At different points in our lives we experience happy moments, but also tragic ones. In this emotional photo series, we see how one person overcomes their dark past and stands strong immersed in the light of their new beginnings. As a portrait photographer, I realized that we have the unique gift and ability to share our emotions with the world and bring change to those around us. During a dark time in my life, I needed an outlet to share my thoughts, and that's when I picked up my camera and shot this emotional series of portraits that documents finding hope in times of darkness.