Most brides-to-be plan to have their dream weddings filmed and photographed-but for Lainie Schultz, photographing the days leading up to her wedding has led to an outpouring of support and admiration across the nation.
"Since I have been diagnosed, I only want to help others see cancer as I see it-and not to fear it," says Schultz.
In 2008, Schultz learned she had both stage-two breast cancer and Li-frameni syndrome, a rare disorder caused by a genetic mutation. Emily Harris, a photographer who had previously done work for Schultz's sister-in-law, contacted the bride-to-be, asking to photograph her cancer journey and wedding planning.
"[Emily] happened to call me the day before I was planning to shave my head, and I said, 'it was fate you called to come over tomorrow. Let's get this story started!'" says Schultz. Joseph Jones, Schultz's now-husband, shaved his fiancée's head weeks before the wedding.
The day was far from sad; the room was filled with plenty of smiles,Read More »from Photo Diary: A Brave Bride's Battle with Cancer