Talk about bringing out a rarely seen serious side!! When Dena came to me for portraits, she told me she wanted to showcase the playful, goofy side of her personality. She has a very sweet daughter and spends a lot of her time playing with her. I loved hearing that and it was a reminder that I need to play with my kids more – I could definitely use a dose of 9 yr old silliness
But, as we were creating her portraits, I noticed a side of her that was confident, bold and a bit sassy and I totally went with it. I made sure to capture some of her silliness, as well but I was really drawn to the more serious side of her. I felt like she was in a bit of a transformation where she was starting to take herself a little more seriously and embracing the strong, intelligent woman that she’s become. I felt that because she told a little something to that affect in our consultation But, also because she really showed me that in our session. Sometimes, clients will tell me one thing and then show me another. I was honestly a bit nervous about showing her her images because I did focus less on the playful and more on the confident side but was surprised & thrilled when she invested in the more serious images. Sometimes, going with your instincts pays off!
“Yay! Thank you Mariah Smith for making me feel beautiful!” – Dena H