It all started with a headshot.
Nancy knew she was overdue for a business portrait and reached out to see if I could help her out. As we got to talking and brainstorming, we realized there could be many more portraits in store for Nancy.
We could get the headshots she needed, sure! But why stop there?
I suggested Nancy might want to consider stepping outside the corporate box and trying out some personal portraits during her session.
After all, she was going to look absolutely FABULOUS with the help of our pro hair and makeup artist, Scharle from Bella Mariposa. This session could be the perfect time to celebrate a picture of her whole life… her life beyond the office… her sassy side, her funny side, her flirty side, her caring side.
Nancy means so much to so many people and if anyone deserves to feel beautiful inside and out, it’s this woman!
When I met Nancy for her Style and Concept Consultation, I was absolutely THRILLED at the sight of her gorgeous red hair. Don’t you LOVE it?! The second thing that hit me was her smile. followed closely by her contagious laugh. Nancy is fun, fun, fun! Within 10 minutes of meeting her, we were chatting and laughing like good friends.
As the mom of three boys, a busy professional, and an amazing wife, Nancy doesn’t always have time for herself. (Doesn’t that sound familiar?) It had been a while since she had portraits with her family, but even longer still since she had portraits of HERSELF. She wasn’t sure she would like or want many pictures of just her, but I was determined to reward Nancy with an empowering Beauty portrait session and gorgeous images to match!
The laughter continued all throughout the morning. In no time at all, Nancy was rocking the poses and we were all really enjoying our time together. Our glam session wrapped with delicious catered lunch. We savored the last of our Norman Love chocolates together and steeled our nerves for the arrival of… the wild ones!
As a mom with two kids of my own, I know the stress of prepping for a shoot and I know the secret hopes all moms harbor as they wish for and dream about the “perfect session”.
I know that Nancy hoped to have some great new portraits, but she had some anxiety too. Nancy was worried her boys would be too wild. She was worried her husband would not be a fan of the time spent in studio. She was worried she wouldn’t be able to pull together the right looks for their clothes.
But let me tell you, every worry fell away when we made these magic portraits together.
So how did the shoot go?
Were the boys spirited? Sure! I would expect nothing less!
Were the clothes perfect? Heck yes! Nancy’s careful planning and our preparation texts back and forth consulting on what to wear sure paid off.
Was the husband happy? How could Mike NOT be happy with a wife as gorgeous as Nancy!?
I told Nancy, and I’m sure I’m not the first to say this, that she has got a bunch of models living under her roof! Check out these handsome fellas!
The icing on the cake to this beautiful portrait experience was designing wall art décor.
If you’re the lucky guest at Nancy’s home, I’m sure you will agree “that woman’s got style!” (She’s also the hostess with the mostest! I heard tell about some pretty awesome parties. But that’s a story for another day.) I wanted to create portrait arrangements that would fit perfectly into her beautiful décor AND honor the love this family shares.
Now every night as the family climbs the stairs to tuck into bed and every morning as they rise and shine, they’ll get to re-live and enjoy the memories they made together.
What could be better than decorating your home with love?
Nancy, thank you so much for sharing the day with me! You are a laugh riot and a genuine soul! Thank you for showing your family love and very importantly, for taking time to show YOURSELF love with Beauty portraits just for you! I will photograph you any day of the week, my friend!