Angels Among Us

There are angels among us! To kick off my Legacy series, I had the privilege of photographing Ed and his granddaughter Ashley. Ed and his wife opened Stritesky’s Flower Shop in 1971 and ran it for 41 years. The doors finally closed in 2015. Ed was the face of the flower shop and was one of the most generous and beloved men in the Roanoke Valley. He was known to deliver flowers in the snow, and he frequently drove to nursing homes just to donate surplus flowers. “Eddie” (as called by his granddaughter) is a very special and generous man, and it was my joy to capture him together with his adoring Ashley. I know Eddie’s family will treasure these portraits forever.