As an Atlanta family photographer myself, there is nothing more humbling than being hired by one of my peers. To put it mildly, we photographers can be a picky bunch – but we are lucky to have a some amazing talent in our surrounding area, and I’m thankful to call many of Atlanta’s best photographers my friends. Ally is a talented Atlanta family photographer in our area, specializing in family/lifestyle photography, and last year we hired her to follow our family around for a full day and document “a day in the life” session for us – so I was thrilled when she chose me to photograph her and her mom. There’s nothing else in this world (as a photographer) like getting a mother and daughter into the studio. It’s hard to put into words what it’s like to see women light up in front of my camera together, and to feel gorgeous. Ally nailed it when she said that she thinks her mom is the most beautiful woman in the world, and that she wanted her mom to see herself the way that Ally sees her.
I remember when Ally first contacted me about this session with her mom….she explained to me that her mother has spent most of our life serving others – both as a mom and in her career, and for once, she wanted her mom to feel beautiful and special and pampered. She wanted to have a day that was all about them spending meaningful time together, feeling gorgeous, and she wanted to celebrate their relationship at their current stages of life. I just love what she said about her mom and about this session in their behind the scenes video, so be sure to watch it below!
I know that it can be hard to carve out time for things like this, but I’m so thankful that Ally and her mom came in and spent the day with me….and I loved seeing their transformations in front of my camera <3
Here are their “before” photos from the morning of the shoot:
Here’s the behind the scenes video from their session:
And some of my favorite images from their session together: