Tammie Mitchell Tarver and Starla

Last August, during Fresno’s record breaking heat, I photographed mothers from a Central Valley support group.

When I photographed Tammie Mitchell Tarver at Woodward Park, the temperature was still over 100 degrees. We could have rescheduled for cooler temperatures and better light, but grief does not wait for perfect light.

Tammie Mitchell Tarver honors her daughter Starla with a tree at Woodward Park. From the tree, Tammie can see Valley Children’s Hospital where Starla spent many of her final days.

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3 Responses to “Tammie Mitchell Tarver and Starla”

  1. Thank you they are beautiful

  2. A beautiful job. You have such a way with telling a story through your photos. I’m always touched by these.

  3. Bryan Farley says:

    Thank you Tammie Mitchell Tarver and Amy Wood Fienen. I really do not do much, except listen with my camera. The beauty you see is the people in the photo.

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