Carolynne St. Pierre was a maternity nurse and mom who was known for her wit and dedication to her family. So when the 44-year-old mother of three (pictured here with her youngest, EJ, 5) was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer, she set out on a mission to spend as much time with her family as possible, and ultimately, to die with them by her side.
Photographer Preston Gannaway began spending time with the family in 2006 alongside reporter Chelsea Conaboy for a story about balancing life and a terminal illness for New Hampshire's Concord Monitor. What started as a newspaper article soon became something much more, as Gannaway continued to shoot the family after the story ran. "I think it goes without saying how close Chelsea and I got to the family. We became part of the inner circle during those months," said Gannaway. Click through to see the series of photographs that earned Gannaway a Pulitzer prize and now serves as a touching memory book of Carolynne and life after death titled, Remember Me.