December 6th, 2008, Dia married her sweetheart, Cameron. They stood in the church that was the site and means of their initial meeting, saying their vows and devoting their love and lives to each other. Everyone in attendance knew they were made for each other. Dia was absolutely radiant around her sweet Cam, and he was always so loving and kind to his precious bride. I had the honor to photograph their wedding that day, and remember it like it was yesterday. Delicate flakes of snow fell from the sky and nothing could have made the day more memorable and perfect for them.
After two years of marriage, Dia and Cameron learned they were expecting a baby! Cameron was so excited to be a Daddy and was thrilled to keep the news as their own little secret for several weeks. They wanted to wait until the baby’s birth to find out whether they were having a son or a daughter, so they planned and prepared with names for each gender and dreamed with such excitement about their future.
In January, Cameron suddenly passed away and went to be with our Lord. In the midst of this complete tragedy, among all the sadness and questions of why, Dia clings to her faith that our God is good. He is slowly bringing her through this time – along with the help of so many of the same family and friends who were part of that perfect day in December more than two years ago, and with the happiness and anticipation of meeting their beloved baby in a matter of days. A baby who will continue the legacy of Dia and Cameron’s love for each other.