Sonja's Mother's Day Out Beauty Portraiture Session │ Northern Virginia

Sonja was one of the winners of my model call, a former coworker, and fellow curly-haired lady with whom I chat about favorite hair products. I'd always admired how sharp and on top of things she was at the office. I still remember when a water main broke in her neighborhood towards the end of her pregnancy and it ruined both her car and apartment. She was like a machine in fixing the situation (I definitely would not have been so poised!). When I received her model call entry, I just knew I had to photograph her:

As the mom of twin toddlers, my life of work, family, and other obligations has left me harried and weary. I cannot remember the last time I took some beauty time for myself and, quite honestly, am a teeny bit intimidated by the idea. But I would love the opportunity for this portrait session which, among other things, would remind me of the beauty and energy of who I was before becoming “mommy.”

I think anyone who sees Sonja's final images would say this mom has definitely not lost her beauty and energy!

See what Sonja herself had to say about her morning of pampering by professional hair and makeup stylists, a customized portrait session, and a glass of champagne with French macarons!