What do you get when a librarian books a birthday shoot, complete with book confetti & paper flowers made from pages of book?
Fun fact: if you’re feeling anxious, Lelu will come across the studio and press her body against you to calm you down. She’s basically a therapy dog, and I’m not mad about it
This babe booked her shoot the day before her 30th birthday, and she had ALL the glorious ideas. During our first few discussions G shared with me,
“I have never felt very photogenic, and wrestle with what it means to look "good" vs to look "like me"!”
to which I stated WHY NOT BOTH? Clients often feel this way, and so much of this comes back to down to all the things we are taught about what it “good” and “ideal” in a physical capacity. The reality is, how YOU look, as you ARE, babe that is the complete and utter ideal. No one on the face of this planet is you - and that deserves to be celebrated. I might be biased, but I’m pretty sure G loved her entire experience. She shared the following after her experience and it’s all the good feels inducing:
“I was riding a rollercoaster between excited and nervous during the whole process up to the day of my photo reveal. Through it all I had the positive experience of friends and acquaintances (multiple folks in my circle have worked with Ann Marie before, and all recommended her 100%) and, above all, the honest, supportive, hilarious presence of Ann Marie herself, holding me up and guiding me every step of the way. I am a natural hectic mess (think: late, disorganized, forgetful) and that girl dealt with it all with a professionalism and friendly finesse that I appreciate beyond measure. She helped me see a strength and beauty in myself that I will truly cherish for the rest of my days. I have never before met a photographer (nay, any professional) that has crafted a process as thorough, inclusive, and enjoyable as Ann Marie has.”
If her words aren’t enough, check out all the glory below.