I have worked with Parenting OC Magazine now for quite a few years. Each month for 11 out of 12 months a year, there is a new assignment and often there is little time to prepare. I love the assignments, the challenges, meeting new people and shooting in places I have never been. I have always made it a personal challenge to be able to shoot anywhere, and working with Parenting allows me to rise to that challenge each month. In most cases, I will shoot natural light and bring lighting as a backup. We are thankful for amazing retouchers and will shoot hundreds of exposures to get the perfect one. Recently I was asked if I was up for the challenge of going to 5 different retail locations to photograph 5 female entrepreneurs. I would then photograph a 6th session in the studio of all 5 women together. Of course I was up for it, and to meet 5 amazing successful women is even more fun! We laughed, some shed a tear – that is the younger ones – and we pulled every trick out of our camera bag, to get smiles, reflect light and capture relaxed expressions. These women ARE not only successful, but amazing Mothers. With children at their heels – literally – each and every one of them get out of bed every day and be the best that they can be. This best can vary by day. Sometimes its great at business, other times car pooling, and most often – just making sure the littles eat on a regular basis – all while checking their companies bottom line. What is amazing to me, is that beneath it all – we are all the same. We all want our children to be the best that they can be. We all want t be able to chase our dreams, build successful businesses and raise our children who are the future – the next generation. I am privileged to have shared a laugh, relate to a story and just mingle in the amazing presence that each of these women bring to air – each and every day!
Thank you to these amazing ladies. I wish you nothing but continued amazing success!