I spent a year working on posing for women of all shapes and sizes. Learning how to take photos at a more flattering angel and how to best edit so the true beauty shined through and it didn't look like a fake photoshop notrealperson. I put out a model call and Wendy and her beautiful family answered. And I was thrilled before I even met her. But then I met her and I was floored. Not only was she a natural beauty but her spirit was amazing. Her and her mother and daughter were a dream come true! Watching the three of them interact brought me to tears a few times. To see how strong her mom is and to listen to the stories of all she has overcame made my heart so full. To watch her daughter laugh and play with each of them reminded me of my own Grammy. To be in the presence of such strong women was something I will never forget. I was so inspired by these women and so grateful to have found them.
Mother's Day is coming up and I am reminded of my own mother. I only have pictures of her now and someday that is all that is going to be left of all of us. I know as women, we don't take photos because we need to lose weight/get our hair done/tone up/ or a laundry list of other reasons we convince ourselves of. That we are not worthy of being in photos. You deserve to exist in photos. You deserve to have photos of you and your babies hanging on your wall. Your babies deserve to have photos of you long after you are gone. They will cherish those forever. They will look at your smiling face and the love in your eyes. To them, you are perfect because you are mama. All they see is love.