So there are these women that we know.  And they are the ones who are holding it all together… holding us all together.  They are the helpers and the teachers and the comforters and the peacemakers and the keepers of our homes and somehow, though it seems to be a mystery to those around them at times, they are capable of making many great things all happen.

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These are the women that will call me up and then gather their loved ones together to be photographed.  Because they want to capture these fleeting moments in time.  Sure their families might give them a hard time, but in the end, they have these beautiful memories, captured in print to be enjoyed and treasured for years to come.

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But usually, there is one thing that these women all have in common.  They rarely take time to think of themselves.  And probably mostly because they are too busy thinking of everyone else.

A few days ago, I called in a favor.  Because I decided to purchase a beautiful new camera and I wanted to test it out.  So I asked a few of my mom friends to come and do a mini session with me.  It’s a bit unheard of, the idea of asking a mom to come without her spouse or her kids or family and just take some time for her own personal session.

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But in the end, it was so, so good.  Because as a portrait photographer, I truly believe that every woman should have a gorgeous portrait of herself.  One that she loves and one that captures her incredible spirit.

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I know for fact that I have many wonderful pictures of my husband and many wonderful pictures of our kids.  Oh, and many of our kids with my husband.  But I’ve realized that I don’t really have many pictures of myself, much less any good ones that weren’t taken on my iPhone.  But as odd as it seems, there really is this part of me that would love to have a beautiful picture of myself.

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So here’s my challenge.  Think of the amazing women in your life.  Think of the moms, the grandmas, the aunts, the friends.  And then think of how special it would be for them to have a portrait of themselves that they truly love.  Granted, as a professional photographer I’m biased, but I truly believe that giving the gift of a portrait is giving a gift that is so treasured that it lasts for years and years to come.

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If I’ve managed to convince you, the rest is relatively easy.  From now through the month of November, I’m offering Mini-Sessions Just for Her.  The investment is $150 and it is all inclusive with a half hour session, a beautifully edited gallery and a matted 5×7 print to treasure.  Digital images are included, so that she can finally share a profile picture that she loves and that truly reflects her beauty and strength.

And here’s the challenge.  If you know that you would love this for yourself, just do it.  Message or email me (lauraherr8@gmail.com) and we will pick a time and location for your very own shoot.  And if you’d rather not book one for yourself, stop and think of someone in your life that could use this for themselves and give them a gift that will last for years to come.

Thank you for taking time to read this and I do hope that you take me up on this special offer of Mini-Sessions Just for Her.  Again, this special is valid now throughout the month of November.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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