Monday, February 18, 2013

Mother and Daughter Session: Mary and Melodie

Melodie has grown in front of the camera with me. In 2009, I placed a search for models to help with my illustration work. Neither of us knew what we were doing, photographically, but she was game to go along with any idea I wanted to try with my camera -- four-mile hikes at dawn, nighttime jaunts through a crowded neighborhood, and an epic six-hour illustration session complete with theatrical period costumes and props, to name a few.

In return, I had the good fortune of photographing many milestones in her life, from opening night with her band to her wedding and new baby.

Now, I'm very excited to be including photography to my creative services. When the time came to add the Mother/Daughter session to my repertoire, I knew she needed to be involved.

As you can see, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Melodie's mother, Mary, was a bit apprehensive, having never truly spent time in front of the camera, but she was an absolute natural. Most importantly, the beauty of this relationship beams in their images. It's the documentation of a very special bond, unlike any other, and one I'd love every mother and daughter to experience.