In this line of work, I meet a lot of people. Some people are fleeting acquaintances in life. Others, like Chelsea Santucci, have a powerful impact on me whether they know it or not.
Fit Nation Magazine assigned me photograph Chelsea working out at CrossFit Salvation in Cape Coral. When we met, I was blown away, not just her physical beauty but there was something in her face and eyes that was so genuine, unique and honest. I spent just over an hour shooting a few portraits and some action shots of her working out, the entire time completely in awe of her and her story. After the shoot I couldn’t help but give her a hug and grab a quick photo with her thanks to gym owner and trainer Lauren Brooks.
Later as I was editing the shoot I brought my kids, ages 4 and 8, over to see some of the photos and explained to them how important it is to live each day to its fullest, never give up and never stop doing what you love, just like Chelsea.
As luck would have it we ran into Chelsea a day later while leaving a restaurant and both kids immediately give her a hug, apparently I wasn’t the only one she had a powerful impact on.
Read the story here http://fitnationmag.com/crossfit-out-cancer/
Her story in her own words here http://bloodieknucklez.com
Support the fight here http://www.chelseasarmy.com
CrossFit Salvation http://www.crossfitsalvation.com