I recently had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful woman named April. She is the mother of 4 talented and caring children. She cares for and encourages all the kids in her life – related or not. She is involved in her church and community, has a huge heart for young mothers and really wants to help people live better.
Her children purchased a Mother’s Day shoot as a surprise but unfortunately she was so ill over Mother’s Day weekend we had to reschedule. Last weekend I met up with her and had a wonderful time.
She mentioned that she’s the type of person who will appreciate the gift but if she doesn’t personally like the photos she will say thank you and then hide them all forever. It was my mission to make sure she liked the photos!
We started out slowly to get her relaxed and comfortable. There was a really nice bench we could use that – I think – gave her the opportunity to sit and not worry so much about what her body was doing. She opened up and her personality came shining through. She was hilarious and absolutely adorable.
After sending her the link to her gallery she thanked me for making her feel pretty. The thing is, throughout the hour long shoot, there were multiple times I looked through the lens and said “Beautiful,” “Gorgeous,” and “You look great!” I know where she was coming from saying thank you but I simply took a photo of a beautiful woman.