January 30, 2013
Well this is a bit of a personal session for me as this beautiful woman is my mother. For all of my childhood she put her needs last in order for my sister and I to have what we wanted (needed or not). She has suffered from what most moms, including myself do…Lack of time for ourselves. Pampering has never been something she has had the luxury of although she works hard and deserves it. So while she was up visiting this past week I wanted to do something special for her. I wanted her to be able to see the beauty that is on the outside that matches the inside. I did her hair and makeup and helped her relax and have some fun! We had plenty of giggles and outright bursts of laughter and had an incredible photo shoot.
Glamour portraiture is still a bit tabu as the 1st thing you think of is BIG HAIR AND BAD MAKEUP from the 90’s but I hope by doing more of these sessions women realize it is not about those things. It is about giving yourself a day to remind yourself that you are not limited to being a wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, employee, or housekeeper of your manor. YOU ARE A VIBRANT AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND YOU DESERVE THIS!
Once we completed this session I showed my mom her unedited pictures and I cannot begin to tell you the joy it brought to both of us. For the 1st time in her life she knew she was beautiful and fully believed in herself what others see. She saw the beauty that is her and not her age or what she feels are her struggles with her figure…she simply saw the beauty of herself as a woman.