"I'll be 60 years old next year, and I've never seen aging as a bad thing. You know, I love every age I've ever been." -Nancy
Is it still considered rude these days to ask a woman her age? I don't think it should be. Is age something we should be ashamed about or apologize for? After all, do you know the women I've met in my short half decade as a full time photographer? Do you know how incredible they are?
We launched Luxe Portraits about two years ago, and in that time I'd say about half of our clients have been aged 45-65. And do you know what I've learned again and again? That I, at a mere 27 years of age, haven't seen anything yet. The women I photograph are wise, beautiful, comfortable in their skin, sexy, strong, vulnerable, and they are so inspiring. Yes, my 21 year old clients are beautiful too - but I think a 21 year old woman is easier to convince to be photographed than a 55 year old woman.
"I'm too old."
"I've gained weight."
"Can you fix my wrinkles?"
"No one wants to look at me!"
I don't know about you, but when I look at my wedding photos (taken only six years ago), I marvel at how different I was then. I can only imagine who I'll be and how I'll want to be photographed when I'm 40 and 50 and 60 and 90! In fact, next week Jordan and I are having family portraits done for the first time since our wedding. We don't have kids yet, but someday I'll show them who we were in 2017.
After her Portrait Reveal, Nancy said, "I can tell you this. I love looking at my mother's beautiful pictures. I always wish I could have known her when she was young. Her pictures are dear to me. So I would say do it for yourself and also for your family. It was so lovely to see that Mitzi was able to capture who I am at this stage of my life. I don’t want to try to look 20 or even 40 but it is sweet to feel glamorous and special. That essence is captured in these pictures."
And you, when was the last time you were professionally photographed? We include outfit styling, hair and makeup, and your family is even welcome to join you at the end. Send me a message here if you'd like to get in touch.
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