Before you were a wife, a mom, or even in a long term partnership, you were just you. You did things on your own; you celebrated friendships, birthdays, holidays, and shopped for events without another person’s outfit in mind.
Change is not a bad thing, and moving on to new roles in life is a wonderful progression! Sometimes after years of your new identify as a wife, mom, or partner, though, you can forget the person who exists when all of those factors are put aside. That isn’t to say your new identities are bad or hold you back in any way, but every once in a while it can be a comforting reminder that YOU still exist, outside of all your new labels.
When you spend time taking professional portraits of yourself it can be a huge confidence boost! Some of us need that extra step to feel like “us” again. Getting our hair and make up done, spending a few hours in flattering poses, and then seeing prints come to life can be the re-set some of us need to be refreshed. It feels so wonderful to see the YOU that you have been missing return!
Not only do photographs make you feel good, but it is also a wonderful example to set for your children. Yes, this experience is for you, but your children are watching. They see when you take time to celebrate yourself. They see when you value portraits of yourself. They will see the beautiful matted prints you bring home and display for years to come. What better positive example could you set for them than loving yourself so much that you exist in print?
You and your family will have these photos to look back on for years to come. Remember, even if you don’t think you need them, or feel like you aren’t photogenic, there is ALWAYS a need to document the person you are today. Don’t wait for the “perfect time”…it will never feel like it! The actual perfect time is whenever you decide that you are worth photographing. I will help you along the way. You don’t have to know how to outfit plan, how to do your makeup, or what poses to do; all of that is my job! Let me show you just how perfectly photogenic you are right now.