Kristina grew up across the street from us. She is not only one of my kids best friends, she is family to us. Actually, it is because she had a baby boy 2 years ago, that I started taking pictures of him and fell in love with being behind the camera.
Kristina was bullied and picked on as a child for her weight, even though she is the most beautiful women inside and out. Because of being picked on she has an incredible heart and will give any one a chance. She loves working with people and the elderly. She has worked in nursing homes and sees first hand how some of them are treated.
When she looked at herself in the mirror she said "oh my god! I look like Marilyn Monroe, only with brown hair!" Marilyn Monroe has been Kristina's idol since she was a little girl, it made my heart smile when she said that. Her make up and Hair was done by me.
I have always wanted to take Kristina's photos to show her and the world how gorgeous she really is. She calls me Mama Bear just like my own kids do and I love her as my own. I would move heaven and earth to help her if she needed me. Below you will see my favorite image from her shoot and underneath it you will find her before photos with other images from her day at the studio.
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