Instead, I argue that women grow more feminine, graceful, elegant, and sensual over time. These traits come with maturity. Mature women don’t have to try hard – it’s easy and natural. It’s just that with work, life, kids, relationships, and everything else, we often forget to pause, and enjoy our natural beauty. We’re busy managing so many aspects of life, that we don’t take time to slow down, settle in, and celebrate our feminity.
So why bother with photos for “no reason”? Isn’t it just frivilous? Absolutely not! Doing modern glamour portraits reminds us that we’re women – not just a mom, a wife, an entrepreneur, an employee, or any of our other roles. It’s a time to unplug and unwind. Hop in the makeup chair, and for the next couple of hours, you get to just be present, in the moment, and feeling pampered, primped, and beautiful. During the session, you see the back of the camera, and get instant validation on just how lovely you are. Yes, on more than one occasion, this has brought up tears. And that’s okay. It’s pretty powerful to reconnect with that part of yourself. We’ll share a hug, and then lots of laughs, oohs, and aahs, as we continue on. And the best part of this brief “indulgence” in focusing on yourself for a few hours? You’ll have the beautiful photographs to remember this day for the rest of your life!
Whether you choose to share your favorite images with a loved one, place it on the mantle as a beautiful memory, or it gets handed down to your grand-daughter who will cherish her beautiful grandmother, it’s a special moment – a rare moment when you decided to do something for you. Not to be selfish, but to celebrate yourself. To rejuvenate yourself, to experience something that makes you feel beautiful, in touch with your grace and feminity, and makes you a little more alive and renewed to be the best you that’s always there for others.