“Pretty Mommy” – A Perfectly Imperfect Mother’s Day Celebration / Concept Shoot – by Charleston Family Photographer Valerie and Co. Photographers
Watch the video first!
In an early celebration of Mother’s Day, we decided to put together something extra special!
It is truly a precious thing that, to a 5-7 year old girl, Mommy is the most beauuuutiful woman in the world. With-OR-without makeup, Mommy is perfect.
As parents, our kids trust us no matter what, and (most of the time) they know who’s in charge. For this shoot however, we reversed the roles a little bit. We put the daughters in charge for a little while! They had full reign of what they think Mommy’s makeup should look like. The moms owned their new high fashion looks with pride! At the end of the session, girls got to enjoy watching Mommy do a mini-fashion shoot with her new makeup. We had so much fun! (Have you watched the super sweet video yet?)
My “real job” of course is a Charleston family photographer, but I love coming up with concept shoots to feed my creative soul. My original idea was more in line of how funny it would be to photograph moms with makeup a little “off”! (Haha! I’ll admit that was my original thought.) However, this concept shoot quickly morphed in such a beautiful way and melted my heart. As I photographed these special moments between mothers and daughters, I saw the love and the trust. I laughed at how the moms hid their fear as daughters brought mascara wands toward their eyes. The patience of the moms really made me smile. And OH! THE LITTLE GIGGLES! The giggles were absolutely the best. (I even caught one giggle on video from Kaia, did you hear it? Ah, so sweet!)
So THANK YOU, from the bottom of my artist’s heart, to all the moms and daughters who participated in this concept shoot. Thank you to all the dads and grandmas who babysit the other kiddos so these moments could happen! (And thank you for your willingness, to those who volunteered for the time slots that filled so quickly and we couldn’t get you in.) I hope all of you had as much fun seeing these pics and videos as I did taking them!
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