It is with such sadness and a broken heart that I write this blog post. If you have followed along with me, you will know that I had the honor and privilege to photograph The Enablers a few weeks ago. It was then that Ms. Rachel Strange walked into my world. The Enablers had just hired a female lead singer and needed new pictures for their band to promote this fabulous addition.
Sadly, early this morning, Rachel became an angel and is now singing her beautiful heart out and watching over everyone she loved.
While I only knew this sweet lady for a very short time, she touched my heart and made an impact immediately. I have spent all day seeing Facebook update with beautiful comments and sweet memories of this incredible girl. I was thinking today and talking about her kind soul… while many of us only knew her for too short of a time, she made one heck of an impact on many lives. Rachel was the girl that you felt was your best friend and you had known her forever. 27 is much too young to leave this world. She loved fiercely and you never doubted it for a moment.
I am blessed to be able to call her a friend. I am blessed to have heard her sing. I am blessed to have had the honor to photograph her at a time in her life that she couldn’t even imagine the possibilities.
Her facebook page has been flooded with thoughts and words that could move mountains… my hope is that some of these memories will bring a little bit of peace to her family and those that love her.
I am broken hearted for our loss. However, I truly believe that she would want everyone to remember the smile, the love and the laughter…so I will end with something she said the 2nd time I heard her perform…
“Everybody has a little bit of strange in them… but you can’t have THIS strange”.
Rachel Strange… you are the most beautiful strange that has walked in and out of our lives.
the following images have been shared by those that love Rachel on Facebook