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My good friend, LA musician Nelson Miranda, approached me about doing a green screen photo shoot for he and his (about to be) fiance - wanting to know if I could put them in the center of a full hockey arena. His fiance Christina - has Stage-4 cancer. They've dated for years but when she was diagnosed earlier this year with inoperable brain cancer - Nelson has moved mountains to fill up their time with as many things that makes her happy as possible. And Christina LOVES - and I wish I could make "LOVES" in 200pt font here - she LOVES hockey. They were dressed in their own gear. LOL. They're hard-core fans for sure. I shot them against a green-screen and then used Photoshop to do the rest. It was my gift to them. I believe in miracles. I've seen them happen with my own eyes. So I'm not giving up on these two. I think there's so much love between them; it's a joy to be able to witness such a beautiful thing. I'm honored to now be a very small part - but a part - none the less - of their story.
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A beautiful photo and a beautiful story. I agree with @caricakes that is not the amount of time, but the quality of that time that you spend with each other. I am happy that Nelson is so supportive and Christina is clearly loved.
This is so heartwarming! They look like a great, fun couple. Thabk you so much for sharing their story! I wish them the best and that she would be cancer free...I agree, miracles can happen!
@JonPatrickHyde You are seriously becoming my favourite photographer of all time! The stories you tell through these incredible pictures are just so cool and thoughtful. I wish them well, and hope that yours and their faith is well rewarded
Oh my god, this is such an amazing story and such a beautiful picture. Best of luck to the both of them.
Great shot Jon and I wish your friends the best. I know how tough it can be to keep high spirits in situations like this, and it warms my heart to know they sought out to do such a fun shot. Good on you for shooting this for them.