MPW.68 / 2016 Grace Under Pressure by Dougal Brownlie
Photographer
Dougal Brownlie St. Joseph, Mo.
Team Cliff & Vi

Story Summary

Renee Ross joined the Voss family twelve years ago bringing order, structure and a caring personality to her new environment, and breaking the stereotype of the “wicked” stepmother. Everyday life, both at work at a family-owned golf course and catering business and at home with a physically and mentally impaired teenage child present constant stress. Despite the constant bombardment of obligations, Renee and her partner overcome their worries in their own separate ways. “In the heat of the moment is when I am calm,” Renee says. “How [Brad] deals with the stress is to go hit a bucket of golf balls.”