This is Dee, my niece. If anybody deserved a beauty session, it was Dee. She is a strong, bold, intelligent, natural woman. She is dedicated to her husband and 2 young daughters. You will often find her cooking something amazing as she prepares to feed a large group, cleaning the house, or running off to a PTA meeting. Her home is one of character and love. Her heart is big, her voice is loud, and her hands are full. She was so excited to get "pampered" and step into a world she has not touched in years, one focused on her and allowing her to let her guard down and only think of herself. Not feeling comfortable in front of the lens... she was perfect - absolutely stunning. Because she is perfect to me, to her daughters, to her husband. Thank you Dee for trusting in my vision and stepping outside of your comfort zone. You ARE a beautiful soul, fearfully and wonderfully made.
CAN YOU IMAGINE...
If for a moment
we could realize that we are enough.
that what we have to offer the world
is a true gift that nobody else has to give.
If for a moment
we could tear away our fears
of letting ourselves be in all our beautiful glory
and the world will look at us and be glad.
If for a moment we could know how beautiful we are.
That our imperfections that have held us back
are really what makes us most special.
If for a moment
we could capture that moment
when our heart and soul are content
and we begin to radiate...
Knowing and owning in that moment
we ARE beautiful,
always and everywhere.
You know the session is off to a great start when you get belly laughs right away.
You don't always need a huge smile to show happiness and beauty.
What a beautiful and strong soul.
The kind of smile that lights up a room.
Every woman wants to be beautiful and IS beautiful... I see it. I can be a hypocrite when it comes to looking in the mirror and wrinkling my nose, not liking what I see often times. Yet I look at the women around me... and I see a beauty that they often haven't even discovered. I don't see the imperfections, like I see mine. I love watching the women in these beauty sessions make a transformation of discovering that yes... they ARE gorgeous. That is has been there the whole time. Hiding underneath all the hugs for their kids, the dishes washed. The attention to a spouse... The carpets vacuumed and the meals prepared. The worries and the hurries and the lies of beauty in the media. We often forget ourselves in the purpose of providing love and care for those around us we love. It's time we reclaim ourselves back. It's time to look into that mirror and rejoice in what we see. (I too am working on this...). Treat yourself to a beauty session soon... you SO deserve it!!!
Albuquerque, New Mexico portrait photographer Kat Oswald specializes in photographing women and those they love. Her focus is photographing women in a way to showcase their beauty, to help them feel empowered, to document them and their loved ones, and to create heirloom legacy pieces for generations to enjoy. Exist in portraits - for those who love you so.... Because you are truly a beautiful soul - fearfully and wonderfully made.
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