We recently had a portrait client that came to us with a sad and heavy heart. Circumstances in her life had left her with a lot to bear all at once, the worst of which being the loss of her mom.
Now I haven’t lost my mom, but I have lost my dad and I know the pain that brings you. It is one like no other and time never really gets rid of it. But for her, this was fresh, she was still in a state of mourning.
During her makeover, she seemed to have a little fun, she had a small smile for us here and there. But for me that wasn’t enough, I wanted to see that smile I knew she was hiding. I wanted to see that beautiful woman we knew was in there.
The moment she left our makeup chair I was determined I would get that smile, I would get an image of that connection she had inside her.
We went through several outfits, backgrounds and poses and you know what? I got that smile, I got that connection I was looking for and once she saw her images you could see she was in love!
That, my friends, is why I love doing this work. We love showing women their beauty again. Giving them that pep in their step as they walk out our door. It’s a transformation we see happen over and over again and it’s what we live for. The service we give our clients to push them to loving themselves again, is second to none and I am so proud of that!