This post is a bit different from what you normally see here.
For years I’ve been wanting to do more lifestyle sessions…more editorial work…shoot more women. This is really the first set of images down my journey on this road.
This is Kate. And she’s an actor. Oh, and a mom and a total BEAST at Crossfit…and she works at my favorite restaurant. (If I could afford to eat 3 meals a day there I would and nope I wouldnt feel bad about it). She started following our work years ago, hearing about us through a friend at the Grill who’s wedding we did. Whenever we would come in, she’d make us feel like a million bucks…like celebrities…she’d walk by our table and giggle and smile and say wonderful things about our work that boosted our ego’s and made us fall in love with her. Every time we came in she would say, “One day I have just got to have a session with you”.
2013 came. And it was time.
About half way through our morning together, Kate said this.
“Ya know, I really needed this for my career and for acting…I needed these pictures. But I think I needed it more as a woman.”
I could have kissed her. You see, she gets it. Everyone needs this. Everyone needs to have something that documents WHERE YOU’RE AT. Right now. Your mountain. Your valley. Your life. These moments.
It’s one of the reasons I’m now offering boudoir sessions for my brides (more on this to come soon!). As women (mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters), we need to feel like we are the only girl in the world…for a time:)
I hope I was able to give this beautiful girl something she’ll cherish forever. Kate, thank you. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear. You are loved.