Amber Jones’ fiancé called their wedding off a few days before the ceremony. “I think we all imagine a bride being left at the altar under dramatic circumstances. But ultimately, it’s a very quiet moment,” said Jones. “A letter left at the hotel. An empty aisle. Or a whisper before the door closes." In tears, she called Leah Dorr, the wedding photographer. But instead of canceling the shoot, they used it for healing.
“We decided together that documenting the grieving, she (and her family) was going through had potential to be powerful and meaningful,” said Dorr. “I have never experienced or witnessed anything like this kind of strength. Amber is of warrior status!” The photo shoot wasn't a trite demonstration of "look how fast I got over you!" instead, it showcased grief and family bonds. And in the end, that's all that matters.