One of my good friends from high school was diagnosed with breast cancer on her 31st birthday. Despite that terrifying news, she has taken the challenge like a champ. She’s kept her incredible sense of humor throughout it all, and is completely inspiring. She’s a total hero in my mind. She gave me the honor of taking photos of her just after her last chemo treatment, before her hair grew back. She knew that having portraits of the “Bald Mandi” would be something she’d want to have in the future. I had so much fun shooting these photos with her! Even though it was only in the slightest way, I was so glad I could contribute to her recovery in the one way I know how… through photos.