Who doesn’t love to see JOY on the face of their friend, their loved one, or even someone they’ve never even met before!? Joy is one of those authentic expressions that we all love seeing and long to feel. A few months back I started a hashtag on instagram called #joyportraits. At the time, I didn’t know it would turn into an important part of my business, but now I see how I can bring even more meaning and depth to a portrait session.
The other day it was snowing like crazy, and it was really cold. I loved the idea of the contrast of winter and spring, of bright colors against the pure white backdrop. And I love moments like these ; one on one, where I get to connect with someone and reveal through the lens a glimpse of their beautiful and unique spirit.
Brandi and I had a sweet time of running around in the snow and taking photographs. After her experience, she asked if she could write a guest blog post about our time together and of course I said yes! I’d love for people to hear from the perspective of someone on the other side of my camera. Here’s what she wrote:
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.”
After I read this from Brandi, I felt sooooo grateful. I felt so happy that something I desire so much (that my work would be a true gift to others, that people would know their authentic beauty- the kind that on one else in the world has, and that people would be moved by the images because they made them feel something) was actually coming true.
I’m thankful to Brandi for writing these encouraging words, and I’m thankful to all who have had the courage to get in front of the camera like this, because it’s not easy.
As I’ve been dreaming about a way to offer more sessions like this, Brandi spurred me on to put it out there!
So I’m offering JOY PORTRAITS.
The solo joy portraits will be $145 with an option to have a custom-made flower crown (I made the one on Brandi). If you have a few friends that you’d like to gather, I can do solo JOY PORTRAITS for $99 each (with a minimum of 3 people).
Brandi and I are also planning something special together; a unique ‘soul care’ collection for women to come together, understand more deeply their beauty and worth, and will include joy portraits among other special offerings.
I can tell you more details when you get in touch to set one up! Please E-MAIL me or CALL TODAY if you’d like to know more at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to my website to see some more of my work and fill out the contact form there.
Thank you for reading and I CAN NOT WAIT to capture your joy and authentic beauty!
(p.s. I’m running a contest for those who share and comment that they shared about Joy Portraits. You can win a FREE session… to learn more check out my post on my facebook page)