I started to simply share these on my personal Facebook page, but decided it was best put in a blog post. As many know, my granny was diagnosed with breast cancer around Christmas. She had a mastectomy in February and recently started chemotherapy.

Today, her hair started to fall out. So our very good friend Jackie - she & her sister (& their families) are way more than friends, they are part of our family. But anyways, Jackie came up to granny's house to get rid of the hair.

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Before we started, we were told "Do not put my bald head on Facebook!". While I documented that part, we are not showing it right now. I love the wig, and the fact that she no longer has to worry with fixing her hair kind of makes me want one lol.

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Shauna Hargis Photography
Shauna Hargis Photography

It was a bit sad, but granny is doing very well with everything. She has always been one to not let stuff bother her too much. That is a trait I so wish I had inherited, but instead all I got was the green eyes, allergies, and neck problems. So cancer is scary and we don't know where this road will lead but we will just put our trust in God and know that he is watching over her.

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The first of this month my granny had to have a mastectomy due to a recent diagnoses of breast cancer. So far everything is looking good and there isn't any signs of cancer anywhere else and we are so very thankful and grateful for everyone's prayers.

Right before the surgery I decided to get some pictures of us. It had been forever since any of us had an actual portrait taken with my grandparents and my son had never had one at all. So I got everyone together (well, mostly everyone since my sister couldn't make it) and did some family photos on their land in Alpine which is located in Middle Tennessee.

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My Family - Middle Tn Photographer - Grandmother & Grandson
My Family - Middle Tn Photographer - Grandmother & Daughter
My Family - Middle Tn Photographer - Grandfather & Grandson
My Family - Middle Tn Photographer - Grandparents & Grandson
My Family - Middle Tn Photographer - Grandfather & Daughter


Tomorrow will mark the beginning of a long journey that my Granny Georgie is forced to take. So far we have had as good of news as is possible. Today we were told that the cancer has not spread outside of the breast and lymph nodes. So that is amazing to hear. She will go in for a mastectomy first thing in the morning. With any surgery there are risks, but God has gotten us this far and I have to have faith that He will bring her through this as well. If all goes well, she will start with chemo in 4-6 weeks. That will not be easy either, but with the test results she has had so far, the chemo should work to stop the cancer. So please her and my family in your prayers. As well as all the other families out there fighting the same battle.

And because I almost never get in front of the camera, we got together last weekend to have some family photos taken. We went to my grandparents' farm in Alpine, Tennessee. It is a small community located in the mountains of Middle Tennessee where I grew up. I had to break out the tripod and remote timer that I purchased last year to get these images.

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