I’ve been hearing about this photoshoot for years. No – really! My step-sister Michelle had told me for years that she wanted to have a Mother/Daughter portrait session with her daughter Lauren. Finally, she told me a couple of months ago “THIS is the year!” I was so excited! It was perfect timing too – as one would expect, the addition of a studio means that I can now shoot people at any time of year, no matter what kind of weather we are having. And of course, Minnesota is blessed with widely varied climates, so at any time we could be in the midst of rain, humidity, cold, heat or snow. My studio also has a wall full of windows, which gives amazing light most any time of day. We opted for an early December date for their session.
After finalizing props, lighting, and the rest of my studio set-up over the past few months, I was ready for Mo and Lo. They came in with numerous awesome wardrobe options that we could coordinate together. And even though Lauren swore she would never be seen in a dress again, she agreed to wear not just one but two – and they were both amazing! After they worked with my hair/makeup artist, we spent time to photograph each of them alone and then the two of them together, and captured them in 5 different outfits. Before we knew it, we had spent almost two hours together.
Mo and Lo came out to the studio for their Image Reveal Session about two weeks later. They were thrilled! Even Lauren, who vowed to never wear a dress again, really loved seeing herself in her beautiful outfits and photos, and she chose a number of her dress photos as her favorites.
Michelle + Lauren, I’m so happy that you love your beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see them in your home!