Tracy’s portrait session came about via her husband who wanted to give her something extraordinary for Mother’s Day. He came to me after seeing my video for Mother’s Day and we talked about how important it was for mothers to have their portraits made. He understood my philosophy about creating something the family will cherish for generations to come so when Tracy felt guilty about selecting so many pictures of herself at the reveal, he replied, “the people who love you will want to look at you.” They have a young daughter and her husband said he would love to give her a portrait session as a validating and valuable experience for her when she is older.
Tracy’s session produced many beautiful images and I had a difficult time culling them. We ended up doing two different backgrounds, dark gray & black, and outfits. It took Tracy some time to ‘visit with herself’ at her reveal and she kept changing her mind as she narrowed down her favorites. The images she was attracted to initially changed the longer she looked and as she discovered parts of herself that maybe she didn’t think about often. While she was not attracted to the more serious, dramatic images initially, she ended up picking a couple of them. She told me that she tried to pick images that represented different sides of her. Tracy ended up choosing all the images with the black background. Black creates a dramatic look and feel and with the simplicity of the black dress looks classic and timeless.