and it was so good to be able to have our own little haven at beautiful bear lake to go spend time all together as a family. We are a large clan now, and not everyone lives close anymore, so it was kind of a miracle that we were all able to be there. It was such a good trip. We did family photos while we were there, and I will treasure these people and these photos for as long as I live.