Sweet 16 is such a lovely time! Full of hope, youthful excitement, and the innocence of the age.
I met with lovely Maryclare and her doting mom Lucille for a Sweet 16 photo-shoot. As soon as Lucille and I began speaking on the phone for our initial consultation, we knew we had a connection. We both valued kindness, family, and memories above all else, and believed that photographs were immensely valuable in securing the happy times for our children for life. I asked her some questions about her vision for the photo-shoot and combined it with my own to bring her and Maryclare's dream photos to life.
On the day of our session, Maryclare was absolutely beautiful, cool and decisive, and she helped make this photo-shoot a breeze. We took some fine art photos that showed off her special gown, and also some fun and playful ones. We combined studio and outdoor to create some variety of classic, contemporary and joyful looks.
When I shared the first sneak peek, Lucille said "I am in tears. If one picture makes me feel this way, you better have two boxes of tissues for when we meet." And of course I did! There is no better compliment for me than tears of joy and emotion when I share the gallery.
As a mother of two girls, I identify with the emotions deeply. I myself am watching the years fly by and my little baby dolls turn into big kids. I can only image how much bigger the pride, joy and tears will get in another decade!
Here are some images from behind the scenes and some of the finished portraits I made for Maryclare. Enjoy!
One day you turn around and see that your little girl has become a young lady. Happy Sweet 16, dear Maryclare!!! I am so thrilled to be a part of your memory-making!
behind the scenes, we had so much fun :)
(many thanks to dear Lucille for sharing these with me)
Do you have a young lady in your life who is about to turn 16? Or maybe has a celebration to capture?
I would love to make this memory last for her and the whole family! You can find me at [email protected] or 862-812-2313.