It is impossible to begin writing this because I could write a novel on Tracy. The hard part is even saying it, but my soulmate, best friend and partner Tracy has passed away. To begin to talk about this brings great and unimaginable sadness, but I remember that for the past year and a half that very moment has been full of joy. Joy is what Tracy brings to life. I know you can see through her images that they encompass joy or any other pure emotion. Tracy has such an amazing eye for beauty and for living life. I am so grateful for my time with my soulmate and know that few people in their lives find and feel what we had. Tracy has taught me how to take in every moment and we thoroughly were involved in life for every passing moment. We were lucky to be a part of other soulmate’s weddings and to capture the gift of love. I am so happy that all those couples she has photographed have their images taken by the eye of such a passionate and creative individual.
I have gotten the question about the future of the photography business. I am going to continue on her legacy of capturing joy and love to the best of my ability. I always aspire to be like my love and want everyone in the world to always see her beauty. As I always told her, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” She is the most significant and beautiful person I will know and she will be a part of me forever. I am happy to all her friends out there who acknowledge Tracy’s talent and hope that you all believe I am honoring her talent as I continue on with photography. Tracy taught me how to photograph and I will never be able to be as perfect as her, but I will try to make her proud.
My heart breaks for her amazing mom Cathy, sister Roxanne, Jimmy, Tom and Tracy’s son Evander who I look at as my own plus the many other family and friends of Tracy. I am honored to call them all my family and friends and am so happy they have experienced such a tremendous person in their lives.
We would tell each other a Robert Fulgrum quote we thought wrapped our love up:
“We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatable with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness- and call it love- true love.”
Without an ounce of doubt we had that and I am forever grateful to be extremely weird alongside Tracy.