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Portraits with Barbara | Phoenix

When Michael and I were in Phoenix for Christmas, I got to take beauty portraits of his mom, Barbara. She is one of the kindest, most gentle souls I know and I am so lucky that she is my mother-in-law. Along with being a wonderful mother to four grown children, she is also a librarian, speaks Spanish fluently, and volunteers in education at The Desert Botanical Garden. If you are ever in the area, you should definitely make visiting it a priority!

Since we drove to Phoenix from the Bay Area, I brought most of my studio equipment, so I was able to take a variety of photographs for Barbara. I love photographing women who are over forty because they know who they are and I enjoy showing them how beautiful they are. This culture is obsessed with youth which is detrimental to women of all ages. There is so much beauty in confidence, wisdom, and a life well-lived, and I love being able to capture that.

We began the portrait session with a focus on professional photographs and utilized my studio lighting and white, seamless background. Then progressed to natural light and beauty portraits. Thank you, Barbara!

Professional woman portrait

Those green eyes are killer! And I love that her daughter Laura was her fashion stylist for this photoshoot.

professional woman headshot

Mother portrait photography

beauty portrait of woman over forty

Portrait of mature woman

beauty portrait of woman over forty

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