A portrait is not about the makeup, the hair or the clothes. It’s about seeing who you really are on the inside, discovering the many sides of you and reconnecting with yourself.
Every woman has a different reaction to seeing her portraits. Watch these woman talk about what they expected, see their portraits for the first time, and reflect on the experience afterwards.
“The pictures are a reminder that I’m not just the mom and the wife, but somebody else that kind of got lost along the way.”
Ariane had an emotional reaction to seeing her images because it brought up memories from a time in her life she hadn’t visited since having kids.
“I’d forgotten that I really like my smile…I don’t know how but somewhere along the way I forgot so it was nice to see it again.”
Tanya had a session with her daughter where she was both photographed with her daughter and separately. We focused on her for this video which made her realize something.
“It’s a good feeling looking at the pictures. There’s a lot of beauty that I don’t always see in myself.”
Kimberly felt joy seeing so many sides of herself for the first time. It helped her realize how important it was for her daughter to have a picture of just her as a physical reminder of their relationship.
“The longer I look at the pictures, the more I see so I’m getting to know myself.”
Kate discovered seeing her portrait was a chance to get to know herself better. She saw parts of herself she hadn’t before and also reconnected with younger versions of herself.
“I’m not always confident in how I look but when I look at the pictures, I see a beautiful person who’s happy.”
Kristin was surprised to find that she loved all of her photographs. She felt a sense of confidence and happiness and seeing herself how she truly felt on the inside.