Here are two sessions I've done recently at the new studio. Each of them beautiful women. Each had excuses for not doing something like this. Does this sound familiar:
"I need to lose some weight."
"I never get in front of the camera!"
"I need portraits of my kids, not me."
"My last portrait was my high school senior portrait."
"I'm not what I used to be!"
No you're not. You're more than you've ever been. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, a woman with a career. You have many hats. You are pulled in many directions. But you are lovely. Don't think so? Don't listen to that aweful voice in your head. Listen to your loved ones, your friends. You are younger than you'll ever be. You have a story, and a beauty that shines within.
Gorgeous, isn't she? One of the most beautiful women I know, inside and out! Valarie is a wonderful wife and mother, an talented English teacher, and an awesome spiritual warrior.
Mitzi is a talented speech pathologist, wife, and the mother of two gorgeous daughters, one of which just named 1st runner-up in Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2014 pageant. As a mother of a much-photographed daughter, she was uncomfortable with the idea of being in front of the camera. But we wound up having a blast, and she looks amazing!
Both of these women are courageous as well...they let me take "before" images! Still beautiful...