This session is really close to my heart. Mother & daughter images are something I wish I had more of (including of myself and my mom), and was thrilled to hear that Naaz picked her mom for this session to capture some wonderful mother & daughter images.
Naaz was the lucky winner of a contest I held on my Facebook page. For those not in the know, I hold contests on my Facebook page every once in a while where the prize is usually a free session of some kind – and if you DIDN’T know, I suggest you go and “like” the page immediately for future contests. ;) There were a lot of entries for this contest and the winner was chosen at random; Naaz seemed over the moon to win the session and decided to take the chance to capture some fun mother & daughter images. We planned a short session to hit up two locations, Prince’s Island Park and a spot close to Rotary Park that’s very famous for a wonderful view of downtown. As it turns out, there were a ton of people at Prince’s Island Park also enjoying the wonderful weather, and it made a perfect scene for some mother & daughter images. Naaz and her mother made the comment that they have a very similar photo of the two of them with geese (similar to the one below); it was great to recreate something for them from their past. :)
My mother is very camera shy, so getting her to do this kind of session would be like pulling teeth. In the past when attempting photographs as a family, she’s been known to let her eyes wander and miss the lens completely. But as we get older, the importance of these kinds of photos only grows deeper. I know how hard it is to be in front of a camera – you feel vulnerable and exposed, but having these images is such a priceless thing. I’m so glad Naaz chose her mother for the session and that we got to capture these mother & daughter images for them to enjoy for years and years to come.