Everyone Has A Story / Absecon photographer captures "wholeness from inside" of women with mastectomies

Donna Andrews has been a portrait photographer for about 11 years. From time to time she would get a woman client who would ask to have nude photos taken.

“I felt comfortable,” said the fine arts major and mother of four, who lives in Absecon. “I did it in a classical style.”

Then Susan Rosenberg, 41, of Linwood — a special education teacher in Atlantic City who had breast cancer, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery — asked to be photographed nude. She wanted an album for her boyfriend, Jeff LeFevre, of Linwood, who had been “my biggest support” through 18 months of surgeries, Rosenberg said.