Stephanie Necessary, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA:

The family I photographed has been through a lot. It was a mother and two young children. Last year, the woman’s estranged husband shot and killed the woman’s boyfriend in front of the two children. Their family has been rocked to the core, and it has taken a lot for them to get back in their feet after this. Last month, they got their first apartment since the murder – and are a family on their own now – independent without assistance. These photos will grace their new home, displaying their beautiful family of 3 :)