I’ve always disliked “before” and “after” images. Maybe not the images themselves, but the words before and after in relation to the images. To me they insinuate that the “before” was not good enough. That is certainly not a message I want to put out there. We are ALL good enough. I think we are all beautiful, in our own unique way. As a woman who knows the sacrifices of being a wife and mom (willingly of course), it’s easy to lose ourselves in that role. If we are not mom and wife at home, we are employees or employers who ultimately have to answer to bosses or clients. Our days are usually about someone else’s needs and we often forget that we are important too. So this post is not about a before and after but more of a mom/wife/taxi driver/nurse/psychologist/teacher/all-the-hats-we-wear, to “me” post. For about 3 hours, Laura was just Laura. Not mom, not wife, not any of the hats she wears daily, but just Laura. And trust me, Laura needs to be just Laura every now and then. She has 6 kids aged 12 to 4 ! Enough said.
With kids at home with dad, Laura came to my studio to be pampered. We did her hair and makeup and then did a photoshoot of just “Laura”.
This is Laura.
The great mom,
and the list goes on…
She is beautiful.
And this is “just” Laura. She is beautiful.
We all need a break from the everyday. As much as we love being all those things to all those people, we sometimes forget about ourselves. Especially moms. I’d love to remind you that you are important and beautiful. Behind the “what’s for dinner?”, the “she touched me!”, “is my red sweater clean?”, “my tummy hurts”, “have you seen my math book?”, “have you seen my shoes?”, you are still you. Come be pampered. Have your hair and make up done, put on a fancy dress and be photographed as you, all glammed up. The portraits will be a beautiful reminder for not just you but for your other half, your children and even your grandchildren. Choose to exist in photos! Whether you are 20, 50 or 90! Tomorrow is not guaranteed.