Courtney friended me on Facebook because she was friends with the other girls that had their photos taken by me. She is 24 and has had 5 children. Not all of them live with her. She has had an incredible hard beginning of life and I wanted to take a day and just have her be pampered. Sometimes taking photos is more than just a click of a camera. It is transforming a woman and having her see her true beauty. I enjoyed getting to know her and by the end of the day she is more than just a friend of a friend.
During her photo shoot she loved all the clothes that she got to play dress up in. Especially the handmade black tulle skirt! I thought for a moment that she would be wearing it home! She felt like a princess for a day!
Seeing her images and getting the feedback from others made her see herself in a totally different way, as a beautiful woman... not her past but her future. This is why I do what I do, right here, that moment of pure joy and love.
Below is my favorite image from her photo shoot, and below that you will see her before photo along with others from that day.
As always... click through to see all of the images