For today’s Friday tradition I was only going to share this wonderful article I read, but then thought, hmmmm, why not show off this beautiful tiny button sleeping in the arms of mommy! She was exhausted by the end of our shoot and just wanted to close her little eyes…babies usually don’t make it past half hour of a photo session, but this one was a trooper! (One whole hour!)
Here’s that great article I mentioned if you’d like to read on. I feel it relates to an important aspect of finding ourselves and the beauty within each and every single one of us to be able to express and communicate true love into our world and into our lives. Reminded me of why I chose to focus on boudoir photography 😉
Happy weekend to all!
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“But Geneviet, how can you even think about doing something like that, I hope you’re not serious!” said mom as she trailed off into thought about what her daughter was about to get into. Only a couple of months ago did I meet such an incredible little woman at a seminar that had left us with tears and wonder, and the kind of energy that could be felt in the air for days after it had finished. This young lady, stunningly beautiful in even the hotel lobby kind-of-light, had just smiled down at her tiny 3-month bump when I asked her how old the baby was, and we hit it off instantly. And after waiting for the best month for the belly to show round and proud, she was willing to do just about any of my crazy concepts. As her mother, her brother, and I drove around with her to scout for a good location, I began to realize that Cinco Ranch is not exactly a place to photograph a half nude pregnant woman surrounded by classy houses and an all too normal kind of neighborhood. Sure enough, as we parked and worked ourselves to the top of the tiny waterfall located just off of this busy street to the left of us, I couldn’t believe how the sound of cars driving by suddenly vanished and the little bump (actually, not so little anymore) came to life in this surrounding of nature and water rolling down the gorgeous rocks bellow her.
“We should do a complete nude shoot before she is born, because out here, it would just look beautiful!” I said laughing out loud a little for such a blunt suggestion. “Ok, let’s do it now,” she replied as she folded up the fabrics we had just used, and as mom peeked over at us with shocked confusion at what had just been said. Sure enough, with such determination to have her first baby captured in such a pure and natural way, there was absolutely no chance mom was convincing her that she had gone crazy. As I drifted off into my memories of some images I had seen a couple of years ago of this beautiful maternity shoot done in the middle of some forest with tall trees, I began to think about what we needed to make it just as great. Yes! We absolutely had to do it, and as I came back to the current conversation, I could only hope that Geneviet hadn’t change her mind. She lightly rolled her eyes at mom as they kept talking, and carefully placed on makeup to the rest of her lips.
The point to this story? Just do it! One day, you will look back on your life and think about all the things you could have done but were too scared to even think about it. Mom became a huge collaborator, placing her touch of flowers around Geneviet, while little brother kept a lookout, making sure that no one was about to lay eyes on his sister while the shoot was going on. And Geneviet, as she stood glowing and tall, became light as a feather, as she embraced one of the most important moments in her life and held it dearly in her hands. Thank you for taking your time and showing us that, to live fearless, is the only way to live.
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