I used to be a stay-at-home mom when my girls were little. I remember the days of living in sweat pants and going three days between showers. It was a long stretch between date nights, and some days I was so tired I couldn’t think straight.
I remember lying in bed at night and cataloging all the things I did wrong that day. I yelled at my daughter, I was bored playing with her and walked away to do something else, I didn’t feel like taking her to the park so we stayed home and watched tv.
When we fall into bed at the end of the day, we want to feel like we did our best. And we do. We do our best.
All of that pressure we put on ourselves. We sacrifice and usually put ourselves last. And I’m asking you to put yourself first, to engage in some self-care.
Having your portrait taken may not seem like a way to recharge and take care of yourself, but in my studio, it is. From the moment you walk in, you’re taken care of. Sit down, take a deep breath, have a cup of coffee – one that stays hot and you don’t have to microwave five times before you finally throw it out!
Your hair and makeup will be expertly styled just the way you want it. I’ll go through all of your outfits and help you decide what to wear. We’re in no rush and we’ll take as long as we need. Grab a snack, have a second cup of coffee, and let me guide you through different setups, and pose and light you to bring out your best features. My assistant is on hand to do touchups and help style you.
When you see your portraits, you will be thrilled with how beautiful you are, how relaxed and at ease you are in front of the camera. Your portraits will bring you joy every time you look at them. And can you imagine 30 years from now when your children have your portraits hanging on their wall? It’s the best legacy to leave. Because they will look at you fondly, with love, as they remember what a great mom you are and how many opportunities you gave them and how you are the heart of the family and raised them to be the people they are today.