Last week I introduced you to Jessica and mentioned that she had a +1 for her beauty experience. Sara, was that +1. Sara too is a mother at two and a wonderful wife. She is charismatic and has so much spunk. Sara leads a very busy life as she not only is a mom and wife, but a student too! She currently is studying to be a dental hygienist. I have to give her so much credit for continuing her education while raising two little ones. With all that activity on her plate, there doesn't leave much room for pampering, so a day of beauty, friends, and photographs was the perfect escape.
Like Jessica, Sara was such a positive person to work with. She smiled all day (with the exception of the "pensive" poses) and kept us laughing. There was so much good energy throughout the session that I could have shot for several more hours without noticing the time. She worked the camera and never squawked when I contorted her into awkward poses. I loved the variety of looks we got from Sara too. She just kept transforming. And with her that day, she brought a unique piece of jewelry that she requested be part of the images. The necklace (worn in the upper right hand picture) was the necklace that she wore on her wedding day. What a beautiful piece to adorn a beautiful woman! I loved that she brought it with her and was able to incorporate it into the session. Whenever I look at those images, I always think of a modern day Greek Goddess.
Because Sara is such an amazing sport, she had agreed that it would be okay for a dear friend of mine, Kathleen Frank (of Kathleen Frank Photography) to film the experience in order to make a behind the scenes video for my website. I am excited to say that the video is in the final stages of production and Kathleen has done an AMAZING job! I am eager to share it with you. So this won't be the last you will see of Ms. Sara! Til then, here are some of the images from her portrait experience.
And as I said previously, even more rewarding than a good image, is the positive feedback from a client. Here is what Sara said about her experience:
"Thank you so much, it is not often that a woman as a mother and either working or in school, gets a chance to feel like a spoiled movie star. The champaign, makeup and wardrobe change made the experience feel like I was doing a magazine shoot. Everyone was fantastic. Friendly and not at all awkward, it was relaxing and no one was judging. It was a blast and thank you for giving me a day off".
All I can say is that the experience was well deserved and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to work with Sara! If the effort you put into the session was even half as much as you put into your every day life, there is no doubt that you will be a success. I look forward to continuing to see what next challenges you take on! You are certainly an inspiration to all mothers out there. It was such a pleasure getting to meet you and work with you.