For those of you that follow my work/my blogs you know how passionate I am about supporting other Moms. And part of that is… every so often, if it fits in to a session, I’ll give Mom a chance to have her own time in front of the camera to have a picture of herself to see how beautiful she is in the midst of getting spit up on, having her hair pulled and being pulled in 15 different work-life directions.
What I’ve found, though, is that I’ve been getting caught up in the “it’s most important to get shots of my kiddos” from some sessions … that sometimes I walk away from a shoot and don’t include the solo shots of Mom. And I kick myself every. single. time!!! And let’s be honest, not many Moms are going to say, “Hey, can you take a couple of individual pictures of me” because, well… we’re Moms and we put everything (and everyone) else first.
So with that… I’ve decided that I am going to make sure that this shot becomes not just an “every so often” shot, but instead a 100% staple in every single photo shoot that I do… AND that it’s a complimentary print that I’ll include in every package because I KNOW you will feel all weird about buying a picture of yourself… So I’ll do it for you!
So even if you “aren’t very photogenic” (<– could have fooled me) or if you “feel weird being in the spotlight” (<– just means you need to put yourself in the spotlight more often) or that you “don’t know what you’d do with the picture” (<– give it to your husband to have in his wallet/on his desk… or put it up on your mirror in your bedroom for those tough-on-yourself days to remind yourself of how gorgeous you are!)… I’m going to offer this portrait shot to you. Because you deserve it… because you’re all beautiful… and it’s time to OWN IT!